In the Fall of 1997, "How the West was Wrinkled" was such a resounding success, the WOW regulars got their wrinkled brows together to determine how this momentum could be maintained. "Why not a show to welcome Spring?" they asked, and as a result of this verdant thought, in the Spring of 1998, they produced "Everything Old Is New Again."
These Spring Shows are high-energy, non-stop "song and dance revues," featuring WOW singers, instrumentalists, and dancers performing with music from the ages, without concern for plot development. They are presented in local area high school performing arts centers. The repertoire is infinitely variable, and demonstrates the range of talent with which this community is blessed.
Here are links to the most recent Spring Shows (please "click" on them). Also notice the brief summaries of the earlier shows. Enjoy!
"Say It With Music" - 2012
"Puttin’ on the Hits" - 2011
"Anything Goes" - 2010
"Hooray for Hollywood" - 2009
"Spring Fever" - 2008
"Fascinating Rhythm" - 2007
"It's Showtime!" - 2006
"Celebrate America!" - 2005
"The Fabulous Fifties!" - 2004
"That’s Entertainment!" - 2003
"From Sea to Shining Sea" - 2002
"All That Jazz!" - 2001
Earlier Shows . . .
"Shakin’ the Blues Away" - 2000
Imagine, if you will, Don and Sally Hancock shakin’ and a-bakin’ to the tune of Holo Holo Ka’a Hula. That had to be something! Sonny Hemingway told Julia Taylor "You're Just in Love" (or was it vice versa). Speaking of which, Mary Margaret McFarland asked all who would listen to "Love Me With All Your Heart". Mary Petzold did "Brown Bird", and anyone who has missed that off-the-wall number has missed one of the great performances of all time. Mary Cullen danced with tambourine, and the Prime Time Tappers WOWed their audience with the spectacular "If the Devil Danced in Empty Pockets". One showstopper was Lillian Egan, Patty Hale, and Joanie Roper singing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", a song that added luster to The Andrews Sisters star in the universe of entertainment.
"As Time Goes By" - 1999
Features of this show were "Mr. Cellophane", which Newt Buker reprised so magnificently in Once Upon a Wrinkle, "Embraceable You" by Lyle Russell, and "New York, New York" by Dr. Robert Williams. Among the many outstanding attractions of this show was an appearance by the WOW dancers, magnificently costumed, tapping to "Alexander's Ragtime Band".
"Everything Old Is New Again" - 1998
That was the song that opened and closed the show. In between were such standards as "Hey Good Lookin’" by Bill Dergan and Julia Taylor (ain’t that the truth), Joanie Roper's "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina"; and "It’s Hard to be Humble" (Bob Freested, and we know all about that, too). There were several tunes by Mary Petzold, including "So In Love". "Goody, Goody" was sung by the late and very much lamented Leonard Vickerstaff. In addition, there were a bunch of dance numbers featuring the talents of Chris Brewis-Roberts, Mary Cullen, Helen Siegwarth, Georgia Williams and others. The show was skillfully directed by Vaude deVille, who was also featured in several vocal numbers.