Toe tapping palace guards, “foggy” songs and madcap comedy as Venice Theatre’s Silver Foxes go to London Town!
(Venice, FL) Venice Theatre’s senior theatre performance troupe, The Silver Foxes, will take to Venice Theatre’s MainStage for their annual March performances on March 18 through March 22, 2015. They will perform a full-length original musical under the direction of Brad Wages. The show is a musical comedy called A Foggy Day in London Town. Audiences who love the Carol Burnett-type variety shows with singing, dancing, and sketch comedy, are sure to enjoy the zany misadventures of American tourists in London. The changing of the palace guards in toe tapping rhythm, songs inspired by the foggy streets of London, and madcap comedy featuring Queen Elizabeth, Robin Hood, and the neighborhood blokes at the local pub, will all come together to promise a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday’s performance is at 2 p.m. Reserved seats are $25 and can be purchased online at www.venicestage.com or by calling the box office at 941-488-1115.
The Silver Foxes are professionally-directed volunteer performers who have been entertaining around the area for 23 years. Bringing song, dance and laughter to community centers, religious groups and clubs throughout Sarasota County, they currently reach nearly 5,000 audience members each season with their touring shows. Their annual MainStage show helps raise money for Venice Theatre’s education and outreach programs. This year’s show is their second year, bringing together the singers, dancers and actors to tell a full-scale musical theatre story.
Brad Wages took on the role of Artistic Director of the Silver Foxes last year. “The change in format of last year’s show brought fabulous comments from many patrons who stated that the evolution of the program was exciting.” The result of the change of format has united and integrated the singers, actors and dancers, as well as brought national attention to the Silver Foxes. Wages goes on to state, “This group’s energy and enthusiasm is fantastic. I’m having a great time again this year with the group.” Peter Madpak is the resident musical director of the Foxes.
Tickets for the 23rd Annual Silver Foxes production and all remaining shows in Venice Theatre’s 2014-2015 Season are available online at www.venicestage.com or by phone at 941-488-1115. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before all shows.
Venice Theatre’s mission is making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest out of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave .on the island in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events. Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations”, Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre has a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.