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14R Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ARTS c{ ENTERTAINMENT James Wilson Staff Writer Entering its Fifth year, the Quincy Star Follies is now a town tradition. The popular event has grown in audience size and scale of production. This year the song-and-dance show, set for May 15 - 16, looks to be as energetic and fun as previous years'. Behind the major production is a group of performers and organizers that have been with the Follies since the very beginning. Lisa Kelly, owner of Moon's, is responsible for bringing the Follies to Quincy. Kelly was first introduced to the concept as a cast member in Incline Village in 2000. Ten years later, Kelly was working at Feather River College and thought it could make a good fundraiser for the college foundation in Quincy. "I started working out the logistics and recruited Nancy Gambell and Kris Miravalle to help plan it," recalled Kelly. The three, with the help of choreographer and Follies director Don Hertel, started gathering a cast of willing community members. "The first year we had to beg people to be in the cast, The cast members and organizers that have been with the Quincy Star Follies since its first show five years ago gather at a practice held last month. Back row from left: Taylor Hendricks, Kyonna Carey, Lauren Pearson, Kenny Lutz, Don Hertel, Shelli Braswell, Brandi Cedillos, Dave Ludington, Sara Frigo and Melissa Gilbert. Front from left: Pamela White, Lillian White, Beth Reid, Kris Miravalle, Nancy Gambell, Michelle Graham, Connie Turner and Lisa Kelly. Photo courtesy Quincy Star Follies because they didn't know because of the diversity of elementary and high on," said Kelly. "It's fun, what this was all about," the cast. schools and 30 students and hilarious. It's a great said Kelly. "It gives you a chance tofrom FRC. Kyonna Carey, opportunity to work with Eventually, the organizers get together with people Pamela White and Lillian people of all walks of life." gathered 60 individuals. Of you're not always around," White are all local students Kenny Lutz has also the original 60, 18 have she said. "I guess it's awho have participated in stayed with the Follies since participated in the event combination of the socialthe Follies for all five years., the beginning. Lutz recently every year. aspect and athletic Similarly, the FRC moved to Reno, but Beth Reid, advisor at activity." volleyball team dances to a commutes back to Quincy Feather River College, This year's cast is made number each year. every week for practice. explained that she up of 140 people, including "The audience gets really"I wasn't going to do it participates every year 40 students from local crazy when the kids come this year, because of the commitment," he said. "But I couldn't say no, because I always have a good time." Lutz agreed with Reid's statement on the camaraderie felt during practices and the production itself. He said being in the Follies was a great way to really get to know a lot of people he often saw around town. "When it all comes together and you see how happy it'makes the audience, it's more than worth it," Lutz said. Kelly said those involved from the beginning have formed a bond with each other. "We find ourselves having a special friendship -- a kinship," she said. "Everybody, in the end, brings their best game. It's been very rewarding." There are two shows each night at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children under 13. Tickets are available at Carey Candy Co., Bank of America in Quincy and at the door if supplies last. The shows have been sold out every year since the beginning, so organizers suggest buying tickets in advance. For more information, contact Kelly at 283-9900. I Bringing a revered Broadway AS a magical, imaginative musical and major movie to the adventure with a profound stage is no small feat, but that is , moral point of view, the story what Feather River College is explores what happens "happily set to do with "Into the Woods" ever after." It leads the this week for its spring audience on a journey to production. This Broadway another side of fairy tales as Tony Award winner for Best they explore the pain and joy of Actress and Best Score and growing t p, communal Book, written by Stephen responsibility and passing on Sondheim and James Lapine, values to children. has been hugely popular since A childless baker (Jeff Bryan) 1987 when it opened on and his wife (Jill Dupras), Broadway. cursed by a wicked witch TOWN HALL THEATRE Feather River College's Spring Drama plays 7:30PM Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Into the Woods puts a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch's curse. $12 Advance Sale tickets at Epilog and Carey Candy in Quincy. Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God's Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government. AIR[ Visit us at c.ld]~ ............... s G 469 Main St., Quincy, CA (Claire Kepple), go off"into the woods" in hopes of ridding themselves of the curse. They encounter Cinderella (Kristina Marr), Little Red Riding Hood (Lydia Morgan), the Wolf (David Riley), Jack the Giant Killer (John Flosi), Rapunzel (Breanna Tibbedeaux), her Prince (Dale Morgan) and other fairy tale characters who are trying to realize wishes of their own. With humor and compassion, the audience travels with these Brothers Grimm characters in and out of the woods to their destination. Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 6, 7, 8 and 9 with a special Mother's Day matinee May 10 at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Theatre, Quincy. Tickets are $12 general admission, available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and Great Northern Hair Co. Tickets usually sell quickly for FRC productions. Quincy High School's football cheerleaders demonstrate the moves that won them the Best Spirit Award and $1,000 at last year's Running With the Bears. Photos submitted Mountain Circle's Fifth annual Running With the Bears marathon, AI May 1 6-20, ue furniture, Ioggi railroad, taxidermy mounts, Modoc memorabilia Saturday, May 16 ~ Preview on property (Day 1) &In temet bidding starts. Sunday, May 17 ~ Intemet bidding continues. Monday, May 18 ~ , . Preview on property (Day 2) "< & Intemet Bidding continues.. Tuesday, May 19 - Internet bidding continues as lots close throughout the day. Wednesday, May 20 - Pick up day with emailed receipt & crew available for loading. can win $3,000 half-marathon and 10K has up and will be trained on how officially sold out and 500 to best support the runners. runners will be coming to The rest is up to individual Indian Valley on Aug. 15. teams. At the end of the race Participants from around each runner will be given the world are hoping to use tickets to vote for the the race in order to qualify winners in the following for the 2016 Boston categories: best theme; Marathon. best snack and best "This is a great spirit. opportunity for organizations The monetary prize for and groups of four or more to each category is $1,000, come together on race day to giving each team the encourage, hydrate and fuel opportunity to earn up the runners as they make to $3,000 for its own their way to the Fmish line," cause. said Mountain Circle's For further information Lauren McIntyre. contact McIntyre at 284-7007 Aid station contestants will or lmcintyre@ be shown exactly where to set TO A GRAND NIECE (WHO DREW ME A DIAGRAM OF HOW SHE SAW HER PLACE IN LIFE) Somewhere along the corridors of time A lily shoves its head into the light Above the crust of earthly slime and grime, Unfolding blossoms velvety and white, Although its roots are anchored in the ground Engaged in nurturing and living tasks, Ensuring that its stem is strong and sound, Its curled trumpet in the sunlight basks. And so the diagram of my sweet niece Shows feet attached to firmest earth With head in tune with universal peace And soul in constant search for its rebirth. And this, my grandest niece, is what you'll always be -- A blossom in the sun for all eternity. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano March 17, 2008 ' t !