Thursday Croonin for Critters
Birmingham professionals will sing on behalf of homeless animals at the 11th annual Croonin’ For Critters, Thursday March 22th, at WorkPlay. Happy hour begins at 4:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m. Cover charge is $25.
Proceeds will benefit the 39th annual Do Dah Day, a fundraiser in support of homeless animals, set for May 19th, 2018, in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks.
Hosted by Birmingham lawyer, Tommy Spina, Croonin’ For Critters borrows the American Idol format. Contestants will perform a song accompanied by the Robins-Morton Orchestra followed by performance critiques from judges, Ona Watson, Pam Huff and Bruce Ayers.
The audience will vote for their favorite singers through $1 donations. Audience members can vote for their favorite singer or singers as many times as they wish. The top vote getter will be named Birmingham’s Critter Idol. A separate award will go to the most talented singer in the competition.
Featured singers include Kristie Tingle Higginbotham, Ben Burford, Jan Hunter, Deedra Atkisson, , Allison Black Cornelius , Shelby Z, Sally Baio. Marlow Shepherd, Cooper Trent, Ashby Pate, Katie Cox and Meghan Barnes, Raquel Lilly, Nick Sellers, Rodney Frazier, Len Park and Dwight Williams. Plus Rick Carter will perform before and after the show in the lounge.
Sponsors include Fawal & Spina, Steve & Karen Hudson, Stewart Dansby, Serra Automotive, McCorquodale Transfer, Ward & Cooper, Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, Henniger, Garrison & Davis, Morgan and Morgan/ Ike Gulas ., Randy Jones/Nationwide Insurance, Servis1st Bank, Just Happy Hounds, Barton Clay Fine Jewelers, Isbell Jewelry, WorkPlay, Slice Pizza, ABC 33/40, CW21 and MY68, Red Mountain Entertainment and Stardome Comedy Club