Saturday, December 17, 2016

WANT TO JOIN THE FOLLIES?

       BECOME A FOLLIES DANCER!
Every year (especially after people have just 
seen our show) The Follies website receives 
messages from entertainers wishing to join
our Follies Spectaculars

We love that our show raises enthusiasm to
join, and it is our desire to add members to
our troupe.

However, certain requirements are necessary.
1) Follies performers must be 55 or over.
2) Follies performers must be permanent Florida
    residents. 
3) A prospective dancer must already know
    basic tap and jazz steps and movements.
4) A Follies performer must be able to commit to
    twice weekly (sometimes 3 to 4 hour) morning
    rehearsals all year long.  We start new rehearsals
    two weeks after our last show in March.

Audition for our 2018 show is officially at 1:00 PM
on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at RDA Dance Studio,
6285 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33067.  
However, we do random auditions all year long
       Call 954-445-4232 for further information
      (Please come dressed in Black Leotard and
       Beige tights, and bring tap and jazz shoes.)

In addition, Follies Choreographer and former 
New York Radio City Rockette, Cheryl Steinthal,
conducts tap classes for those wishing to hone 
their skills.   If interested, see below:

        FREE TRIAL CLASS! 

 Wednesday mornings 10:30-11:30 at:
Standing Ovation Performing Arts School
7429 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL
      Directions to tap class: :
North of Gateway - South of Hypoluxo
West side of MilitaryTrail, behind “Subway”
Turn left at Uncle Bob's self storage
Next to School of Rock and Affordable Auto Repair
        Hope to see you in class!
Cheryl   Cher5678@aol.com    561-752-8997





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Follies Holiday Party 12-3-16

Greeters: Joanie Helgesen, Lois Ginsburg, Barbara Warner, 
                         Jo Schlags, Sandy Sanders.   
           Kneeling: Ethel Beardsworth, Donna Berger

CDTC's Jessica Vones & Dr. Ana Calderone-Randazzo,
Diaper Drive Chairmen - Beverly & Jim Blatchley, 
Follies Director - Sandie Lech-Bloom, Family
Central's Dr. Barbara Weinstein & Julie Klahr.

AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
The Follies enjoyed the annual Holiday Brunch
on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, at their favorite party
place, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club!

Sandie Lech-Bloom gave an introductory speech
then introduced Dr. Ana Calderone-Randazzo
from Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
and Dr. Barbara Weinstein from Family Central
who each spoke about how they were helped by
the good works of The Follies.  They shared the
many diaper and clothing donations brought in
by Follies members.   (Thanks to Beverly & Jim
Blatchley for organizing this task and schlepping
all the gifts.) 

Ruth Trimmer said a lovely short prayer before
our march to the buffet tables.  As usual, the food
was varied and excellent, and we ate our fill!

And we couldn't wait to get up on the dance
floor to music by DJ Michael during which Ellen
Schwartz lead the group in many line dances.

Thanks to Margaret Taylor for her usual perfec-
tion in scheduling, planning and overseeing all
of The Follies' luncheons.  Thanks to our faithful
photographer, Sheila (Phil) Phillips, who always
does a terrific job of snapping photos!

We must acknowledge the time and toil of Bev
Blatchley who spent hours preparing and indivi-
dually wrapping the delicious homemade
chocolate treats placed at every plate!  Yum!

And who else but Margaret Taylor is most
deserving of winning the 50/50 Lottery!  She
was very generous and gave half of it back to
The Follies!  Thank you, Margaret!


 





Friday, June 10, 2016

FOLLIES SPECIALTY ACTS FOR 2017



  The Follies troupe has been charging right along
with two day a week rehearsals for their upcoming
                      Winter Season's show:
         2017:   ". . . on with the Show"


Sprinkled in amongst TEN dance numbers will be
returning "Doo-Wop" group "Joey and the Paradons"
(who made such a big  hit in the 2016 Show)
                                Joey and the Paradons

Along with two sparkling new specialty acts, 
Comedian Bobby Kelton and Singer Don Stansfield.

Bobby Kelton  has appeared on “The Tonight
Show” 24 times  in addition to over 100 other shows,
 including “48 Hours,” “Hollywood Squares,” and
“Evening  At The Improv.”  After graduating from 
Syracuse University with a degree in journalism, 
Bobby began  working as a sportswriter for the L.A. 
Times.  But driven by a desire to really put his col-
lege education to good use, he decided to go 
into comedy!  Bobby has appeared regularly in 
Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, opening for Tom Jones, 
Paul Anka, and Gladys Knight.  His classic observa-
tional style appeals to people of all ages.  He con-
tinues to be a headliner in theatres, cruise ships 
and nightclubs and often donates his comedic 
talents to an array of charitable causes.
        You must watch his video on YouTube!

Don Stansfield comes from New York where he     
graduated from NYU. Upon completing his 
degree, Don sharpened his skills at The American 
Musical and Dramatic Academy, a prestigious 
institution which has trained many of today’s top 
Broadway and television stars.  His love for singing 
the standards led him to create his one man show, 
Celebrating the Songs of the Rat Pack. This musical 
journey takes you down the road of three legen-
dary singers and how they impacted audiences 
and influenced musical styles for decades.

CLICK ON THE SCHEDULE PAGE (or see Blog below)
TO PHONE OUR TICKET REPS AND ORDER TICKETS 
EARLY SO YOU WON'T MISS OUT ON THIS EXCITING 
                                 2017 SHOW!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FOLLIES 2017 SHOW SCHEDULE

               HERE IT IS!  FOLLIES 2017 SCHEDULE!

                 OUR NEW SHOW SCHEDULE IS READY!
That means you can start calling our Ticket Reps and be the
first to reserve your seats for the 2017 Show!  It's never too early!

THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA FOLLIES

                                 Founded by Cathy Dooley  

       PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY SANDIE LECH-BLOOM 

                                 Presents
                      2017:
". . . ON WITH THE SHOW " 
                     Featuring:
               SINGER DON STANSFIELD   
              JOEY and THE PARADONS 
       and COMEDIAN BOBBY KELTON

          ALL SHOWS START AT 2:00 PM

Sunday - Jan 22, 2017 - OMNI AUDITORIUM
Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd,
               Coconut Creek, FL 33066
          Call: JIM and BEV 954-454-2457
Tickets $20 each - Preview Performance only
                 Group Rates Available
 
Four Shows at OLYMPIC HEIGHTS THEATER
    20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Sun - Feb 5, 2017        Call: SANDY     561-563-2161
Sun - Feb 12, 2017     Call: SYLVIA    954-720-1880
Sun - Feb 19, 2017     Call: SHERRY  561-338-6860
Sun - Feb 26, 2017     Call: ROZ          310-701-7380
    Tickets $30 each - Group Rates Available

Sunday - Mar 12, 2017 - PARKER PLAYHOUSE
707 NE 8th St, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
                              CALL DIRECT:
                 Ticketmaster: 954-462-0222
                  Group Sales: 954-660-6307
     Online: https://www.parkerplayhouse.com
Tickets $29.50 each - plus Parker Restoration Fee