Annual Comedy Revue
What started as a one-time takeoff on a fashion show spoof to raise funds for extra books and services for the Bouse Library back in 2009 morphed into our annual Comedy Revue, currently in the planning and production stages of its 9th all-new annual presentation. Locally cast and scripted, the Revue hits the stage on the last Saturday in January each year. If you’re in for laughs, come on down.
“It just keeps growing and growing,” said Friends’ past president, Jane Allbert. “Ya know, it started as a silly little luncheon style show in which our models comically used a 'play-on-words' to create, then promenade their originals as our emcee and instigator of the show", Carol Brown, tried to keep a straight face to describe their frocks. Fashions included a Print Dress (constructed of newspaper), Chiffon Wedding Dress (you guessed it . . . made of toilet tissue), the Afternoon Tea Dress (our model was clad in a giant Lipton tea bag, her tag dragging behind).
"And it took off like a rocket,” says show director, Pat Walch. “We moved to larger quarters for the second show and found word of mouth had not only more than doubled our audience, but skewed it from 2 or 3 lone men to one third of our crowd. We’ve packed the house every year and in 2012, moved into the Bouse Elementary School auditorium to provide for more seating and enhanced facilities.”
All costumes, scripts, and other needed supplies are originally created and funded each year by the models and members of the Friends.
The old comic fashion show has been replaced with all-new live comedy routines and improvisations of Hollywood and TV greats such as Red Skelton, Jeff Foxworthy, Archie and Edith Bunker, Lucille Ball, W. C. Fields, Sonny and Cher just to name a few.
A successful fund-raiser for the Library, our comedy spoof continues to build in participation each year . . . on both sides of the stage.
For our 10th Anniversary the Friends have spared no expense - "ELVIS will be in the Building"
DONT MISS THIS SHOW !!!!!
Michael Cullipher (ELVIS TRIBUTE)
January 27th at Bouse Elementary School
Michael Cullipher knew early on that he wanted to be an 'Elvis' Tribute Artist. He was four years old when he first discovered Elvis Presley. Michael's dream became a reality at 19 years old. He entered and won the Elvis Extravaganza contest in 2009. He was hooked and a career was born! 2009 also began a five year run with Branson's Elvis Festival Ultimate Elvis Tribute artist contest where he placed in the top 5 every year. Michael's goal as an Elvis Triburte Artist is to present the BEST memory of Elvis Presley possible.
for more Information check out Michael's website ... CLICK HERE
we will add more information as the season gets closer
Call the Bouse Library
at (928) 851-1023.