Show will benefit seniors |

Show will benefit seniors

The Ageless Entertainers Variety Show, which will be presented at 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Horizon Casino Resort Cabaret Showroom, will feature a guest appearance by James “Gypsy” Haake. He is the master of ceremonies of the Carnival Cabaret Show, which features female impersonators at the Horizon showroom nightly.

Gypsy has an amazing, impressive background in show business. In movies, he had a co-starring role in “To Be Or Not To Be” and featured roles in “The Morning After,” “Clifford,” “Dead Band” and “Troop Beverly Hills.” In television he co-starred in “Hollywood Wives” and “Tricks of the Trade.” Haake also had featured roles in “Making a Male Model” and “New Homeowners Guide to Happiness.” He was a guest star in a HBO “Tribute to Liza Minelli-Thalians” and a “Jane Fonda Special.”

He also has appeared as special guest star in several TV series including “Hell Town,” “Webster,” “Friends,” “Mike Hammer,” “Max Headroom,” “Fall Guy,” “Trials of Rosie O’Neil” and “Circus of the Stars.” In addition, Gypsy has been on several talk shows including “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” “20/20,” “48 Hours,” “Johnny Carson” and “Hour Magazine.”

Haake has performed in stage shows including “Wish You Were Here,” “An Evening at La Cage,” “Kismet” and with Sheena Easton at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The rest of the Ageless Entertainers Variety Show will include performances by many professional and trained amateurs. The show will include singer of romantic ballads, country western, humorous and show tunes. Musicians will play guitar, violin and piano as solos and/or in the show band. Dancers will perform tap, clogging, line dancing, square dancing and interpretive dancing. There also will be clowns and magic tricks.

Benefits derived from the show will go to the improvement of the facility and services at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, which is now open for use by other organizations and individuals. The sponsor of the show is Senior Citizens, Inc., a nonprofit entity. Benefits from last year’s show, which played to a standing room only audience, receiving many accolades, went toward the purchase of a heart defibrillator to help save lives.

Admission is $3 for Senior Citizens members and $5 for others. Seating at the show is limited and tickets are selling out fast. They are available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the senior center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. There a also will be a raffle to win gifts of many goods and services. For more information call the senior center at (530) 542-6094.

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