Tonight PKR and I and six other Sixth Street performers put on a fund-raiser for the theater. We paired up and sang and competed against one another. The pair whose bucket had the most money was the winner.
We started out the show singing "Do-Re-Mi".
Joy Persoon started off the solo competition with "Everything's Coming Up Roses".
Her partener, PKR, schmoozed the audience with "In The Still of the Night".
The next solo was Jenny Fritz, singing "I Whistle A Happy Tune." Doesn't she look cute with all those curls.
Her partner, Vern Hanson, sang "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" from "My Fair Lady."
Then Shelley Hodgedon also sang a tune from "My Fair Lady." She sang "I Could Have Danced All Night".
Her partner Ken Bartle donned his leather jacket and hat and did a wonderful version of "Chantilly Lace."
Then it was my turn to get up and sing George Gershwin's "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess".
Then my partner Scott Hall was next, and he sang "Only You."
After intermission, we paired up and sang duets.
PKR and Joy started the duets off singing, "Tonight" from "West Side Story."
Vern and Jenny sang "It's Delightful".
Ken and Shelley sang "Til There Was You" from "The Music Man".
Then Scott and I donned some "Fiddler on the Roof" costumes, and sang "Sunrise, Sunset".
As they counted the money, we all got up and ended by singing "Seventy Six Trombones."
The evening ended with Scott and I being announced the first place winner, the ones who had the most money in our bucket.
But really, everyone was a winner, because it was a fun night and the theater made over $800, which will help keep us going through the summer.
We plan to make it an annual event.