Hosts Dion Watson, left, and Jaimie Roberts are an act in and of themselves.

More than 30 acts, from body percussionists to hula hoopers and opera singers, will bring a talent overload to the stage at the Marathon Community Theatre for “One Weekend Only,” the playhouse’s annual variety show and largest fundraiser. Set for Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 2-4 with an 8 p.m. curtain each night, tickets to the show include a champagne toast, buffet with food from local restaurants and an opportunity to bid on more than 130 silent auction items valued collectively at more than $15,000.

“MCT is always proud to showcase our local talent for everyone to enjoy and appreciate,” said MCT President and OWO Director Joanne Zimmerman. “A big thank you to our members and patrons!”
Tickets are available at or by calling 305-743-0994.

Alex Rickert made the perfectly natural career progression from dolphin trainer to newspaper editor in 2021 after freelancing for Keys Weekly while working full time at Dolphin Research Center. A resident of Marathon since 2015, he fell in love with the Florida Keys community by helping multiple organizations and friends rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma. An avid runner, actor, and spearfisherman, he spends as much of his time outside of work on or under the sea having civil disagreements with sharks.