Ludlow: ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ fundraiser is a great variety show
“Hooray for Hollywood” is a way to get rid of the winter blues and spend a few hours laughing like there’s no tomorrow. If you are looking for a little relief from Old Man Winter, enjoy a night out and attend the humorous and side-splitting variety show “Hooray for Hollywood” put on by the Kewaunee Young People’s Theater.
This year’s theme is “Older, Bigger, and Funnier!” and will take place Feb. 16, 17 and 18, at the Kewaunee Heritage Farm. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Center Court in Kewaunee or Simonar Sports in Luxemburg. Unfortunately, Saturday’s performance is already sold out, but tickets still remain for the Friday and Sunday performances.
I usually go on Sunday afternoon. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and laugh until your sides hurt. I’ve gone every year and it just seems to get better and funnier with each performance, year in and year out.
The group’s mission is to improve the lives of everyone and assist in strengthening our local communities, said Kevin Dax, one of the show’s participants. Twenty eight different organizations will be recipients of this year’s fundraiser and all of the money raised remains in Kewaunee County.
Last year, more than $45,000 was raised through the generosity of the wonderful sponsors and by the 1,000-plus patrons who attended the three days of performances. The cast and crew would love for you to join them for an evening or afternoon of laughter at Heritage Farm. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
According to Dax, a few of the beneficiaries of this year’s fundraiser are Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco and Algoma school theater and musical performances; Algoma Performing Arts Center; Algoma Fire & Rescue (extrication air bag purchases); Kewaunee, Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco scholarships; Luxemburg Rescue (purchase of new power cots); Casco Lions Club (update baseball dugouts); Kewaunee County food pantries; Missoula Children’s Theater’s appearance in Kewaunee; Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department (infrared camera for a drone); Algoma Library Friends; Friends of the Ahnapee; and The Heritage Farm.
¶ In a change of subject, the NFL’s big game is Sunday between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Again. I don’t know about most people, but I am sick and tired of the Patriots winning, winning, winning and winning some more.
So, for that reason, I will be an Eagles’ fan on Sunday.
I do hope the Green Bay Packers have a good offseason and pick up the missing pieces needed to make them competitive once again, before Aaron Rodgers retires. The Super Bowl is a lot more fun to watch if the Packers are in it. But for this year, it is what it is.
So, have a great week, everyone.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected]
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