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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spectacular Kids!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM

click to enlarge Fiona and Emmett Stowell
  • Fiona and Emmett Stowell
Young performers from all over the state stepped up to the Higher Ground stage this month. They were vying for a spot in the first-ever Kids VT Spectacular Spectacular, a talent show for Vermont’s rising stars — and they sure did impress! More than 50 kids sang, danced, played instruments, performed comedy sketches and generally poured their hearts out before three discerning judges. Before they left, photographer Matthew Thorsen snapped headshots of the all the kids who auditioned.

The big show is Saturday, December 13, at Higher Ground in South Burlington. Doors open at noon; the show’s at 12:30 p.m.

Choosing just 16 acts to perform at the big show was tough. But we did it! Here's who made the cut:


  • Mariah Larson, 11, Burlington
    Micah Rossman, 9, Burlington
    Seth Rossman, 11, Burlington
    Abigail Perlah-Hard, 11, Burlington
    Samuel Perlah-Hard, 7, Burlington 

  • Brody McGuire, 8, Vergennes
    Carter McGuire, 6, Vergennes 


  • Ella Grace Holter, 12, Warren 


  • Lily Roberts, 10, Monkton
    click to enlarge Zanevia Wilcox
    • Zanevia Wilcox



  • Zani Lewis, 11, Burlington 


  • Hannah Leslie, 13, Berlin
    Mackenzie Bilbrey, 12, Northfield
    Alyssa Atwood, 13, Northfield
    Bethany Atwood, 11, Northfield


  • Anessa Conner, 11, Burlington
    Catie Macauley, 11, Charlotte 


  • Emeri Rasco, 6, Westford
    Jenelle Hardy, 11, Georgia
    Stella Rabtoy, 6, Westford
    Colton Hardy, 7, Georgia 

  • Fiona Stowell, 8, Warren
    Emmett Stowell, 5, Warren


  • Mykenzie Rey Duffy, 10, Vergennes 


  • click to enlarge Emeri Rosco, Jenelle Hardy, Stella Rabtoy and Colton Hardy
    • Emeri Rosco, Jenelle Hardy, Stella Rabtoy and Colton Hardy
    Skylar Clarke, 11, Burlington
    Ariel Felcan, 11, Burlington
    Nora Jacobsen, 11, Burlington
    Claire Osmond, 11, Burlington

  • Audrey Pearl, 13, Jericho 


  • Zanevia Wilcox,13, Burlington


  • Chasey Knight, 10, Burlington 

  • Benjamin Weinstein, 12, Richmond

  • Kaitlyn Ducharme, 13, Burlington 

Tickets for the Spectacular Spectacular — which will also feature performances from Regal Gymnastics, The McFadden Academy of Irish Dance, Urban Dance Complex and Very Merry Theatre — are available on the Higher Ground website. You don't want to miss this show!

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