Get Ready-The Really Big Show XV is on the way

T he curtain is ready to open on the Really Big Show XV, a community night of talent sponsored by Peoples United Bank for United Way of Rutland County.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, the finest collection of amateur talent in the Rutland region will gather to put on an extraordinary show.  The 20-plus acts will display a variety of talents from singing, dancing, Broadway skits, and much more.

This year the show will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Show Producer Pat Wener has been there almost every step of the way and is amazed at the show’s longevity and continued success.

“It is amazing that we have been doing the show for 15 years now,” she said.  “To see the talent progress through the years and the incredible variety of acts really makes it wonderful.  I have many special memories of different performers and still get nervous and excited when the curtain rises for the show.”

Another group that has been there all along is Peoples United Bank.  Committee members have changed through the years, but Nicole Fabian and Sheila McCutcheon have served on the committee as representatives from the bank for the years.

“Originally we were trying to come up with an idea to help raise funds for United Way in an unusual and fun way.  We tried dances and other ideas, but this is the one that really took off,” said Fabian.

Master of Ceremonies Sam Gorruso will be serving in his 10th show.

“The show gets better and better each year because the volunteers do their roles well.   We try to get it down to a science so that people coming to the show each year leave saying that this year’s show was even better than the last,” he said.  “We have a good following and our goal this year will be to fill the theater.  The price of the show will stay at $15, making this the best show in town for the money.”

“We have a very generous and talented community and appreciate the efforts of all involved” added Chuck Sharp, director of United Way.

Comments

comments

Tags: ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

North Country Freepress – 04/21/17

FreePress_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 04/21/17

Northshire_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 04/20/17

518 Wheels_4_17_17.pdf-web.pdf

St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

st. mary's

By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready […]

Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

veterans memorial park

By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take […]

Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

Iron Chef winners

By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly […]

7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

Elementary School Memorial Day

By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in […]

Five seek seats on Granville school board

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Krystle S. Morey Put down your pencils. The petitions for seats on the Granville Board of Education are in. […]

Lakes Classifieds – 04/14/17

Lakes_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 04/14/17

Weekender_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf