Annual Variety Show
By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)
Fairfield, CT – Dancers, magicians, guitarists and more. Almost every Vaudeville-style performance you could think of was represented, and each performer did his or her very best to entertain the audience.
The grand event was the annual Osborn Hill Variety Show and the setting was the auditorium at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. Several hundred people gathered to enjoy 43 acts rendered by Osborn Hill Elementary School students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The concluding act was a 5th Grade number titled “Party Rock Anthem”.
“This has been done for many years and is just for the kids to show their talent,” said Elisa Grignano, the ticket manager, about the show.
And there was certainly no lack of talent. Eight-year-old Sam Frank strummed out an Eric Clapton guitar medley like a pro. Precocious Kelly Westerback crooned “White Horse”. Robbie Donahue, Robbie McIntosh and Tommy Melvin, sporting slicked back hair and karate uniforms, performed a “Kung Fu Fighting” number. Campbell and Hayden Mattus made the audience smile as mock senior citizens singing “Get Your Bingo On.”
As their children appeared on the stage, parents rushed to the head of the aisles with various recording devices to capture all the action, while other family members cheered from their seats.
Sure enough, Osborn Hill’s got talent.