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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Experience local talent at Senior Follies on July 14 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Senior Follies

The whole family is invited to a fun-filled afternoon when the popular Senior Follies event is presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on a Saturday in mid-July.

This variety show featuring the talents of local folks over 50 promises an exciting Saturday afternoon. About 20 acts are expected for this year's show, including singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians. No additional acts are being sought at this time. The Senior Follies will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and the event is expected to last about two hours.

Spectator tickets are $2 per person for Johnson County residents or $3 for nonresidents. To order tickets, call (913) 826-2830.

JCPRD hosted the first follies event in 2007 as the Men’s Follies. In fall 2010, a Women’s Follies event was introduced and was also well received. The following year the events were melded into a single Senor Follies, which was also successful. The event took a  hiatus from 2014 to 2017, when it was revived at The Black Box Theatre at JCAHC.

As configured for this event, The Black Box Theatre will seat about 247 people and organizers expect the venue may fill. The theater is The Theatre in the Park’s year-round venue to supplement its summer productions in Shawnee Mission Park.