Music rocked the WHS auditorium complete with lip sync

Pictured are Dixie Mount, left, Beth Shepard Hendon, Kimberly Mixon, Monica Tracy, Rylee and Gracie Corbett. Pictured below are the judges, Collin Jones, left, Caden Wade, Sabella Douglas

WHEATLAND - The Platte County Players hosted the 2023 Lip Sync Battle to raise funds to assist Wheatland High School Thespian Troupe 605 send three members who qualified to attend the National Thespian Festival in Indianapolis in June 2023.

The battle is held annually and is open to the public to participate and watch. The judges for the contest are the national qualifiers, and the judges this year were Caden Wade, who qualified in costume construction from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Collin Jones, who qualified with a solo, “Grow for Me,” from Little Shop of Horrors, and an original one act play, “Tough Break,” and Sabella Douglas who qualified with a solo, “She Used To Be Mine,” from Waitress.

The Battle winners were: First Place, Kimberly Mixon, who performed to “Locomotion.” Second Place, Dixie Mount and Beth Shepard Hendon, who performed to “What is this Feeling?” Third Place, Monica Tracy, Rylee Corbett and Gracie Corbett, who performed to “Ponytail.”

The People’s Choice Traveling Trophy was won by Dixie Mount and Beth Shepard Hendon. A total of $739.50 was raised. Please plan to join in the fun by putting together an act for the 2024 Lip Sync Battle or support these great kids by planning to attend the show Jan. 6, 2024.

The next event the Platte County Players are hosting is a Poetry Reading Feb. 12, 2023, at Tinker Flats Vineyard. Please contact Dixie Mount, 307-322-4075, if you would like to enter to recite a poem from your favorite author, or an original work. If you would like to attend, the recital starts at 2 p.m., and all are welcome.


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