Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy is hosting its inaugural gala, “Rocket City’s Got Talent!” and it’s the perfect date night for parents who love to support The Arts for kids.
Rocket City’s Got Talent! will be a high-energy celebration that will gather over 500 supporters, including arts and theatre lovers and community leaders for an evening of stories, song, music, laughter, and so much more. Performers will showcase the abounding talent of North Alabama in front of a panel of local “celebrity” judges. The winner of “Rocket City’s Got Talent!” will be awarded a cash prize, in addition to other promotional prizes that will benefit them as a performer.
YOU get to vote for your favorite act to walk away with the grand prize! There will be comedy, dancing, singing, and live music & theatre performances.
Doors open at 6:00 pm with a silent auction of high-quality items and unique experiences from some of North Alabama’s favorite attractions & businesses. The evening will also include complimentary food and drink. All proceeds will support FPCTA’s mission and programming that uses the transformational power of theatre to inspire and shape children.
Meet The Talented Performers
Confirmed contestants include the following stars:
Akshay Ahuja, comedian, has performed across the South and brings a unique perspective on life in America by highlighting his Indian culture. He is preparing for a filmed comedy special in Washington D.C. this summer.
Emily Louise Hoppe, vocalist and instrumentalist, teaches music, middle school chorus and theatre, as well as after-school ukulele and theatre clubs. She has been a teaching artist at Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) since 2010.
Dr. Reginald Jackson, saxophonist and musician, currently serves part of the teaching faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as a private instructor at his own studio. He is an integrative instructor for the Arts Council S.T.E.A.M. program for educators and has released 10 instrumental CDs and a series of piano/keyboard books.
Jecky Bean, the Indie musical duo of Sarah Mitchell and Meredith Johnson, writes original music and creates music videos that showcase their theatrical backgrounds and love for their hometown. They founded the Homemade Jams Singer-Songwriter Showcase in 2018.
Abi Schneider and Stephane Schneider, Swing Dancers, currently travel around the Swing Circuit teaching, judging and competing in the All-Star division. They are both hired for multiple West Coast Swing dance events every year.
Jennifer Simmons, vocalist, has been active in the Huntsville theatre community for the past 26 years and most recently appeared in FPCTA’s “Akeelah and the Bee.” While working at NASA, she won first place in Marshall Space Flight Center’s talent show in 2012.
Rocket City’s Got Talent Details
When: Friday, June 7th, 2019 | Doors open at 6:00 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM
Where: Thurber Arts Center (map)
Cost: Special BOGO offer for RCM Readers: two tickets for $75! Use the code: FPFAM
Get tickets online | Facebook Event
Win Two Tickets!
We want to send a lucky RCM Reader to the show for free! Just enter in the box below. We’ll announce a winner on June 2nd.