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Rotary Follies 2010 – an equal opportunity affronter

The Rotary Follies has returned for the second year in a row.

Presented by the Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club as their annual spring fund-raising event, Rotary Follies 2010 will take place this weekend at Liberty Theater with two nights of shows.

The Rotary Follies is an hour and a half of three- to five-minute comedy skits that will feature a variety of players from Pagosa Springs.

Spectators always seem to enjoy watching their friends and neighbors perform sometimes outrageous sketch comedy. For 2010, there will be several original skits such as “Juan Valdez, the Next-generation Coffee Man” and “A Room at the Wal-Mart.” Returning from last year is “Info Pago,” as well as’ “The Pagosa Daily Sunshine Post Press Free News.”

You won’t want to miss local musician Clay Campbell perform his renditions of comedic songs, and you’ll have to attend in person to see who will be performing in the ’‘Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” skit. Walt Moore has put together a great cast for his original skit’ ‘Building a Doghouse’, and this year the show will feature not one, but two groups of Follies dancers!

The spectacular event will be co-hosted by Bob Lagemorph and Melanie Mason, known locally as Mark Brown and Natalie Carpenter, and will feature appearances from local business owners, Realtors, ex-fire chiefs, and even a 2010 county commissioner candidate.

The Rotary Follies 2010 will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Colorado Housing Inc. is co-sponsoring the beer and wine that will be available at the concession stand both before the event and at intermission. Tickets are available uptown at the Bank of Colorado and the Pagosa Brewing Company, at American Family Insurance, and downtown at Moonlight Books, the Pagosa Chamber, and at Liberty Theater the night of the show.

Tickets purchased before Friday are $15 each or two for $25. Tickets purchased on Friday and Saturday are $20 each and two for $30.

Don’t be the one who had to hear about the laughs from friends. Come on down to Liberty Theater Friday or Saturday night and be a part of this hilarious community event.