Friends and supporters of McLeod Summer Playhouse were once again amused by the performances at Singing with the Stars on Friday, June 1. The popular annual “no talent required” fundraiser was entertaining as always. The winner Kristin Pankey of Herrin and physician recruiter for Southern Illinois Healthcare, wowed the audience to their feet with her performance of “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman. Also participating this year were Rachael Bonner of Salon Euphoria, John Dorris of Legends Bank, Tom English of The Southern Illinoisan, Justin Halteman of United Adjustment Service, Dr. Kyle Buchman of Logan Primary Care and Daniel Booth of Carbondale Elementary Schools.

Mike Kasser of SIH returned as emcee and was joined by judges Camille Dorris of Realty Central, Pale of the Neighborhood Co-op, and last year’s winner Andrea Barclay of Global Gourmet. Jenna Mee Dosch served as musical accompanist and the SIU BFA musical theater students in addition to MSP Summer Playhouse performers added on-stage support to the Stars.

Appetizers were provided by Hunan along with Lipe Orchards providing dessert. The event is organized by the MSP Board of Directors with star recruitment led by President Darrell Bryant.

1. Tom Kidd and Carolyn Wagner Snyder, both of Carbondale

2. Jimmy and Melinda Holland of Murphysboro

3. Harvey and Trish Welch of Carbondale

4. Jeff Franklin and Darrell Bryant, both of Carbondale

5. Darryl and Beth Kern of Carterville

6. Shane and Jessica Carsrud of Carterville

7. Sabrina Hall with Penny and Kyle Buchman, all of Murphysboro

8. Penny and Kyle Buchman of Murphysboro

9. Mike Kasser of Pomona

10. Carolyn Donow and Ron Naversen, both of Makanda

11. San and Jenny Chan of Carbondale

12. Carl and Linda Flowers of Carbondale

13. Sharon Harris-Johnson and Dennis Johnson of Murphysboro

14. Kathie Fralish and Bill Sherwood, both of Carbondale, Danette and Phil Schaefer of Carterville, with Barbara and Mort Levine of Carbondale

15. Doug and Lori Hayward of Cobden

16. Rex Budde of Herrin and Wendy Emery of Carterville

17. Lindsey Manson and Jenna Mee Dosch of New York with Duane Cole of St. Louis

18. Rick Steger, Jeff Franklin, and Mike Hanes, all of Carbondale

19. MSP performers Ellie Dudeck, Gavin Carnahan, Luther Brooks, Ester Olivo, Ethan Rich and Bennett Speith

20. Tracy Topcik with Jan and Steve Payne, all of Carbondale

21. Jay and Jennifer Needham of Carbondale

22. Daniel and Ashley Booth of Carbondale

23. Carolyn Donow of Makanda and Sharon Justice of Austin, Texas

24. Linda and Gail White of Carbondale

25. Stephanie Wood, Lane Hudgins and Joan Sherwood, all of Carbondale

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