The first iSparkle Got Talent show, got off to a rollicking start Sunday night with Janet Maloney singing, “Get On Your Feet.”
Then, Zam Blau & Mark Traynor thrilled the audience with their provocative dance moves to “Black Magic Woman.” Later in the show, Bruce & Lynn Greenberger danced to the disco hit, “Boogie oogie oogie” and the Villages Hula Dancers took the stage to get rid of “The Pesky Fly” using large and loud flyswatters.
There were some beautiful songs from pop to country added throughout by Holly Black, Karen Wink, Juanita Doyle, Lisa Chadwick, Jan Myers, Diane Jiles, Mary Roberson, and Bill Eder. Donna Palumbo and Linda Smith of the “Queen Bees,” took us back in time with “The Tennessee Waltz.” Donna J. ended the first part of the show with a medley of songs called “Smash Up”.
Hometown Cloggers danced traditional clogging with precision to “Sold” and The Travelin’ Shoes reinvented clogging by adding garbage cans and lids as drums and cymbals to “Word Up.”
Billie Thatcher started the second part of the show with an old favorite, “What the World Needs Now” and “I Am What I Am,” continuing the uplifting feeling of the evening.
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There were several skits mixed in for humor by Diane Tuttle and Phyllis Groff and Vicki Gordon plus 9.
A humorous song titled “Lizzie Borden” was sung by Cindy Cooper. Cindy was then joined by friend Shelly Sullivan to sing “This Land is Your Land.” Comedian Tina DeWees continued the laughter with a testimony of “Life in the Villages.” A little magic card trick by Marti Doris was thrown in for good measure.
Of course, no show is complete without Clowns. Pattie Hattie, Peachie and Rosie from Clown Alley, who kept everyone laughing with a skit, called “Something Fishy”.
A special guest, Sharon Spivey, who wrote the song, “Out of Your Shoes” for country star, Lorrie Morgan in 1989, was in attendance and introduced to the audience; after which, Sharon’s good friend, Kathy Strope, sang the chart topping song.
During the entire show, the audience was coached and entertained by Mimee Mime, Shirley Mason, with signs to “Clap,” “Whistle”, “Cheer” and “Laugh.”
As the finale, the room and stage went dark when Petrina, Cynthia Fitzpatrick, and Joe Phipps danced onto the stage with lighted outfits to a medley of rock and pop hit which was a dynamic and creative ending to a ‘fun” show. The show was arranged by iSparkle Events Coordinator Rosemary Ahrens and was assisted back stage with Ann Smalley and moderated by Petrina. iSparkle Got Talent 2 will be at Eisenhower Recreation Center Sunday, May 20 to dazzle and sparkle again.