Holly Jolly Follies
Joy can be found in unexpected places...
Love finds you when you least expect it.
At least that's the way it is for one of the Holly Jolly Follies' beloved elf characters. This season, Sarge (Mike Smith) feels a bit melancholy as he goes about his elf-duties at the North Pole. Then, suddenly he meets the lovely Joy Merriweather (Polly Coleman), and their lives both take a sharp turn toward companionship and holiday happiness. This unexpected pair discover a storybook romance, as Sarge demonstrates once again that he is quite capable of saving Christmas. Get ready for goosebumps and warm fuzzies. This year's show is jam packed with both!
Come share the holiday magic with us.
This year’s poignant central theme was penned by local author, Rose Ellen Jacobson, and the show is directed by her daughter and C.R.O.W. Artistic Director, Melanie Heard. An army of incredible volunteers has already been collecting props, planning scenery, arranging music, working on special effects, preparing costumes, and much more. A true variety show with performers of all ages, this year’s Follies features many new and wonderful surprises, including stellar vocal solos and duos, musicians, comedic interludes, small and large group numbers, and of course, C.R.O.W.’s stellar Flight Dance Team, which will perform beautiful dance choreography. Florence’s own Marty Adams will tickle the ivories, along with his band of magnificent musicians. Rumor has it that the "Tutu Dads" will also be back to impress and amaze you. “This is going to be the best Follies yet,” says Director, Melanie Heard. “Come support local arts and lose yourself in a really sweet story!”
The 2019 Holly Jolly Follies will be presented December 6, 7, & 8 – Friday and Saturday at 7 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults/$10 for kids 12 and under.
Proceeds support scholarships for kids in the arts, and C.R.O.W.’s ongoing arts programming. Tickets can be purchased by calling (541) 997-1994 or by visiting www.eventcenter.org.
Please remember to bring a non-perishable item for the Food Share collection bins.