Jennifer Dryden in one of the skits from this year’s Horsefly Follies.

Jennifer Dryden in one of the skits from this year’s Horsefly Follies.

Horsefly Follies takes off on 70s sitcoms

The Horsefly Musical Theatre Group is well underway preparing for their annual Horsefly Follies.

Bruce MacLeod

Special to The Tribune

The Horsefly Musical Theatre Group is well underway preparing for their annual Horsefly Follies. This year the productions are loose interpretations of TV sitcoms and shows of the 1970s. They call themselves Follywood in the 70s.

I was allowed a brief look at one of the rehearsals the other night which is based on a half-hour, prime-time comedy sitcom.  I found my glimpse totally hilarious, and can see the usual standards of excellence are continuing. The productions being parodied are kept reasonably secret until opening night, but the photos might give a hint as to what the audience might expect. There is a special show for young adults, 18 and under, on April 29 at 7 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a concession during this show.  Tickets are $8 at the door.

Co-directors of the 2011 Follies presentation are Pauline Williams and Christina Mary, and producer is Kirsten Saunders. Opening night is Saturday April 30 at 7:30 p.m. sharp at the Horsefly Community Hall, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Next shows are May 6 and 7 with the same times applying. There is a bar so minors are not allowed at these shows.  Tickets for adults are $12.50 each, and will be available at Clarkes Store after April 16. There is a special advance ticket sale event at the Community Hall 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 16 at the Horsefly Community Hall. Ticket sales have been brisk. There are only about 30 tickets left for the May 7 show, but April 30 and May 6 shows have a good supply left.

There are also nightly door prizes and auctions. The proceeds are all funneled back into the community of Horsefly through the Horsefly Community Club to various ongoing programs such as our swim program, volunteer fire department, Old Fashioned Christmas, Halloween party, and other worthy community projects.

 

Follies director Kirsten Saunders asked me to include a reminder for everyone to be extra careful out there.

 

 

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