A golden show

Jim Sinclair

Black Press

Stepping into the Miners’ Hall is always an invitation to think back to days gone by. But paying a visit to the gathering place (built just prior to the last century) for a live presentation set in those long-gone times is beautifully appropriate.

Gold Fever Follies is not new but it is as fresh as ever for the out-of towners who enjoy it as part of their visit here, as well as for locals who can’t get too much of a good thing.

In its 28th season the Follies relies on the energy and talent of a gifted cadre of writers and performers - both dramatic and musical. A small but mighty contingent filled the first few rows last Thursday for the evening offering and the appreciation for the live show was evident on each face.

A number of historically appealing topics, heavily gold-rush-seasoned, are referenced in the script by Trail native Brian Turner. The effort is Turner’s seventh on a Follies theme and the versatile cast brings it off the pages very well. Two shows a day, five days a week through to August 23 guarantee this experience will not be forgotten by the group.

“Off the Rails” is the title of this year’s installment which deals with labour-management issues, and more.

All aboard for “Off the Rails,” appearing Tuesday through Saturday, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.


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