Bringing down the house

Annual Maris Grove Follies production gets rave reviews

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August 21st, 2018
Members of Evie Jacobs’ Dance Group kicked up their collective heels to “Red Hot Salsa.” (From left) Laura Ciporin, Evie Jacobs, Arlyne Goldberg, Jeanette Zack, and Pina D’Arro.

Members of Evie Jacobs’ Dance Group kicked up their collective heels to “Red Hot Salsa.” (From left) Laura Ciporin, Evie Jacobs, Arlyne Goldberg, Jeanette Zack, and Pina D’Arro.

Maris Grove’s annual Follies production doesn’t come with a money-back guarantee. But then, it doesn’t need one. 

The  spring talent show in Maris Grove’s Cardinal Theater offers entertainment that puts smiles on the audience’s faces and songs in their hearts. It’s a resident-run event that always plays to rave reviews.

This year, community members showcased their talents as singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians. A poet and some storytellers performed as well.

And a light-footed and long-married Maris Grove couple celebrated their love by elegantly waltzing to the appropriately named, “The Anniversary Waltz.”

Other community members played strong supporting roles as ticket sellers, backstage crew, and ushers.

The program’s closing act almost brought down the house. An audience singalong to “Sweet Caroline,” featured a special appearance by “Neil Diamond,” aka Guy Sileo sporting a black wig and “jewelry” from Home Depot’s plumbing department.

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