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Broadway Lights, Prineville Nights

The annual Prineville Follies will take place tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m.


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Silverado Quartet is part of the bill at tonight's Follies.

The lights of Broadway will be shining brightly tonight as the Prineville Music and Theater Boosters presents its annual follies extravaganza.

Taking the stage at Crook County High School's Southwell auditorium, the event, titled "Broadway Lights, Prineville Nights," funds scholarships for the school's music and theater graduates.

For 36 years, the follies have filled the stage with a wide variety of entertainment, all local to Crook County.

This year's performers include High Desert Dance Arts, Bill Tallman, Aaron D. Witmeyer, the Silverado Quartet, and Sarah Ebey.

Jozee Moss, Karson Adams and Darrian Campo, all past scholarship awardees, will be featured, along with a mix of new, and previously seen, performers.

The club awards annual scholarships to one or more graduating seniors, in each of the high school's three performing arts departments; choir, drama and band.

To be considered for the scholarships, students must be enrolled in Crook County, have participated in choir, band, or theater for at least one year, have at least a 2.5 GPA and obtain two letters of recommendation.

According to Booster Treasurer Renee Moss, the follies have enabled the club to present over $3,000 in scholarships over the past two years.

Moss explained that the club awards a single major scholarship in each category: the Lucy Barnhouse Memorial scholarship for choir, the Gary Stevens Memorial scholarship for band, and the Drama/Tech scholarship for theater students.

In order to actually receive the scholarship money, students are required to earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in their first post-secondary term, and complete registration for a second.

Applications for this year's class are due by May 2, 2014.

The theme of the show is old time Broadway but, Moss is quick to add that "it is still a general variety show."

In advance of the show, be sure to check out "Central Park," which will feature a silent auction, raffles and live entertainment, all starting at 6:30 p.m.

The school's Jazz Choir and band will perform from 6:30 till 7 p.m.

Anita Hoffman, the school's drama teacher, will act as the show's technical director and promises nothing more than a few lights and a bare stage.

"There is a lot of talent in this show," she said, "and we simply want the performers to be the stars."

The curtain goes up for the follies at 7 p.m., tonight and Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at Prineville Men's Wear, Square Dot Saddlery, or Book and Bean. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $20 for families and are available at the door on the night of the performance.




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