Gold Fever Follies go off the rails

Josefin Svedberg

Rossland News

The Miners Hall was packed last Sunday with a thrilled audience for the Gold Fever Follies’ Naughty Knickers Night. It was a colourful show that did not fail to supply heaps of entertainment.

Act one of the show was full of dancing and songs as they performed some summery numbers, while the act two was an improvised version of “Off the Rails,” their regular show. Packed with appropriately inappropriate jokes and gags, the Gold Fever Follies exhilarated the audience and had them screaming with laughter.

Though the evening lacked anything resembling seriousness, there was no question that the cast members are wonderful artists. The song and dance numbers were always spot-on and the topics were important matters needing to be brought to light in a cheerful way.

The talent behind the Gold Fever Follies was especially visible when the performers took on each other’s roles from “Off the Rails.” Their ability to quickly grasp a new character, often of the opposite sex, was astonishing. Even when some fell out of step during dance routines or others forgot some of the words to songs it was just made more entertaining to watch.

“It was really, really, really good,” someone shouted out as people started to leave. The audience took to mimicking jokes and moves from the show, and hummed renditions of the soundtrack to “Off the Rails” could be heard all the way to the Flying Steam Shovel.

If you missed Naughty Knickers Night it’s not too late— the cast is putting on a repeat performance Sunday, August 17. John Han—theatre manager, music director and cast member—wants to thank everyone in Rossland for their support and says, “We hope to bring you an even better Naughty Knickers next week.” Tickets can be bought at the Miners Hall, Café Books or from John Han himself.

If you decided to attend, don’t forget to dress-up as well. A prize will be awarded for sauciest and naughtiest costume.


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