Barbara Spencer Wins Mitchell Opera House Live Talent Showcase

(MITCHELL) – Barbara Spencer, of Bedford, was the winner of the Mitchell Opera House Live Talent Showcase.

Barbara Spencer

Spencer, 87, landed $1,000 by beating out seven other contestants with her 12 minute piano rendition of “Bumble Boogie,” “Root Beer Rag,” Malaguena” and a version of “Rhapsody in Blue”.

Dwight Cox

Dwight Cox, of Milltown, placed second with a vocal and guitar production.

Other contestants included:

  • Haley Chase, of Bedford, danced.
  • Jordan River Crossing, of Bloomington, sang acapella.
  • Kameron Gumaelius, of New Pekin, sang and played the guitar.
  • Angel Gabbard, of Bloomfield, sang.
  • Gustyn Wright, of Taswell, played the banjo.

The event was sponsored by Hoosier Uplands, Root’s RV, Holmes Hardware and Rainbow Printing.

The Mitchell Opera House will present another talent showcase series in 2020. To learn more about the Mitchell Opera House follow them on Facebook, or on their webpage.