Variety show helps fund senior center |

Variety show helps fund senior center

Arline June Gordon

The Ageless Entertainers Variety Show to be presented Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Horizon Casino Resort Cabaret will have three acts: Club International, Club Diamond and Club Broadway. The show will include professionals and talented amateurs.

The acts will feature belly dancing to “Shakira” and a jazz dance to “Sing, Sing, Sing” by the Ruqaya Nahla Dance Troupe; songs, “Impossible Dream” and “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Dick Van Buskirk; a musical skit to “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” with Phil and Bonnie Steinberg and Debra Jacobs; songs, “I Love Paris” and “I’ve Got The World on a String” by Bill Paradise; musical saw renditions of “Beer Barrel Polka” and “Sound of Music” by Luther Harris; a magic act of J.J. (Joe Jimenez and danced by Nikki Niebauer; a song, “If Ever I Would Leave You” by John DeMasi; an original poem, “My Love Affair With Lake Tahoe” by Vern Lee, master of ceremonies; and a medley to “Walk Right Back” and “Won’t You Please Come Home, Bill Bailey?” sung and danced by Francine Garcia.

Also featured will be a medley, “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby,” sung and danced by Anne Kirk; a medley including “It Had To Be You” and “Sentimental Journey” by Mary Stephens; violin playing to “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” and “Autumn Leaves” by Denver Driver’ and original poem, “Falgel the Flighty Bird” by Anne Manoff; guitar and songs, “Can You Hear Me Now?” and “Put Another Log On The Fire” by Bob Wittig; a song, “I Could Have Danced All Night” by Ethel Aubrey; a song, “Climb Every Mountain” by Nancy Skelton; a dance and song to “New York, New York” by Arline June Gordon and Anne Kirk. Musical accompanist for the show will be pianist Marjorie Sand.

Co-director for the Ageless Entertainers Variety Show is Pam Day, who danced with Gene Kelly, choreographed and danced with Donald O’Connor, was with the group Sha-Na-Na and in the touring company of “Chicago.” Day choreographed the tap dances, will sing “Broadway Baby” and dance in “42nd Street” and to a Broadway medley including “Don’t Mean a Thing,” ” Chicago” and “Chorus Line.” Also appearing in the tap dances will be Linda Barkalow, Beverly Johnson, Anne Kirk, Sally Thiele, Debbie Thompson and Arline June Gordon, producer and co-director of the show.

Those wishing to attend the show are urged to get their tickets as soon as possible because the past two year’s shows were sold out. Tickets may be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Admission is $4 for members of Senior Citizens, Inc., and $6 for others. Raffle prizes will be awarded at the show and winners need not be present. To donate raffle prizes, contact Jonquil Peterson at (530) 544-6892. This is a fund-raiser benefiting the senior center.

For more information call the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center at (530) 542-6094.