Warsaw Lions Club to have Minstrel Show

| November 17, 2015

WARSAW – The Warsaw Lions Club is preparing for their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual and ever-popular Warsaw Lions Minstrel Show. Each year, local entertainers give their best performance to a sold-out auditorium at River View High School. This year, the show will be Nov. 20 – 22 at the high school. The performers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21, and then again at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

“It’s all local,” said Jean Haumschild. “It’s local people entertaining local people. It’s amazing to me the people who come back and support the show. You see people you don’t see except during the minstrel show. The minstrel is the only time you see people who don’t live here anymore.”

This year’s theme is “Music, Music, Music.”

“Each year, we try to get something generic to give soloists a wide range to choose from,” said Haumschild about the theme.

There are 14 soloists, the chorus, and several interruptions or comedy skits, throughout the show. Overall, there are approximately 50 to 60 people participating in the show each year.

In addition to the show, the River View Park Board will be serving a dinner two hours before each show.

Tickets for the show are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 740-622-5031 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The cost of the dinner is not included in the ticket price.

All of the money raised goes toward the Lions Club.

“They do a lot for the community with that money,” said Haumschild.

The cast and crew have been rehearsing for this year’s production since the Tuesday after the Coshocton County Fair and are ready to give their audience another memorable performance.

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