“Puttin’ on the Ritz!” with Houston County Talent

“Puttin’ on the Ritz!” with Houston County Talent

Crockett — Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is presenting The Houston County Youth Talent Showcase sponsored by Coca-Cola of Crockett, May 18th at the Crockett Civic Center.  This annual showcase event of some of the best and brightest talent from all over Houston County is in rehearsals and getting ready for a stellar performance!  The theme of this year’s show is “Puttin’ on the Ritz!” and is dedicated to longtime Crockett resident and esteemed community member, Bill Schulman.

Mr. Schulman owned and operated the Ritz theater in Crockett. He passed away May 3, but left instructions the theater should stay open, even on the day of his service. He was a true showman and believed “the show must go on!”  The Houston County Youth Talent showcase will have the all the glamour of old Hollywood with singing, dancing, music and a percussion act that has to be seen to be believed!

This professionally-produced showcase event has been presented by PWFAA for the youth of Houston County for 22 years and this year’s performance is sure to delight and entertain. Proceeds from the showcase will help support PWFAA’s school-time programming for the 2013-2014 school year.  PWFAA’s Arts-in-Education panelists auditioned over 140 acts at area schools and selected the best and brightest stars! This year’s panelists are:

Crockett –                               Janet Walker

Grapeland –                            Perry Bobbit

Jordan/Vista Academy –    Don Colasanti

Kennard –                               Margaret Wright

Latexo –                                  Rhonda Price

Lovelady –                              Deeanne Sweeney

Selected at this year’s auditions are:


Victoria Logan- “Hit Me Up”

Jacy Stubblefield, Megan Williams, Ayvery Sallee- “Swagger”

Eli Admire- “Killer Joe”


Kiran Amjad & Kalie Land- “Cup Song”

Faith White- “One Moment at a Time”

Kendra McCullough- “Take Me to The King”

Kelsi Colbert & Cassie Murphee- “Fully Alive”

Will Brannen- “Cruise”


Deja Peterson- “Indescribable”

Alli Rae White- “Going In”

Matthew Moore & Maddie Moore- “Amazing Grace Medley”

Lyndsey Cole- “Amazing Grace Medley”

Kennard Ringtones- “Trumpet Voluntary”

Sarah Ackley, Eli Avila, Ty Best, Collin Champagne, Stormie Davis,                                  Monica Dias, Colton Dowdy, Matthew Flower, Delailah Galvan, Kaylie                            Henderson, Miranda Peacock, Morgan Pleasant


Sydney Furrh- “Watch Me”

Haleigh McKenney- “A Dream is a Wish”

Tamesha Duncan- “I’m Going Down”

Jordan & Randi Lane- “They’re Everywhere”

Olivia Santone- “Blue Bird”


Neomi Lopez- “Gold”

J.D. Martin- “Ovation 2”

Shelby Bruner & Liz Conner- “Momma’s Broken Heart”

Paige Scott- “Style vs. Anointing”

Jordan School/Independent

Eden Owens- “All That Matters”

Avery Cobbs- “TTY XOXO”

Addie Coldiron- “Millionaire’s Hoedown”

Presley Ellis- “A Thousand Years”

Katie Bradshaw, Jamie Welch, Aliya Lane, Alyssa Dilli, Avery Cobbs, Allie          White & Carson Pardue- “Dig a Little Deeper”

Katie Bradshaw, Jamie Welch, Aliya Lane, Alyssa Dilli, Avery Cobbs, Allie White, Carson Pardue, Maddie Conner, Jordan Davenport, Victoria Logan, Paige Huff,  Jamie Irvin & Kirsten Jeitz- “Survivor”

Come out and support the young talent of Houston County and see the future of entertainment as these young stars begin their rise to stardom!!  The show is Saturday May 18th, 7:30 pm at the Crockett Civic Center with the box office opening at 6:30 pm. General admission tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for 18 and under and can be purchased at the PWFAA office or at the box office the night of the show.  PWFAA is located at 603 E Goliad, Suite 203 and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 – 1:00. For more information call (936) 544-4276 or go the website at  Don’t miss your chance to see this wonderful showcase and support the best of Houston County!!

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