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WOW Spring 2003 Production

"Curtain’s up! Lights aglow! One-and-two-away we go!"  That talented Wrinkles of Washington cast, co-directed by Chuck Gourley, Georgia Williams and Robert Williams, presented its fast-paced 2003 Spring Show, April 12 and 13 at the Black Hills High School Performing Arts Center, 7741 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia, WA.  This high-stepping song and dance revue combined the talented Prime Time Tappers, singers and instrumentalists, and proved to be a real "crowd pleaser!"

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No Wrinkles of Washington show would be complete without those vivacious Prime Time Tappers, directed by Helen Siegwarth.  Here, they kick it off with that rousing country tune, "Down At the Twist and Shout", wearing their colorful dresses and flying petticoats.

Willard "Bill" Dergan was back as the Master of Ceremonies for "That’s Entertainment!"  He displayed his talents in many of the acts, as well. Then, on came that classy singer, Frank Kinney, and his robust version of "Once In A Lifetime!"

How about an imaginary trip to sunny Hawaii?  The Wrinkles of Washington Combo (Joe Chavez, Luman Hohaia, and Al McClymond) got us started with a beautiful medley of Hawaiian songs.  Then came that handsome couple, Don and Sally Hancock, dancing to a song about the first automobile in Hawaii, "Holo, Holo, Kaa."

You've guessed it!  That is singer/songwriter, Vaude deVille, performing his original, "Country Girl".  He had no shortage of "cowgirls," as Chris Brewis-Roberts, Mary Cullen, Helen Siegwarth, Susie Thomas and Jeanne Vosburgh came on stage.  But when Bill Siegwarth entered, that cowboy got more than he bargained for!

It was "toe-tapping" music for sure as Al McClymond and Dale Seeley bent those banjo strings to "Yes Sir, That’s My Baby", with guitarist Joe Chavez backing them. Dancer Dixie Maske couldn’t resist the chance to do a little Charleston!

Let’s get serious now! Bring on that octogenarian of renown, Lyle Russell with those smooth sounds of "Mona Lisa", and Wrinkles of Washington’s lovely Mary Margaret McFarland filling the air with music as she sang "It’s Almost Like Being In Love."

Ooops!  Just as we were getting serious, look what happened!  Mary Patnode and Georgia Williams (can you recognize them?) brought on their adaptation of "A Couple Of Swells."

Remember the Kingston Trio?  Well, we added a couple and put together a Folk Combo (Joe Chavez, Chuck Gourley, Al McClymond, Roy Rasmussen, and Dale Seeley) for that old favorite, "Tom Dooley."  And yes, Tom did hang from that "White Oak tree", one more time.

Talk about nostalgia . . . remember that Leroy Van Dyke song, "The Auctioneer?"  Robert Williams reached into his huge talent bank and pulled that one off just fine!  He even got the little yodel at the end!  We brought the stage lights down as our Queen of sultry song, Joanie Roper, treated us with that dynamite number, "Blues In the Night."

Just before Intermission, those Prime Time Tappers (Chris Brewis-Roberts, Sherry Christianson, Mary Cullen, Linda Deem, Donna Kine, Phyllis LaFontaine, Dixie Maske, Mary Patnode, Helen Siegwarth, Susie Thomas, Jeanne Vosburgh, Georgia Williams, and Sharon Williams) left us with a bounce to our step and a tune on our lips, as they danced their magnificent "Kokomo" routine.

Just as the audience settled in from Intermission, they were greeted to the loud, familiar sound of "The Stripper."  Yes, those eight "Chippendale wannabes" Bill Dergan, Vaude deVille, Chuck Gourley, Don Hancock, Al McClymond, Roy Rasmussen, Lyle Russell, and Bill Siegwarth, stripped down from their fine dress suits and hats, to just the smiley-face shorts and muscle T-shirts!

Sure, the audience got a little "rowdy" from the male dance, but Joan Forst quickly settled them down with her torchy performance of "A Good Man Is Hard To Find."  Hmmm.  That couple behind Joan seem to be having a spat (Chris Brewis-Roberts and Chuck Gourley).  Wonder who started it?

How about some variety, you say?  Bill Johnson led the way with "King Of The Road", followed by the beautiful tap routine by Sherry Christianson to "Let Me Off Uptown", and then Vaude deVille’s soulful version of "Old Man River."

Look!  Here come Lyle Russell and Mary Margaret McFarland to tell us "I Remember It Well."  Their striking outfits were only matched by their masterful delivery of that song.

Don't look now, but that Wrinkles of Washington Combo took stage again, to back Robert Williams in "Yakety Sax!"  What!  They are closing the curtain?  Is the show over so soon?

No, because the curtain just opened again to a stage full of Prime Time Tappers with pink showgirl outfits and statuesque poses.  And then the music started . . . Hold it!  Is that really Elvis?  No, it’s Chuck Gourley, and he sang "It’s Now Or Never" while the dancers carried out their beautifully choreographed routine.

Bill Johnson (the Cop) tried to break up the smooching pair, Joan Forst and Bill Dergan, long after the football game was over.  However, the couple went on to sing "Our Love Is Here To Stay."

Let's hear it one more time for the Wrinkles of Washington Combo  Their live music really gave "That’s Entertainment!" a new dimension.  This time, Luman Hohaia sang "Lover Of Mine."

Just when the audience thought they had seen it all, here came Joanie Roper to sing one of Marilyn Monroe's songs, "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend."  Even though her suitors, Bill Johnson and Vaude deVille, try to encourage her otherwise, Joanie shows diamonds are really a girl’s best friend.

Just before the Finale, the Prime Time Tappers came out with their white canes and classy tap outfits, and gave us a stunning performance to "Anything Goes."

As a fitting end to a great 2-hour show, "God Bless America", was sung by Frank Kinney.  The cast then came on stage with individual flags, and with the audience, joined Frank in a second verse.

And when it was all over, only two words were needed to describe this 2003 Wrinkles of Washington Spring Show . . .

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