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The Feather River College soccer team rehearses a number to perform in the annual Star Follies set for Oct. 28-29. Photo submitted

Star Follies is coming soon; get your tickets before they sell out

The Follies is ready to launch in two short weeks after a two-and-a-half year hiatus!

It takes a team to put the Follies sage up in Serpilio Hall at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds!  Special thanks to Butch and Kris Miravalle, Frank Carey, Nancy Gambell and Lisa Kelly for what is ordinarily a greuling task, but with a great sense of humor, fervent commitment, some power tools, and classic rock, it was accomplished!  “We usually have a very large crew to help with this arduous job, but I think everyone is either rehearsing for the show or enjoying the weather,” said Nancy Gambell, Follies Planning Committee member.  The stage, property of the Fairgrounds, is deployed for many an event and has seen wear and tear over the years, but putting it up for this show makes it all seem very real.  “Huge thanks to the Fairgrounds for working with the FRC Foundation, granting us access for practices and to Oran Morrison for his miraculous forklift skills!” she said.

Rehearsals are underway for performers of all ages including students. “Our K12 students are dancing their hearts out this year” said Lisa Kelly, Follies Committee member. There are fewer students participating this year due to more Fall sport opportunities than in the Spring when the show is typically held.

This is the 10th show, but our 13th year,” said Kelly.  “We will be commemorating our 10th anniversary by bringing back some of the best numbers from the last decade as well as a few other surprises. We are also thrilled to have Quincy Provisions providing delicious snacks and beverage service (beer, wine and a specialty cocktail) at the show.”

“If you have never been to the Follies, ya gotta go!” said FRC Foundation President Kris Marivalle. “It is an hour and a half of great performances by people you see every day at the store, walking their dog or at work.  Also, the opportunity to work side-by-side with students in K-12 through college is truly what makes this all so special.”

The Quincy Star Follies is the premier event of the Feather River College Foundation, bringing together college and K-12 students, faculty, staff and community members to the stage to perform dances while lip syncing to popular tunes from the last 75 years.

Tickets for the show, which will be held at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds on Oct. 28th and 29th, are on sale now at Quincy Provisions and online at www.frc.edu/foundation.  ALL proceeds go toward FRC student mini-grants, scholarships and programs. “It really makes it all worthwhile to know that the hours of practice result in opportunities for our FRC students” says Lisa Grant, Planning Committee Member.  For more information, head over to Quincy Provisions or please reach out to Lisa Kelly, at [email protected].

From left: Butch Miravalle, Kris Miravalle, Nancy Gambell, Lisa Kelly and Frank Carey take a break while setting up the stage for Follies. Photo submitted
Elementary through high school students are part of the Quincy Star Follies. Photo submitted. Here they are rehearsing for one of their performances. Photo submitted

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