Follies Show History

The Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild is proud to have been a part of our community since 1948.

1948 Follies

The first meeting of the Junior Wenatchee Hospital Guild was on February 10, 1948. In nine short months, they hired a director, gathered sponsorships and staged the first Wenatchee Follies in November 1948.

President & Follies Chair: Marguerite Neel  |  Director: Charles Raymond

November 3-4 at Liberty Theater

Tickets: $1.75 - $2.75

Total Raised: $4,400

Beneficiary: St. Anthony's & Deaconess Hospitals to furnish four rooms and purchase x-ray equipment.

1973 Thanks for the Memories

The 25th anniversary of the Follies saw the production move from the Liberty Theatre to the WHS auditorium. The opening number, “Consider Yourself at Home” was performed by over 100 of our local, talented citizens. It was a successful mix of nostalgia from the previous 8 shows, as well as a celebration, signifying the 25 year organization. Following the show, the first big cast party was held, becoming a tradition to toast the hard work of everyone involved.

President: Susan Cammack, President | Follies Chair: Jill Kuntz Chair | Director: Michael Pober

February 9-10 at Wenatchee High School

Total Raised: $11,000

Beneficiary: St. Anthony's & Deaconess Hospitals

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1998 Memories

This Follies marked 50 years of history and community service by the Junior Wenatchee Follies Guild soon to become known as, Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild. The show was of the typical Follies variety-well worn show tunes, culminating in a vocal medley from “Fiddler on the Roof”. The year 1998 also marked the final Guild association with Cargill Productions.

President: Karen Wade  |  Follies Chairs: Margaret Badgley & Donna Parsons

Director: Edward H. Horner, Jr.

February 5-7 at Wenatchee High School

Total Raised: $42,000

Beneficiary: Our House at Cancer Care of NCW

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2013 Shaken With A Twist Of Sublime

Marking its 65th year, Follies 2013 was a “sublime” event. With the largest cast ever, the community collaboration resulted in a collection of production numbers, comedy acts, singing and dancing that had us clapping our hands, stomping our feet, and laughing until our sides hurt. It was the first year the Guild selected 2 beneficiaries.

President: Connie Morris  |  Follies Chairs: Chris Gamble & Cathy Roozen

Director: Jaime Donegan

February 1-3 at Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee

Total Raised: $50,000

Beneficiary: Solomon's Porch & Wellness Place

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2016 A La Mode

2016 was another amazing show to behold! Reviews raved "the best show yet" and "fantastic, funny, very professional and full of surprises!". Such a blessing to have so much fun raising a record donation for the truly worthy organization Mobile Meals of Wenatchee.

President: Tami Meade  |  Follies Chairs: Shana Anders & Amy Sembritzky

Director: Jaime Donegan

January 28-30 at Numerica Performing Arts Center

Total Raised: $62,250

Beneficiary: Mobile Meals of Wenatchee

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