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Celebrate American, A Song and Dance Review - the Srping 2005 show logo

WOW Spring 2005 Production

"Celebrate America!", gave the talented Wrinkles of Washington cast a chance to perform a variety of songs and dances to music about America’s history, traditions and pastimes. Co-Directors Chuck Gourley, Georgia Williams and Robert Williams organized this two-hour Song and Dance Revue into a series of non-stop singing, dancing and instrumental numbers for the outstanding audiences April 16 and 17 at the wonderful Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 1302 North Street, Olympia, WA. Once again, Puget Sound’s premier senior citizen entertainment troupe received "rave reviews" for this production!

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Co-Emcee, Scott Schoengarth invites the audience to "Celebrate America!" with Wrinkles of Washington, the Puget Sound‘s premier senior citizen entertainment troupe!  "We are a volunteer group that raises money for Senior Services for South Sound," said Scott, "and that means we are seniors helping seniors!"

"Now, let’s raise the curtain and see what the Prime Time Tappers have for us!"  Here come those high-stepping Prime Time Tappers with their routine to that country hit "If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets)!"  Who could follow that act, other than our dynamic duo, Bill Dergan and Joan Forst, singing "A Bushel in a Peck!

Bobbie Andreas treats us to that great tune "Georgia on My Mind."  Speaking of "country," here is Bill Johnson singing that old classic "Your Cheatin’ Heart", joined by the Country Dancers!

Enter Charleen Goodrich with a rousing delivery of "When Will I Be Loved", and then Frank Kinney strolls on stage to sing "Misty."

Co-Emcee, Bill Dergan reminds us "with Springtime, our thoughts turn to baseball."  Pam Casady and Mary Cullen have fun with "Centerfield."

The Folk Combo comes to center stage to back Jeanne Vosburgh in "Blowin’ in the Wind" and Don Ellis in "Put Your Hand in the Hand."

Lyle Russell applies his golden tones to "Try to Remember," and then Michele Penberthy and Roy Rasmussen sing a duet, but using two different songs! Michele sings "Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man," and Roy sings "Blue Moon."

"Back Home Again in Indiana" is where Sharon Collins wants to be.  The Melodears tell us "It’s Only a Paper Moon."

The "Love Song" set . . .

Tenor Dennis Johnson sings "Love is a Many Splendored Thing."  "And I Love You So", sings Joanie Roper.  Robert Williams asks "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

"Elvis" just entered the building!

"Elvis" joins the Prime Time Tappers in "You’re the Devil in Disguise?"   "Elvis" gets a scarf from one of the dancers, and on the exit theme music he gives it to a lucky lady in the audience, much to the disgust of these two dancers.

"Elvis" is leaving the building!

The WOW Male Dancers close out Act 1 with their hilarious rendition of "The Purple People Eater."

Co-Emcee, Scott Schoengarth, welcomes the audience back from Intermission.  The Prime Time Tappers kick off Act 2 with an energetic and colorful dance to "Down at the Twist and Shout!"

Jeanie Taylor follows with "The Glory of Love."  Don Hancock and Lyle Russell reminisce as they sing "To All the Girls I've Loved Before."  And then, Bobbie Andreas and Sharon Collins give us that old classic, "Take Me Home, Country Roads."  In front of the curtain, Lily Nielsen sings "It's a Big, Wide Wonderful World."

Up pops the curtain, and there is Gayle Andre with her piano to belt out "St. Louis Blues!" Then she is joined by The Notables in "Put Your Arms Around Me."

Scott Schoengarth helps us re-live the 50s with his heart-rendering delivery of "Tell Laura I Love Her."  He is assisted by The Tearjerkers.

The next three numbers represent our tribute to our military personnel stationed worldwide and the USO shows that entertain them.

Don Hancock sets the depot sign for the start of the USO set.  Tom Thompson and Susan Wright come dancing on stage to "Chattanooga Choo Choo" followed by "The Ballad of the Green Berets", sung by Chuck Gourley.  To lighten the moment, Sherry Christianson appears on stage with a stylish tap number to "For the Boys!"  God Bless our troops, wherever they may be.

Michele Penberthy comes out in what!  A bathrobe and fluffy slippers?  She sings "I Could Have Danced All Night", and during the song, steps off to stage left and returns in an evening dress?  What is that all about?

To capture the moment, Art Selhorn steps out to sing that smooth tune, "Embraceable You."  And then, Joan Forst tells us "I Cain't Say No."

"Mr. Saxman," Robert Williams thrills the audience with "After You’ve Gone."  And Joanie Roper sends everyone down memory lane with "The Way We Were."

To cap off "Celebrate America!" here are the Prime Time Tappers with "Stars and Stripes Forever!"

The other Wrinkles of Washington troupe members come on stage as Co-Emcees Bill Dergan and Scott Schoengarth invite the audience to "Celebrate America!" by joining the cast in singing "God Bless America!"

The cast of "Celebrate America!" and the whole Wrinkles of Washington entertainment troupe thank you for your ongoing interest in our shows.  No one has more fun than we do!  With your support and applause we find the energy, inspiration and dedication to continue bringing you first class entertainment!

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