High Point – On Sat., Feb. 1, the Friends of High Point Theatre presented its Fourth Annual TRIAD HAS TALENT! competition, proving the Piedmont and surrounding area has no shortage when it comes to superior-grade talent! An enthusiastic audience of family, friends and community members came out to support the 14 individual artists and groups chosen from an audition process which took place on November 18, 2019.

Selected finalists performed Feb. 1, awarded cash prizes and special “People’s Choice” Award

A respected panel of judges with long-standing ties within the performing arts industry tapped vocalist Martha Bowers of High Point, NC, for the first-place win of $500, with vocalists Katy Smith, Kernersville, NC, and Tara Flury, Winston-Salem, NC, taking the second and third place wins of $250 and $100, respectively. The audience had an opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant, with vocalist Katy Smith also chosen for the special “People’s Choice” Award.

Judges for the competition were Bill Warren from Performing Arts Live of Iredell; Steve Davis, former director of UNCSA’s Stevens Center; and former High Point Theatre Director Louisa Hart. Jennifer Morris served as the Emcee for the show. In addition to our sincerest appreciation to each of our judges, we would like to also thank the staff of the High Point Theatre and the Friends of the High Point Theatre, whose tireless efforts made this highly successful event possible.

Dates are currently being set for the 2021TRIAD HAS TALENT! competition. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the High Point Theatre website, Friends of the High Point Theatre FB page, or contact Karen Rimmer at (336) 883-3625 throughout the coming months for the latest updates.

The Friends of the High Point Theatre is the volunteer arm of High Point Theatre, providing volunteer services for ushering, concessions and other tasks, as well as raising money to purchase items not normally included in the annual theatre budget.

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 About High Point Theatre                                                                                                                                                                     

Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 930-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, display, or receptions, and free convenient parking.

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