That was when
At first, the Silver Fox Follies was a way to showcase for different programs offered at the
"This year I thought I would specialize it a bit and go with the music of
The production of "We Remember: The Music of
There are 26 songs for the production which includes vignettes about the songs, as well as a performances from about half a dozen youth, Morris said.
"Berlin's music in American's music --he's probably the greatest songwriter in America," he said.
It's a good family show and everyone will enjoy it, he said.
Everybody, including Morris and his mother, volunteer their time to put on the annual show. Proceeds from the show will go toward the senior transportation as well as the city program IncredAbles which provides programs for kids with disabilities.
Over the past seven years, the Follies has raised
"We wish we would raise more. If we had a little more support than we could have more than one performance," he said.
Morris has been the director all seven years of the Follies. He credits not only the countless seniors who have been in the program but his mother Patricia, who has helped produce the show. She agreed. And he couldn't do it without
Auditions for the show actually began in January, said
"We rehearse for this all year," Somers said. "It's always fun to do but it's a lot of work, people come to rehearsals to donate their time."
This year's show will have 50 cast members, and there has been as many as 90 in past productions, Morris said.
"The people who participate are either semi professional but most of the people who do are the ones who always wanted to get out and perform but never had the opportunity," Morris said.
Don't let their novelty fool you, the group rehearses for three hours every Monday at the senior center but they also spend countless hours practicing on their own.
For Morris, he said he estimates he dedicates 2,000 hours getting ready to put on the performance.
"This is a full
Morris, who is semi-retired, said the September production will be the 108th he has directed.
"It gives me a chance to still have my name in doing what I like to do," he said. "You don't do theater for the money but as a money-raising event, you want to try to sell out the show because it gives us an opportunity to make more money for the programs."
The show is at
For more information, 909-477-2780.
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