The Big Lip Sync Contest, one of Nelson’s favourite traditions, is returning to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, March 7.
A fundraiser for the Capitol Theatre, the event will feature contestants (silently) belting out the lyrics to their favourite hit songs in hopes of attaining glory, bragging rights, and cash prizes. Theatre goers will have the chance to see their friends, family and coworkers transform into rock stars.
This year’s competition will be hosted by Nelson performers Liam Long and Eli Geddis.
“The Big Lip Sync Contest really is for anyone and everyone,” said Geddis.
“You might see your bank teller up there, your best friend’s mom, or, fingers crossed, one of your city councillors. It really is just the perfect place to lose yourself and win the big prize.”
Stephanie Fischer, executive director of the Capitol Theatre, is looking forward to the show.
“This is a great chance to have that moment in the spotlight,” she says. “All ages are participating, with cash prizes being awarded in four different categories.”
The categories are youth solo, youth group, adult solo, and adult/family group.
Tickets are now on sale at the Capitol Theatre box office or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca. Tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for youth, or $45 for a family of four.