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Costumes, props, hair and makeup transform community members for the annual Star Follies. This year's performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at the fairgrounds in Quincy. Photo submitted

‘Big talent’ on display at Star Follies

The zany stage antics of the Quincy Star Follies continue!

This year is the 10th anniversary of the iconic lip-sync show held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. There will be four performances — March 20 and 21 — featuring crowd favorites from the past decade sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages! The cast features 160 performers including students from Feather River College, K-12 youth, and familiar faces from all over Plumas County.

“While none of us claim to be professional entertainers — we do consider ourselves somewhat seasoned. We work very hard to entertain our audience and have a great time doing it, which I think translates rather effectively!” said Lisa Kelly, director of the Fundraising and Events Committee of the Feather River College Foundation.

Show director Don Hertel is consistently delighted with the show every year. “For a small town, you sure have big talent” claims Hertel.

Kris Miravalle, who has been on the Follies planning committee for the last decade and is also the foundation president, claims that “The Follies is an excellent fundraiser by local standards but more importantly it is an excellent means of integrating FRC students with the community who bring a rich global perspective to Quincy.”

The FRC Foundation supports the mission of the college by serving as a liaison between the community and the college as well as facilitating public contributions and fundraising efforts to help the college and with funds raised, enriches the college’s student life by sponsoring programs, and events.

In all, the Follies isn’t just a show, it’s an opportunity for kids, adults and students to collaborate over the course of six weeks on planning, choreographing, rehearsing, costuming and fine-tuning dance performances. Through Follies, strong friendships are formed and we every year entire families get involved.

The shows typically sell out, so don’t wait to get your tickets. Tickets are available at Quincy Provisions and online at www.frcfoundation.org. For information, contact Lisa Kelly at [email protected].

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