Cabin Fever Follies hit the Grand Lake stage on Saturday
April 22, 2010
Cabin Fever. Pronunciation: ka bihn fee vEr. Definition – NOUN: Extreme anxiety, restlessness, irritability caused by being confined to a small space or isolated for a length of time, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region during winter.A bunch of Cabin Fever sufferers will gather at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, to put on the Grand Arts Council’s Cabin Fever Follies talent show at the Historic Grand Lake Community House.People you know will actually be on stage doing things (like singing, dancing, playing instruments, reciting, telling jokes) that they otherwise would never get to do in front of a live audience. Since the audience will also most probably be suffering from cabin fever, they will laugh and clap and really enjoy the show.Master of Ceremonies will once again be that famous painter, Jim Peterson, with a collection of never-before-heard groaners, one-liners and family-friendly jokes. Here is a sneak peek at some of the performers: Never Summer 4 women’s quartet, Ana Coucke, Janet Harrington, Suzi Morrow, and Jan Sears; Mountain Melody Makers, Hanna Rupp, Zack Thorp, Dee Gooding, Grace Little, Robert Canon, Kaya Love, Ashley North, Ben Wharton, Randi Strandberg, Allaura Cox & Alex Sidell, Hannah Heckerson, Mark Knight, Oliver Byles & Haley Olson, Grace Knight, Jill Stegner, Sam Elliott, Lyn Philips & Sherry Woford, Cathy Walton-Smith; and there may be others jumping in after this press deadline.In the true spirit of Vaudeville, there will be singing, dancing, reciting, comedy, instrumentals and more. The Mountain Man Ballet promises a special finale this year. The “Gentlemen’s Club of Grand Lake” will have its membership on stage performing a show-stopper.Come out for a true evening of entertainment and see for yourself the great hidden talents of your friends and family in our community.In addition to entertainment, there will be a silent auction fundraiser for the Grand Arts Council. Donations are still accepted and appreciated. Call Cathy Walton-Smith at 970-531-3055. Refreshments will also be available before the show and at intermission.Come early for a good seat – this once-a-year show is always a sellout. And this year promises to be one of the best shows ever.Tickets are available by credit card online through PayPal at grandartscouncil.com and are now on sale at Re/Max in Grand Lake. Or get them at the door for $15-adult and $8-kids under 12.