North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity and Rape and Domestic Abuse will face off once again in a friendly fund-raising competition for the two North Platte nonprofit groups on Thursday, May 13.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater / Community Playhouse. It is loosely based on the Paramount Network television show Lip Sync Battle, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, will feature colorful and entertaining lip syncer’s from North Platte, battling it out for the coveted Lip Sync Battle Belt.

“We had no idea how well this fundraising idea would go over last year when Jenny Bonta, the Executive Director for RDAP and I decided to join forces on this competition” said Dalene Skates, Executive Director for Habitat. “But the community really rallied around the event and it completely exceeded all our expectations right out of the gate.”

The success last year led to a few changes for the 2021 competition.

More contestants have been added — four for each organization and the show will be held at the playhouse this year to accommodate a larger audience. The audience is the judge, determining the winner by their response.

Lewys Carlini will return as Master of Ceremonies and Sonie Kuhlman will be the Colorful Commentator. Derek Beck will be handling the music, selected by the contestants, and one of RDAP’s contestants from last year, Dillon Johnson, is the event coordinator.

Tickets are $25 in advance and are available at the Habitat office at 420 N. Cottonwood St. or the RDAP office at 316 E. Front St.

You can support your team by purchasing a Team Habitat or Team RDAP tee-shirt to wear to the show. Tee-shirts can be bundled with a ticket for $40.

Tickets at the door will be $30 and shirts will cost $20.

Masks will be required.

Proceeds will stay local to benefit these two organizations.

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