Aging Antics for everyone: Annual show set for May 22 at AAAAAnother fun-filled “Aging Antics” is being planned and will take place next Saturday at the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre.
Another fun-filled “Aging Antics” is being planned and will take place next Saturday at the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre.
This year’s 10th annual show, which will take place Saturday, May 22, will have two performances – a 2 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7 p.m.
This year’s show will be hosted by WCCO-TV news icon, Don Shelby.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Admission is free for kids age 5 and younger and seniors age 100-plus.
Tickets can be purchased at the AAAA box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling the AAAA Theatre at (320) 762-8300.
This year’s Aging Antics sponsors are Knute Nelson and Walmart.
Proceeds from the show will go toward the purchase of a new sound system.
Runestone Rockettes – dancers.
The group includes: Pam Brogloa, Florence Byrne, Arlyn Davis, Carolyn Henry, Mary Larson, Shirley Larson, Priscilla Nicko, Kay Paton, Irene Pratt, Mary Robertson, Janice Shogren and Yvonne Solvie.
The group’s purpose is to provide entertainment, a positive image on aging, increased self-confidence, self-esteem and to have fun. The group has one firm rule – dancers must be at least 60 years old to be a member. There are currently 12 members and they practice at least once a week, but more often, twice a week. They organized 10 years ago and look forward to their 10th anniversary in September. The group’s schedule is a busy one, performing at community festivals, county fairs and celebrations throughout Minnesota, the Dakotas and annually at Aging Antics and the Jingle Bells telethon.
Entry number: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Final number: Yankee Doodle Grandma.
Freddie Dean – guitar and vocal.
Freddie Dean started the first rock and roll band in Douglas County in 1960; seven years later he started the Freddie Dean Band and continued playing throughout the area. Today, he is playing at senior centers, assisted living and nursing homes in the area.
Musical selections include: Young Love, White Sport Coat and She’s Sixteen.
Mike and Nick Moe – vocal and piano.
Mike is a retired pilot who has sung most of his life. He was a pilot for Northwest/Delta Air Lines and now sings at St. Michael’s Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Nick is a grad student, nephew of Mike and son of Tim and Marianne Moe of Alexandria.
Musical selection: Tom Lear’s song, Pollution.
The Johari Tribe – tribal belly dance.
The group includes: Rachel Barduson, Paula Glade, Janet Hinnenkamp, Kathy Pexsa, Judy Peterson, Patty Peterson and is led by Katherine Evans
The Johari Tribe is comprised of area dancers from all different backgrounds and professions. The costuming has been designed and sewn by the dancers with most of the jewelry originating in the Afghani and East Indian regions. This type of dance was developed in America, but based on the movements of all styles of Middle Eastern dance with added influences from Africa, India and Spain.
Music selection: Soaring Gait.
Dirty Old Man routine – Members wish to remain anonymous.
Senior line dancing ladies – dancers.
The group includes: Fran Didier, Jackie Schultz, Joy Moon, Sandy Weisbrich, Karen Vraa, Mary Wussow, Jim Lehner, Barb Nelson, Connie Moore, Daisy Stahlberg, Pat Finnestad and Mary Robinson.
Bill Riggs – musician.
Bill Riggs is an area musician who has performed in Aging Antics and Jingle Bells. He will be playing a trumpet solo.
Jane Schuneman and Debbie Goltz – violin and piano.
Jane Schuneman is originally from Wooster, Ohio, where she began studying the violin at the age of 5. She presently plays with the Mount Carmel Trio and resides in Tucson during the winter months and spends her summers at Mount Carmel.
Debbie Goltz is from St. Paul and studied music at Vassar College as well as the Conservatoire de Paris. She has performed with several groups in Minnesota and Montana. She spends her summers in Park Rapids.
Music selection: George Gershwin.
Dance routine from the movie Grease – dancers.
The group includes: Tom and Linda Engfer, Ron and Babe Jacobson, Dave and LaDean Moen and Ray and Cheri Norsted.
This group decided to have some fun, so performed “Momma Mia” last year in Aging Antics. This year they decided to be the Pink Ladies and their guys rocking to the music from Grease “Born to Hand Jive.”
Make a Joyful Noise – instrumental.
The group includes: Arlyn Davis, Shirley Engeldorf, Art Haug, Judy Hoffman, Trish Jensen, Phyllis Lehrke, Larry Ortloff, Sharon Saxton, Glenda Seela and Deb Thompson. They are directed by Curt Funkhouser.
This musical group of people are the most community, church and family-orientated group anyone could want in the Douglas County area. They are constantly giving of their talents and lives for others. They come from different backgrounds with one purpose: to make a joyful noise with their hearts and instruments.
Music selection: Big band favorites: Elmer’s Tune, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and Jumping At The Woodside
Todd Lines – singer and pianist.
Todd Lines has been singing for years and has CDs of his music.
Music selection: You Took Advantage of Me and My Romance.
Newcomer Sisters and Friends – Spoof on Sister Act movie.
The group includes: Karen Vraa, Linda Meyer, Pat Finnestad and daughter Trittany (the novice), Kathy Moen, Pat Schultz, Monica Peterson, Shirley Bruckner, Daisy Stahlberg, Barb Nelson, Genny Olson, Julie Shaughnessey, LeDean Moen, Arlou Capouch and Mary Robinson. Choreographer: Tami Bredesen; Costume Consultant: Louise Revering (retired nun).
Music selection: I Will Follow Him.