November 25, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Golden Follies 2015 Holiday Revue
Popular Vegas-style Senior Revue Returns to Firehouse, 7 pm Show Added
Pleasanton, Calif. The Golden Follies variety show returns for the fourth year in a row to the Firehouse Arts Center on Sunday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The sparkling Las Vegas-style revue features a large 25 member cast of seasoned performers ages 55-90 from all over Northern California. The Golden Follies 2015 Holiday Revue is again lavishly costumed, and rocks the stage with their exuberant approach, stylish choreography, and radiant smiles.
Reserved seating tickets are $15 – $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton. Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and two hours prior to the performance.
Tapping to high-energy choreography, they pay tribute to the music of vaudeville’s heyday right up through today’s hottest sounds, often featuring numbers honoring legendary performers. Reminiscent of the great variety shows of the past, the production comes complete with a rousing finale.
The Golden Follies was founded 18 years ago by sister team Diane Stawicki and Susan Bostwick, who are the dynamic force behind all aspects of the show, including direction, choreography, concept, and costumes. Both have extensive professional performing backgrounds, having traveled throughout the US and Europe appearing with such artists as Wayne Newton, Robert Goulet, the Pointer Sisters, Rita Moreno, Paul Anka, Jack Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dolly Parton to name just a few.
The troupe members hail from all walks of life, according to director Susan Bostwick. “The majority are retired, having been teachers, real estate agents, medical techs, administrators for the VA and Safeway Corporate, city and county employees, NASA folks and restaurant owners.” She goes on to say that “all are homemakers, wives, mothers, grandmothers, and in some cases, great-grandmothers. These energetic, enthusiastic and talented seniors are active in their respective communities and committed to the Golden Follies. Besides their dance involvement, they share life experiences, love, and friendship with each other.”
The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts. The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge. With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town. The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton. Media: Jane Onojafe, email@example.com, or 925-931-4855