Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the return of "Follies" to center stage at the Capitol Theatre on March 2, 2013. A Broadway-style show and fundraiser, The Follies showcases local community and hospital talent. The funds raised from the 2013 Follies will benefit Memorial's campaign for healthier children in the Yakima Valley.
"Our greatest asset in the Yakima Valley are our children," says Rick Linneweh, Memorial Hospital CEO. "The Follies is a community tradition dating back decades, and Memorial is excited to continue the tradition for new generations to enjoy. We are extremely proud to have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local healthcare programs and services."
The Follies started in 1990, when Mrs. Bill Robertson said "let's bring the Follies to Yakima." Since that first event, the Follies has continued to impact our community by raising funds and awareness for Children's Village, Memorial's NICU, and various other healthcare services.
We are excited for Follies to make its 10th appearance on stage and want to provide you with information you will need to make this the best Follies yet! Please don't hesitate to ask questions of any of the Talent Committee or Coordinators. We are here to make sure you are having FUN!
Jaime Donegan - Director
Mark Myers - Follies Coordinator
Kim Stracke - Costume Coordinator
Bart Roderick - Band Coordinator
Carol Vanevenhoven - Talent Committee
Penny Myers - Talent Committee
Kay Carbery - Talent Committee
Teresa Pritchard - Talent Committee
Randy Cline - Talent Committee
What are the Follies?
Follies started back in 1990 where the first time we introduced the idea for Children's Village to the community. Since then Follies has taken on many different causes and feels, and we are proud to be doing a Follies that will benefit the children's healthcare programs here in Yakima.
The 2013 Follies is a fundraiser for the pediatric healthcare services that Memorial provides to the community and we have added new multimedia aspects to the show to feature these great services.
Follies relies on corporate sponsors and community giving, but above all ticket sales to make the show a huge success. We encourage you to ask neighbors, friends, and family to buy tickets to the show. (There is nothing more exciting in the theatre world than performing to a sold out theatre.) We ask for your help in marketing Follies around the valley.
We are here to have fun! Jaime Donegan so eloquently puts it, "this is a place for adults to play!" This is the time you can relax, make friends, and have a good time.
Things you will need...
Things that will be provided for you...
Memorabilia - Items available for purchase
As a special thank you for your time and hard work, we will provide a photo CD to all cast members.
Parking: Downtown parking is strictly enforced, please obey all signage to avoid ticketing.
Lot parking is Free for up to 4 hours and in city-owned lots will be enforced between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Allow extra time to find a parking space to be ready for rehearsals on time. Extra security will be provided from 6:00-10:00 pm Monday-Friday during rehearsal.
Capitol Theatre: For safety and security, the seating areas and foyers are closed until day of the show. Anyone in these areas will be asked to leave.
Food & Drink: No food or drinks are allowed in the seated areas of the Capitol Theatre at any time. No cups, drinks, or food are allowed on stage. Water bottles with closed lids are okay in the stage wings. Unmarked/unclaimed bottles will be tossed. Snacks and water will be provided during rehearsals in the GREEN ROOM AREA. Please help us keep the theatre neat and tidy.
Children: No child care will be provided, for rehearsals or the performances. Please leave your children with a trusted sitter. They will not be allowed in the theatre or stage.
Dates to note: February 7 & 11-15 - Evening rehearsals in 4th Street Theatre (Entrance on 4th Street) February 8 & 22 - ALL rehearsals at Melody Lane Academy (1610 S 24th Ave, next to Yakima Athletic Club)
Please be at least 10 minutes early for your rehearsals so that you can warm-up and we may begin on time. Thank you. Remember: The person standing next to you is counting on you.
Mon., Wed., Fri.
10:00 Shimmy Gals
Chattahoochee Line Dance
Mon., Wed., Fri.
5:30 Just Dance Hand Drill
7:00 Survival/ Human
7:30 And then You're Gone/ Back
8:00 Swing Couples
8:30 Mambo Couples
5:30 Skits -To be scheduled
6:00 Solos/Specialty- scheduled
7:00 Coffee in a Cardboard Cup
7:30 Hey Eugene & Disco Couples
8:00 Madame La Zonga
8:30 Boogie Shoes/ Bounce
There will be some afternoon rehearsals for soloists, duets, trios and specialty acts for those who can rehearse during the day.
Renowned director Jaime Donegan returns to Yakima to produce and direct his seventh consecutive Follies. Jaime Donegan Productions has a national reputation for working with charity organizations and has raised more than $18 million in 38 states. Want more information on Jaime Donegan Productions? Click here.
Matinee Performance - 2 p.m. Buy Tickets Now!
Evening Performance - 8 p.m. Buy Tickets Now!
Gold seating $40 Orchestra/Dress circle $25 Balcony $15
Memorial Hospital employees receive special ticket pricing, (not available for packages) must use promotional code from the intranet or contact Mark Myers at 509-249-5268 for code.
The Memorial Foundation will host a special VIP Ticket Reception, another Follies tradition, 5:00-7:00 p.m., March 2, 2013. For more information on how to become a VIP ticket holder please contact Mark Myers at 509-249-5268.
Purchase Special Packages through Capitol Theatre Box Office 509-853-ARTS or online at Ticketswest.com
Package includes 2 adults and 2 children (12 and under) for seating in the Balcony section only.
Package includes special Luncheon seating and Follies lunch menu at your choice of Gasperetti's Restaurant, 1013 N 1st Street, Yakima, or Olive Garden, 222 E Yakima Avenue, Yakima. Must present lunch voucher to designated restaurant. Lunch available from 11:30 a.m. until showtime. Price is per person no sharing/splitting and includes choice of non-alcoholic beverage, salad, and entrée. Tax and gratuity included.
Gold seating -$55 Orchestra/Dress circle -$45
Gold seating -$45 Orchestra/Dress circle -$35
Email email@example.com or contact Mark Myers at 509-249-5268 to sign up to volunteer today!
The Follies is made possible with the contributions of our corporate partners. From monetary donations to donations of goods and services, our sponsors help us put on the event of the year. To learn how to be a part of the Sponsorship Team, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mark Myers at 509-249-5268.