A general information meeting to discuss the revival of the Geritol Frolics will be 7 p.m. May 20 in the Franklin Junior High School auditorium in Brainerd.
Anyone interested in becoming involved or learning more is invited to attend. Performers and non-performers are needed.
Auditions for a show, tentatively set for early November, will be 7 p.m. May 25-26 in the Franklin auditorium. Those who wish to audition as a singer may bring a prepared piece, but it is not necessary. Those auditioning as a dancer will have an opportunity to perform a simple routine.
Former Frolicers will not be required to audition, but they are asked to attend the informational meeting or one of the auditions. Anyone interested but unable to attend should contact Ed Yunker at 825-3777.
The Geritol Frolics was the brainchild of Bob Dryden, former Central Lakes College theater director who created the show in 1987 to provide senior citizens a means of artistic expression through song, dance and comedy. The show was performed at the annual National Conference on Aging convention in 1988; the Senior Theatre Festival in Las Vegas in 1991 and 1995; Orlando, Fla., in 1999.
Essex Community College in Baltimore, Md.; Brookhaven College in Dallas; and Fresno City College in Fresno, Calif., patterned senior citizen pilot shows after the Geritol Frolics.
CLC discontinued producing the show after the 2001 fall season.
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