The Collins Theatre is commemorating its 95th birthday on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. with a virtual walk through the years of its existence.

“We’ll have local performers doing dance and vocals,” said theater manager Joy Robinson.

Robinson said her goal was to provide a reason to celebrate.

“I didn’t want to let this 95th birthday for our theatre pass without some sort of celebration,” she said. “Since we can’t celebrate face-to-face this is what we have to do.”

Robinson added that no band will be present.

“Each singer will have their own background tracks they will be singing to,” Robinson continued. “All COVID-19 precautions will be taken on stage, and off. We have kept the number of singers small to allow the safest performance space possible.”

Donation links will be provided should anyone want to help the Collins, she said. “But it is not required to watch the show.”

As has been the case in past virtual performances, the evening may be viewed live on Facebook, and thereafter for those unable to watch live. “Join us from the comfort of your own homes,” Robinson concluded, “as we showcase 95 years of history and music in ‘95 Years of the Collins: A Historical Revue.’”

Information she made available showed the following performers would present the following pieces, by decade:


Allie Smith will sing “Gloomy Sunday”


Cue the Applause will tap-dance to “In the Mood”


Travis Rainbolt will sing “Earth Angel”

Shani Barnhill will sing “What A Difference A Day Makes”


Zane Holloway will sing “I Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Jeff Mitchell will sing “With a Little Help from My Friends”


Alexis Potter will sing “Let it Be”

Ella Murray will sing “Dreams”


Alex Brewer will sing an as-yet-undetermined piece


Catherine Hankins will sing “My Heart Will Go On”

Vicki Bishop will sing “The Show Must Go On”


Aubree Crum will perform ballet to “I Dreamed a Dream”

Cue the Applause will dance to the jazz piece “Applause”

Vicki Bishop will sing “Memory”

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