Talent Show began in the mid 1960’s when the parents of
the late Tim Weigel (Channel 2 Sports) was a student at LFHS.
They suggested that a Talent Show could make a very successful
fund raiser. Mr. and Mrs. Weigel who started Channel 26 in Chicago,
were the first directors and they brought in two professional
entertainers to be the first MC’s. These were Two Ton Baker,
a Chicago nightclub entertainer and Ken Nordine, creator of Word
Jazz and a staple of Chicago Jazz radio. Other well known examples
of famous MC’s are Vince Vaughn and Paul Boese who were
Talent Show MC’s for two years in the late1980’s.
Vince has gone on to a successful film career and Paul is now
a well known script writer living in Los Angeles. Forty years
later, Talent Show is still going strong providing over $25,000
per year for the APT to use towards enhancing educational opportunities
at LFHS. Talent Show is not only great entertainment but has
been a successful training ground for LFHS students who are extremely
proficient in the theatrical arts. Many LFHS graduates and Talent
Show Alumni work professionally in theater, film and television
all over the world.