Sylvia Kaminsky

Chemainus seniors present latest musical revue

A cast of 36 will perform a mix of skits, comedy, song and dance when the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre presents Top of the Town.

Veteran directors Alma Hughes and Jo Kelly will present their latest musical revue in Chemainus from May 31 to June 2.

Top of the Town brings to the stage a collection of skits and comedy backed up by song-and-dance numbers set to standard show tunes like the St. Louis Blues March and Am I Blue — “a guys and gals number,” Hughes said.

Top of the Town offers moments of potential comic genius through numbers like Dragonet — a tongue-in-cheek play on Dragnet — and Mississippi Revival, a gospel number starring a squirrel.

Other musical numbers featured in the show include Dr Hook’s You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance and Walk Right In, alongside a “very original” closing number.

“The whole show,” Kelly said, “is intended to be really upbeat and fun.”

To accomplish this goal, Hughes and Kelly have brought together a cast of 36 performers aged 60 to 87 from the “tremendously talented” Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre community, Hughes said.

Michael Pickard will emcee the shows, and refreshments will be served during intermission.

Tickets for Top of the Town cost $15 each and can be purchased at the Chemainus Seniors Drop-In Centre at 9824 Willow Street. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. For more information, call 250-246-2111.

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