Mix together some hilarious emcees, musical talent, innovative dance moves, talented vocalists, creative skits and deep poetry and you get ’Topper Revue, a talent show put on by students at Los Alamos High School.
The first show was at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. As people poured into the auditorium, an animated buzz filled the air and the crowd waited in anticipation for the show.
’Topper Revue began with a video introducing the emcees, who are all seniors: Orli Shlachter, Gary Cooper, Monica Poston, Cassidy Reeves, Dallin Parker and Daniel Hill.
Each host had a different personality, with Shlachter as the witty one; Cooper as the self-obsessed prima donna; Poston as the quirky creative free spirit; Reeves as the fearless adventurer; Parker as the athlete; and Hill as the all-knowing bibliophile.
The theme of this year’s show was “Survivor: The Ultimatum,” where the emcees struggled to survive on a tropical island in a tough competition for a mysterious scholarship — with regular interspersion of the performing acts, of course.
There was a wide variety of vocal acts. Among others, two were boy bands, one was a duet by sisters Samantha and Alexandra Hammon, and another was an ensemble of five girls who sang about “100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man.”