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Definitely fabulous, and full of folly

The “Fabulous, Frivolous Follies” has certainly become a mainstay not only at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, but also for Claremonters who enjoy classic, sometimes old-school, and definitely silly original entertainment. The 2014 version did not disappoint during the three performances last week April 3-5.

This 11th annual variety show first started in 1997 when people realized the talent pool that resides at the Gardens each year. The faces sometimes change, but the enthusiasm and excitement for the spotlight never ceases. This year’s show included 14 piano, singing, dance, recitation and other humorous acts. Nothing was off limits. And no costume was too wild as these seniors were more than happy to bring smiles to the audience looking for the offbeat and entertaining.

  • The Garden Belles started the show with a wonderful rendition of “This Little light of Mine.”

    The Garden Belles started the show with a wonderful rendition of...

  • You know there’s going to be something odd and quite humorous when seniors dress up and act like little first graders in class. Virginia Crosby is surprised at all the extra attention from the cast just as the curtain closed on their routine “Proverbially

    You know there’s going to be something odd and quite humorous ...

  • Even though Lenore Dollries had a piano playing as part of her act, no one was quite sure if you could call it actually singing. But her hybrid Viking costume certainly caught some looks during “Brunnhilde Sings?”

    Even though Lenore Dollries had a piano playing as part of her a...

  • You know there’s going to be something odd and quite humorous when seniors dress up and act like little first graders in class…and not very bright ones to boot. But Virginia Crosby, left, Lee McDonald, Jean Ann Wright and Malcolm Davis played their roles

    You know there’s going to be something odd and quite humorous ...

  • Multi-talented actor, impresario, announcer and even follies event organizer, Stuart Oskamp, tells the story of “The Ballad of Ann Boleyn” in quite a unique and original way.

    Multi-talented actor, impresario, announcer and even follies eve...

  • Music Men director John Tate, leads the group in a stirring rendition of “Ride the Chariot.”

    Music Men director John Tate, leads the group in a stirring rend...

  • Pianist Gus Diesslin was clearly dressed for the occasion during his solo performance of “Maple Leaf Rag.”

    Pianist Gus Diesslin was clearly dressed for the occasion during...

  • The cast of the 2014 “Fabulous, Frivolous Follies” waves to the crowd during their ovation at the end of the show.

    The cast of the 2014 “Fabulous, Frivolous Follies” waves to ...

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