Warsaw Lions Club presents Minstrel Show this weekend

| November 13, 2012

Pictured here is an act from last year’s Minstrel Show entitled, “Water Time”. This year’s show, “It’s a Matter of Time” will be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the River View High School auditorium. Friday and Saturday’s show will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Contact the Lions Club at 622-5031 for tickets.

COSHOCTON – It’s ‘time’ once again for the annual Warsaw Lions’ Minstrel Show. This year’s theme is, ‘It’s a Matter of Time’ and all acts will center on that theme. Audiences will recognize familiar songs dealing with the passage of time including, ‘Rock Around the Clock’, ‘A Moment in Time’, and the ever-popular song from Annie, ‘Tomorrow’. The show is directed by Jean Haumschild.

“All songs will have a theme of time in some form,” said Mary Knicely, show coordinator, “Every year is always new because you’re never sure what’s going to happen. We try not to repeat anything from the previous years.”

This is the 55th year of the Minstrel Show and features about 14 solo acts, six chorus numbers, and 60 chorus members, with comedy acts interspersed throughout the show.

“We always have a lot of returning participants,” said Knicely. “It’s growing every year. I’m seeing some new faces this year and that’s great. Our chorus members are up this year. Anyone is welcome to join the chorus.”

This is the Lions Club’s largest fundraiser for the year. All the money goes back into the community and used for the Lions’ eyeglasses program. People are asked to donate old, unused eyeglasses that will be repaired and sent to third-world countries to people who are in need.

Before the show begins, there will also be a dinner, sponsored by the River View Park Board. Cost for the dinner will be ale cart and will include soup, sandwiches, dessert, and drink. Dinner will be served Friday and Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 2 p.m.

The show will be Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the River View High School. Tickets are $9 for Friday and Saturday and $8 for Sunday. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lions Club at 622-5031 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.

Tickets may either be held at the door, or picked up at Fischer Funeral Home or Valero. Plenty of tickets are still available.

“Everyone is invited,” said Knicely. “It’s a great family show. Our comedy acts are clean. You don’t have to worry about being offended. We keep everything clean.”

Contact the Warsaw Lions Club at the number above for more information.

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