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Finding Joy: The 2019 Holly Jolly Follies
December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM
One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM
A happy tradition in Flo-town is to gather your friends and family, and head over to the Florence Events Center for The Holly Jolly Follies. This year’s Follies is presented by C.R.O.W. on December 6th, 7th, and 8th, and is sure to kick off your holiday season right. Local playwright Rose Ellen Jacobson has created a sentimental and humorous plot, involving several of the Follies’ most beloved characters. Sarge Elf (played by Mike Smith) is a bit of a “late bloomer” in love department, and audiences will be treated to the sweet story of how he meets and falls in love Joy Merriweather (played by Polly Coleman), manager of the North Pole’s only Candy Cane Factory. Through the story’s twists and turns, the unexpected pair’s journey will tug at your heartstrings, and remind us all of what really matters in life.
As always, there will be delightful variety-style performances, intermixed in the story. This year’s offerings include the incredible Flight Dance Team – back with brand new choreography, several beautiful vocalists, teen and adult tappers and line dancers, comedy skits, live music, and of course….the Tutu Dads!
Putting the Follies together is no easy feat, since it involves such a diverse crowd of talents – not to mention a huge cast of volunteers. But C.R.O.W. is no stranger to the task, having taken the reins for this community event back in 2016. “The C.R.O.W. team is really looking forward to another funny, magical, and heartwarming show this year,” says director Melanie Heard. “Get your tickets early!” she says. Ticket sales from the Follies help to support C.R.O.W.’s annual youth arts programming, including scholarships, educational materials, and production costs for the non-profit’s annual Spring mainstage musical. C.R.O.W. is scheduled to mount an enormous production of Disney’s Mary Poppins in April, 2020.
For tickets to Finding Joy at Christmastime, visit the Florence Events Center website at www.eventcenter.org, or call 541-997-1994. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. Showtimes are Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. For additional details about C.R.O.W. and the 2019 Holly Jolly Follies please visit www.crowkids.com. Don’t forget to bring a can for the Food Share collection bins in the lobby!