‘Silly, crazy, zany, fun’ skits promised for annual follies

MIDDLETOWN – Show organizers predict the this year’s Lord Fairfax Follies Spring Show will keep audiences laughing during performances scheduled for this weekend.

“Time After Time: A Journey Through the Decades” will be performed by community members, both young and old, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, with pre-shows beginning an hour and a half prior to each show.

The variety show includes singing, dancing and comedic skits to keep the entire family entertained. Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM radio will emcee the event, with musical direction by Russell Rinker, a professional musician and actor.

Director Andrea Ludwick said the cast began rehearsals at the end of February. There are about 50 cast members in the show, 20 of them kids. She said the age range is between 4 and 83 years old.

She noted the show focuses on popular and fun music throughout the ages with a lot of “silly, crazy, zany, fun” skits woven into the performances.

“Eveything is for families,” she added. “We have a lot of fun.”

Pre-show activities include cake and candy walks, Smokey Creek Trading Post BBQ, hot dogs and nachos, hand and face painting and free ice cream.

The variety show has been held since 1978, with only four years without a performance, and is sponsored by Student Activities and the college’s Fine and Performing Arts Club.

Admission for the shows is $2. Reserve tickets at http://tiny.cc/5kanky or call 540-868-7216. The performances will be held in the Alson Smith Hall’s McCoy Theatre.

The theater seats about 180 people, Ludwick added.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com