The Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb will host its first community talent show at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.
Lisa Small, the club’s treasurer, said the idea for the talent show came from the success of a similar event hosted by Kiwanis Club in Joliet.
“We hope to make the talent show an annual event with a lot of community participation,” Small said. “We want to host an entertaining evening for our audience and a fun event for the community.
Some of the musical acts in the show include Upper Octave, a brass band made up of seven DeKalb High School band students; the Webster Family, who sing in four-part harmony; the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Adult/Youth and Children’s choirs; pianist Hannah Buckle; soprano Lorraine Langer; and singer/songwiter Ben Kohli.
Reserved seat tickets for the show cost $10 to $15 and are available through the theater box office, www.egyptiantheatre.org, and from any Kishwaukee Kiwanis member. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free
Before the event, there will be a meal at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb. Gold Circle tickets for the dinner and show cost $75.
All proceeds from the talent show will be used to support the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club’s projects and children’s programs in the community.
“The show is a way for people to raise funds for a local group that helps the community,” Ralph Sherman Jr., show director said. “I like to think of the event as a ‘fun’draiser.”
For more information, visit www.kishkiwanis.org/kishwaukee-kiwanis-show or email KishKiwanis@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.