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‘Ageless Entertainers Variety Show’ returns next weekend

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Capt. Vern Lee checks out his crew during the opening act of the "Ageless Entertainers Variety Show - Cruising Around the World," at the Horizon Casino Resort.

Anyone wishing to see the “Ageless Entertainers Variety Show – Cruising Around The World” at the Horizon Cabaret Show Room at 1 p.m. Saturday is urged to call (530) 542-6094 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The first show last Saturday was sold out. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

This fourth annual show is in the form of a musical. It takes place on a cruise ship with songs and dances from various countries being performed at various “ports.” There is also “Entertainment Night” and “Talent Night” on board the ship with types of entertainment popular in America, including country western guitar playing and line dancing. Many professionals and talented amateurs will be performing under the direction of choreographer Pam Day, who danced with Gene Kelly, danced and choreographed with Donald O’Connor, was in the “Chicago” touring company, was with Sha-Na-Na for three years and was an entertainment and cruise director on a cruise ship for 11Ú2 years, as well as other gigs. Last year’s show with Day as co-director sold out in advance as did the two previous shows.

The show begins with an overture by pianist/singer and accompanist, Marjorie Sand and drummer, Jeff Hanagan. A sailor dance to “Anchors Aweigh,” choreographed by Pam Day, will be performed by Pam Day, Pat Foley, Francine Garcia, Arline June Gordon, John Roos, Mary Stephens and Michele Williams. Capt. Vern Lee welcomes the passengers with an original poem; Cruise Director Anne Kirk announces the activities and sings “Fabulous Places” with Pam Day; and Bob Witting sings “On a Cruise Again.” On “Talent Night,” JJ the magician (Joe Jimenez) performs his magic act. Mel Laub does an original creative dance, “Search for Life;” Marg Novak sings “Moonlight Bay;” Michele Williams sings “Fever” assisted by John Roos; and Phil & Bonnie Steinberg perform an original comedy musical skit, “The Tax Man Cometh.”

At the Mexican Plaza, Marjorie Sand plays the “Mexican Hat Dance” on the piano; Bob Witting plays the guitar and sings “Mexican Joe.” A Mexican Dance Folklorico, choreographed by Pam Day, will be performed by dancers Pam Day, Francine Garcia, Arline June Gordon, Michele Williams and “JJ” Jimenez, who does a Mexican hat dance. Bill Paradise sings “South of the Border.”

At “sea, while on deck,” Anne Kirk teaches “Tahiti Shape-Up” to passengers, Mary Stephens sings “Red Sails in the Sunset;” John Roos sings “I’m Going To Sit Right Down and Mail Myself a Letter;” Anne Manoff reads an original story, “Modella” about a mischievous cat to Aegir Stevens. Maxine Miller, choreographer, performs a line dance “Maxine’s Redneck Special” with dancers, Frank and Toots George.

After intermission, in the Europa Cabaret, Pam Day will sing and dance to “Willkommen;” Bob Witting sings and plays guitar to “On Top of the World; Marjorie Sand plays an Irish Jig on the piano. An Irish clogging dance, will be performed by Pat Foley and Arline June Gordon. Ethel Aubrey will sing “Cabaret,” Gigi Haskins will sing the German song, “Lily Marlene,” Diana Buffaloe will play the guitar and sing the Austrian song “Edelweiss,” Francine Garcia will sing “I Love Paris” and Bill Paradise will sing the Italian song, translated as “Return To Me.”

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On the Mediterranean Plaza, a line dance, “Zorba the Greek” choreographed by Maxine Miller will be danced by Maxine Miller, Frank and Toots George. A Greek folk dance, translated as “Take Me Tonight” will be danced by Leader, John Roos and dancers Pat Foley, Francine Garcia, Arline June Gordon, Gigi Haskins and Mary Stephens; Anne Kirk will sing “Those Were The Days”

At the Farewell Dinner & Show, Arline June Gordon will do a Spanish dance to “Malaguena;” Francine Garcia and Michele Williams will sing a duet (as Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell) “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend;” Bill Paradise will sing “I Left My Heart In San Francisco;” and Debra Jacobs will do a medley to “Hello Dolly” and “Mame.” At the finale, the cast will sing “San Francisco.” For more information call Arline at (775) 588-6997.