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Glam gams to star in salute to Hollywood
One highlight of a coming Silver Follies show: a grandmother-granddaughter dance.
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN, Arts & Entertainment
Published February 8, 2008
The Pat Griebel Dancers, in their Peter Gunn costumes, are, from left, Natalie D'Agata, Nita Nisotis, Ann Poole, Pat Kachurak and Pat Albright. The Silver Follies Revue starts fresh each year.
TRINITY - The Silver Follies Revue, a group of dancing women-of-a-certain-age, is looking forward not only to its two shows on Feb. 17 but to a long life.
For the "Hooray for Hollywood" shows, "the Silver Follies is featuring grandmothers and granddaughters dancing together," said Pat Griebel, founder and instructor for the group.
Three longtime members - Pat Kachurak, Natalie D'Agata and Louise Garone - are dancing with their five granddaughters to the old favoriteI Wanna Be Loved By You.
Ms. Griebel said she thought it would be a neat experience for both generations. Besides, it may lead to a tradition of lifetime dancing for the girls: Madison Kachurak; Kiana, Kamdyn and Karsten Mohr; and Allison Garone.
The upcoming show will be the 13th annual one for the group. Shortly after one show is presented, the women get to work on the next year's routines and costumes.
The outfits have spangles, sequins, shimmy fringe and feathers, with dropped shoulders, long gloves and sparkling silver top hats.
This year's highlights include tap and jazz dancing to the music from Peter Gunn, as well as Rhinestone Cowboy and music from the Broadway hits A Chorus Line, Gypsy and Chicago, plus singers and comics and more dancing.
"All of these seniors really work hard and long to put on a great show," Ms. Griebel said.
"The show every year features new songs and new costumes and always brings a fresh approach to the audience."
CHECK IT OUT:
'Hooray for Hollywood'
Where: Performing Arts Center at Heritage Springs, 11324 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 17.
Tickets: $8; call Heritage Springs at (727) 372-5411 or buy at the door. Brunch is available before the matinee; reservations are required at the same number.