Old Theater's Got Talent is a fundraiser for the Old Theater in Oriental. This event is a 2020 replacement for the Chili Cookoff which was cancelled due to COVID. The Old Theater is a 501 c3 registered non-profit. With few events in 2020, the theater has reduced revenue, yet has expenses to maintain the building and facilities. Please consider donating to the Old Theater, and support Pamlico County's key performing arts venue. You may also mail donations to The Old Theater, P.O. Box 521, Oriental, NC 28571.

Per Erichsen as Hercule Poirot

Per Erichsen performs the opening monologue to “Murder on the Orient Express” as Hercule Poirot, a role he was set to play when the pandemic hit.

Flying Blind - "Voyage"

Bob Laverty wrote “Voyage” on a trip to Oriental, NC in his 29’ sloop “Joie De Vie”. He performs his song with his Swansboro based group “Flying Blind” featuring Jack Ketner on fiddle and Gary Edmisten on bass.

Elaine Creel - "Turn Up the Spotlight"

Elaine Creel reprises her role of Mother Superior in Nunsense, with monologue and song, “Turn Up the Spotlight.”

TerryLynn Melody - "Desire"

TerryLynn Melody is a singer-songwriter who started performing in community theater and at churches in New Bern. She performs her original song “Desire”.

Luke Douglas - "River Rapids"

Luke Douglas is a 16 year old pianist. He plays “River Rapids”, a song he wrote at 15.

Michele Rodriguez - "Crazy"

Michele Rodriguez has performed previously at The Old Theater. Her last role was Sister Leo in Nunsense. She sings Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.

Ben Gaskill - "Point of Light"

Ben Gaskill has been a director and performer at The Old Theater. He sings “Point of Light” by Randy Travis.

Ken Belangia - "The Skye Boat Song"

Ken Belangia is a guitarist and singer in Oriental. He paired his rendition of “The Skye Boat Song” with photos of his trip to Ireland.

Isabella Rodriguez - "Never Enough"

Isabella Rodriguez is a 17 year old senior at Pamlico County High School. She sings “Never Enough” from the movie musical The Greatest Showman.

Rosa Cardona - "Three Little Birds"

Rosa Cardona recently got up the courage to sing at Open Mic Night. She sings Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”.

Russ Stevenson - "Sarie Marais"

Russ Stevenson has taken part in many plays at the Old Theater, and plays the Ukulele with The Uhoos. Russ sings “Sarie Marais” in Afrikaans.

Emily Wheeley - "She Used to be Mine"

Emily Wheeley is 15 and loves community theater. She sings “She Used to be Mine” from the Broadway Musical Waitress.

Barry Bey - "One Man Band"

Singer/songwriter Byron “Barry” Bey has performed on radio and television. He performs “One Man Band” by Old Dominion.

Byron Lambdin - "Till I Gain Control Again"

Byron Lambdin is retired, plays his guitar, and does a lot of fishing in the Oriental area. He plays and sings “Till I Gain Control Again”.

Yolanda Cristiani and Abby

Abby is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois that failed police dog training. Yolanda Cristiani produced a video showcasing Abby succeeding at her latest training.