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  • To Do This Week: Smyrna High School Talent Show

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  • There will be a gymnastics routine, standup comedy, breakdancing and more Friday night in the Smyrna High School Drama Club talent show.
    For the past few years, the Drama Club has put on a talent show for not only a fun night but as a fundraiser to put on their twice-a-year productions.
    So if you're looking for something to do this weekend, head to Smyrna High to see the hidden talents of the students. The talent show is in the auditorium and starts at 6 p.m.
    EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
    1. For a good cause. The Drama Club puts on two productions a year, and they don't necessarily come cheap. Drama Club Secretary Alex Stubbolo said the talent show is the drama club's biggest fundraiser of the year and goes towards paying for royalties, sets, costumes and more to put on the shows.
    2. Growing in numbers. The talent show has grown more and more popular over the years. The fundraiser has grown so much, over 40 acts auditioned for the talent show this year. It took the drama club advisor, teacher Christine Isom, and the officers almost three hours to cut the list into the roughly 20 performances that will be in the talent show.
    3. Diversity in the performances. Because so many students tried out for the talent show, the show will be diversified more so this year than in years past, which the students and Isom are really proud of.
    "Last year we were disappointed because we didn't have any dancers and this year the show opens with two guys breakdancing and they are awesome," Isom said. "And we're closing the show with a gymnastics performance."
    What else can the crowd expect from the show? Stubbolo says everything from singing to a student solving several rubik's cubes in less than five minutes.
    4. Getting in on the fun. While the three surprise guest judges will be responsible for choosing the Best Musical Solo Act, Best Duet, Best Non-Musical Act, and Overall Best Act, the crowd will get a say too with the Viewer's Choice Award.
    Isom said "Fan Choice" tickets will be sold two for $1 so members of the audience can vote for who they want to win the award. These tickets will be on sale throughout the show so the audience can vote at any time.
    WHY YOU SHOULD GO
    "For one thing it helps support the local theater group, the Smyrna High Drama Club, and also it's a really good show. It's an exciting, fun, good night out for anybody I think," Stubbolo said. "Smyrna High School has a lot of talent to offer and it's amazing we can build a showcase with so many acts that show people out there what we can do."
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    WHO Smyrna High Drama Club
    WHAT Talent Show
    WHEN 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
    WHERE SHS auditorium
    TIX $3 at the door
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com
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