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Jun 27

Experience local talent at Senior Follies on July 14 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:23 AM by Becky Burnside

The whole family is invited to a fun-filled afternoon when the popular Senior Follies event is presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus Department on a Saturday in mid-July.

"We are so excited to be back at the beautiful Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center for this year’s Senior Follies," said Recreation Coordinator Mallory Ozier. "You are sure to be in for a real treat with this year’s performances!” 

This variety show featuring the talents of local folks over 50 promises an exciting program. About 15 acts are expected for this year's show, including singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians. No additional acts are being sought at this time. 

The Senior Follies will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and the event is expected to last about two hours. 

With only 160 tickets available and nearly a quarter of those already filled as of July 1, it's imperative that those planning to attend this year's follies secure a ticket in advance.  

"This year people attending Senior Follies will have to pre-register and will receive a ticket," Ozier said. "The fee will be $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents. 

To order tickets, call (913) 826-2830.

JCPRD hosted the first follies event in 2007 as the Men’s Follies. In fall 2010, a Women’s Follies event was introduced and was also well received. The following year the events were melded into a single Senior Follies, which was also successful. The event took a hiatus from 2014 to 2017, when it was revived at The Black Box Theatre at JCAHC.

As configured for this event, The Black Box Theatre will seat about 160 people and organizers expect the venue will fill. The theater is The Theatre in the Park’s year-round venue to supplement its summer productions in Shawnee Mission Park.