Georgian staff and students share hidden talents to raise funds for scholarships

Over 50 Georgian staff and students will share their hidden talents at the 26th annual Georgian’s Got Talent (or not) Benefit Concert to help raise funds for financially challenged students. Performances will take place Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at the Georgian Theatre.


The benefit concert will feature all sorts of acts: dance, music, and comedy.


“It’s a true variety show – you never know what to expect,” says director Elaine Murray, who has been on the organizing committee since the show began over 25 years ago. “We are extremely excited this year and have a number of new performers in the show. It’s also very diverse, and we have staff and students from our Orillia and Owen Sound campuses, as well as from Barrie, performing.”


The show is hosted by local comedian, and Georgian staffer, Andrea Murray – whose antics are always memorable.


“There’s no telling what Andrea will come up with this year,” said Murray. “She has graced the stage as everything from Miley Cyrus to a singing cow.”


Proceeds from this year’s show will fund the annual Gord Bastian Memorial Entrance Award, as well as Georgian’s financial aid bursaries.


Tickets are $15 and a dinner/show special is available for $30. Students, seniors and alumni can purchase tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Bear Essentials Store at Georgian’s Barrie Campus, online or at the door.