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Follies Take Center Stage at Charlestown

October 29, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (October 29, 2015) – Nearly 100 people attended a Follies variety show held October 9 in the continuing care neighborhood of Charlestown retirement community.

Residents, who performed for fellow residents,  sang, played music, acted in comedy skits, and shared jokes. The top three performers won prizes.

Participants in the hour-long show were:

George Barranger (Host)

Kathleen Long and Jack Roeth ("Who's On First?" Abbott & Costello skit)

Richard March and Janet Evans ("The Honeymooners" Jackie Gleason & Alice Kramden)

Eileen Fields (Irish Song vocalist)

Annette McDaniels (Accordion Player)

Chris Buppert (Standup Comedian)

John Curzi (Piano Instrumental of "Tennessee Waltz" and "Danny Boy")

Walt Hoffmeister – accompanied by Ken Kidd on piano – (Songs by Al Jolson and Elvis Presley)

Winning performers were Walt Hoffmeister, Chris Buppert and Eileen Fields

Richard Patras, Anne Kredell, MaryAnn Lombardo, and David Lombardo served as judges. Mary Clark and Fran Wode distributed prizes.

"Charlestown residents have a lot of talent and so much love," said Program Assistant Kathleen Long, who arranged the Follies. "They enjoy sharing their special gifts. The event was like a was like family, and it was nice to see the smiles, joy and laughter."