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SHOWBIZ of Dade City wins at Access Broadway Competition in Orlando

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on February 21, 2019

SHOWBIZ from Graham Music Studios, based in Dade City, won Platinum and First Place Overall awards at Access Broadway, a national talent competition held in Orlando.

On Saturday, February 16, Graham Music Studio’s group SHOWBIZ competed against 536 other acts from performing arts studios from around Florida and came out on top!  SHOWBIZ is a vocal group made of the elite singers from around Pasco County including Sarah Atkins, Carly Bowling, Gianna Como, Isabella Como, Ellie DeLloyd, Lyra Lacson, Larkin Mainwaring, Kassie Miller, Mackenzie Robinson, Payton Rodgers, Analee Tomkow, Marlee Tomkow and Karis Williams.

Graham Music Studio’s oldest group, SHOWSTOPPERS also received the very highest rating of platinum and placed fourth overall for their performance of Up The Ladder To The Roof from Everyday Rapture.

SHOWSTOPPERS includes Catherine Beard, Victoria Campos, Amandacloversettle, Genevieve D’Water, Lyndsey Furtado, Analiese Gallagher, Jasmine Kurz, Kallie Keith, Mikayla Mauradian, Megan Phillips, Macy Pickerall, Georgia Piersall, Bernadette Richter, Channing Romesser, Emma Shireman and Shelby Surratt.

Best Broadway Vocal

Graham Music Studios also won the award for the best Broadway Vocal.  Five Forever from Little Women, made up of Roman Ricardo, Macy Pickerall, Isabella Como, Megan Phillips and Shelby Surratt were awarded a platinum rating as well as first place, and are now the Best Broadway Vocal title holders.

Some of the member of SHOWBIZ posing with their Platinum medals and BROADWAY STAR for winning the title of Best Vocal Performance Group 2019 Front row left to right – Kassie Miller, Marlee Tomkow, Sarah Atkins Back Row – Carly Bowling, Payton Rodgers, Karis Williams, and Analee Tomkow Image courtesy of Graham Studios

Shelby Surratt and Megan Phillips also took home the award for the best duet/trio of the weekend with their performance of You Love Who You Love from Bonnie and Clyde.  They received a platinum rating, first place overall and are the title holders for best duet /trio vocal.

The youngest group from Graham Music Studios, Showtime, received a high gold rating for their performance of You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.  They placed third place overall in their age group.

“We are so proud that these girls from a small town blew away the competition from the mega studios in Orlando, Tallahassee and Boca Raton,” said Alison Graham, owner of Graham Music Studios, “We are so proud of all their accomplishments!”

Top image courtesy of Graham Studios: Front row – Shelby Surratt. 2nd row from left to right – Channing Romesser, Megan Phillips, Catherine Beard, Macy Pickerall. 3rd row left to right – Analiese Gallagher, Victoria Campos, Jasmine Kurz, Mikayla Mauradian, Kalli Keith, Emma Shireman. Back row left to right – Amanda Cloversettle, Genevieve D’Water, Lyndsey Furtado, Bernadette Richter.