Friday, June 27, 2014

CATHY DOOLEY HONORED AGAIN BY NYC ROCKETTES!

Cathy cutting her cake!

Michelle Koutsebelis, Cathy with former students, Shelley Offenther
 
 
Arlene Acker, Cathy, Sheila Phillips

Cathy Dooley Honored by Rockette Alumnae at Radio City Music Hall - June 22, 2014

 Cathy Dooley, an honorary Rockette, was the guest of honor at the Rockette Alumnae Association quarterly meeting held in NYC on June 22, 2014.  Upon her arrival at Radio City Music Hall Cathy was immediately whisked away for an interview with Hanna Meium, the RCMH archivist and present day Rockette.

 Cathy spoke about how 9 of her students went on to become Rockettes. The interview video will appear in the near future on the new Rockette Timeline historical web site http://www.rockettes.com/timeline.html?source=videos/2301245439 and on YouTube.

 After the interview Cathy attended the meeting and luncheon that had a large turnout of former Rockettes and members of the Alumnae Association. During the meeting some of Cathy’s former students who had gone on to become Rockettes got up and spoke about Cathy. They were called the Cathettes and they came from all over the country to honor Cathy. The Cathettes present were Katy Braff, Rosemary Posillico Noviello, Cookie Dutch Franzese, and Lucille Narr Saladino. They spoke about the type of teacher Cathy was. While kind, they said she was very demanding and tough on them, working them hard and encouraging them to be the best.    If you survived Cathy’s training, you were prepared to audition for the Rockettes. That’s why so many girls made the Rockettes.

Cathy spoke about how happy she was to be there. She discussed her background, the money donated to charities and how she is still very passionate about The Original Florida Follies and their mission.

After Cathy spoke, some of Barbara Anzalone’s students tap-danced to Liza Minelli’s “New York, New York” to salute Cathy. Sound familiar? The finale consisted of Arlene Acker and Sheila Phillips doing their rendition of “Rumor Has It”. As it had been staged for 10, the hoofers re-choreographed it for two dancers. The audience loved it, and Cathy was very proud and surprised as she had no idea that her dancers would be performing one of her works.

Patty DeCarlo Grantham, the President of the Association and organizer of the event, had a delicious cake (see photo) especially made for Cathy which everyone enjoyed!

 

 
 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

FOLLIES 2015 SHOW SCHEDULE!











    
 
     HERE IT IS!   OUR 2015 SHOW SCHEDULE!

          THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA

             FOLLIES  PRESENTS:


  DANCE!  DANCE!  DANCE!
 
            ALL SHOWS START AT 1:45 PM.

Call Venue Reps below to order your tickets!

Sun, Jan 25                    OMNI AUDITORIUM
Coconut Creek             Jim & Bev  954-454-2457
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd,      Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Tickets   $20 each – Preview Performance only
                   Group Rates Available.

4 Shows at:     OLYMPIC HEIGHTS THEATER
      20101 Lyons Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Sunday, Feb 8         Ruth           561-749-0016
Sunday, Feb 15      Sylvia         954-720-1880
Sunday, Feb 22      Sherry        561-338-6860
Sunday, Mar  8     Jack & Joe     561-391-8253
   Tickets  $28 each – Group Rates Available.

Sunday, Mar 15       PARKER PLAYHOUSE   
707 NE 8th St,       Ft. Lauderdale,        FL 33304
           Direct Line  954-462-0222  #1        or  
Tickets   $28 each plus Parker Restoration Fee
                  Group Rates Available.

                                     

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SENIOR IDOL SHOW 5-18-14 - 2:00 PM

                      Ten of the seventeen lovely
                           Follies ladies performing for
                                      Senior Idol Show
                                               
                                        2:00 PM
                            SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
                      PARKER PLAYHOUSE
                      707 NE 8TH STREET
                      FT LAUDERDALE, FL
                                  33304
 
                               This year, as in years past,
                            The  Original Florida  Follies
                             Dancers will be opening the
                                 SENIOR IDOL SHOW
                            with their exciting Broadway
                             style Rockette tap number!!!
 
                              FOR TICKETS 
                         CALL 954-462-0222
 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

ROCKETTE ALUMNAE AWARD TO CATHY DOOLEY!

Cathy Dooley, Founder of
The Original Florida Follies
holding her Award!
 
While teaching in her New York studio years ago,
many of Cathy Dooley's students became
Radio City Music Hall Rockettes!
We are proud to report that at the Hotel Riviera in
Miami Beach, The Radio City Music Hall Rockette
Alumnae Association presented Cathy with
a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding work as a
Teacher, Director, Choreographer and Humanitarian!
 
THE FOLLIES MEMBERS ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, CATHY!

Friday, March 14, 2014

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON!

                 Our Entire Cast in the scene 'Mama Mia'
                            from "HIT PARADE 2014"

THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA FOLLIES
            HAS DONE IT AGAIN!

All our audiences greatly enjoyed “HIT PARADE
2014”at six designated venues in Coconut Creek,
Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. 

We are now in rehearsal for the 2015 show and
will have the new schedule ready in MAY.

If you want this announcement mailed to you,
please send your name and address to our website
at:  www.theoriginalfloridafollies.com and we will
be happy to add you to our list. 

SCHEDULE WILL ALSO APPEAR
    ON OUR WEBSITE IN MAY.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CATCHING UP for 2014 SEASON

 

OUR FOLLIES TROUPE IS ALWAYS BUSY!

At our Hawaiian Holiday Brunch 12-14-2013,
clothing and diapers were presented to our
charities, Children's Diagnostic &Treatment
Center and Family Central.  Since inception
in 2000, over $650,000 have been donated to
Children-in-Need!
 

Follies Cast took a break from their intense
schedule and enjoyed lunch at Lester's 12-20-14.
                            
Our Follies' beautiful Models and handsome Escorts.