Things are coming together for the Nevada Variety Show Reunion on Lincoln Highway Days weekend. The show will be presented on Sunday, Aug. 25, at The Talent Factory (former Camelot Theater).
The Nevada Variety Show was an annual event from 2003-2008. In those six years, we presented one show a year, and sometimes two, showcasing great local talent along with a lot of humorous acts.
We hit our stride when we presented our 70s show and then later, our Hee Haw Tribute show, and for this reunion, favorites from those two shows are making up three-fourths of the content.
Rob Bacon will join Jeff Starnes for their emcee roles as "Shakin and Bacon." The two will be dressed to the 70’s leisure suit hilt as they perform in these favorite roles.
Remember Rick Schreier, who used to work at State Bank in Nevada? Now a banker in Story City, Rick will return to our show as 70’s television heartthrob Keith Partridge, complete with the mullet hair style and sexy Partridge clothes.
This show will feature favorite songs from Neil Hewitt, Jarod Pedersen, Sandy Clark, Keith Huhn, Mitzi Alexander, Shawna Dumbaugh, Deb Malsom and more.
We’ve also got a special guest appearance by Jim Axline of Nevada Hardware, and believe me, you won’t want to miss Jim like this!
Marijo and Jeff Starnes will dance, and they’ve also rounded up that fun group of Village Idiots to make the show more fun.
We are excited that new theater owner, Larry Sloan, is joining us to do many things for this show. I hope he and Mike Potter can keep their lines straight for the "Good Bad" skit from Hee Haw days. Another mind boggler you don’t want to miss is Laurie Adams recitation of "Rindercella."
This show is good family fun, and as the date gets closer, I’d like to remind residents that you can purchase tickets here at the Nevada Journal office, 1225 Sixth St., for $6 each. We have a reserved seating chart, so you will know where you’re sitting ahead of time. Our office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Tickets will be on sale here until noon, Friday, Aug. 23. Any remaining tickets will then be sold at the door of the theater. Please join us for this fun trip back in time!
(Marlys Barker is editor of the Nevada Journal.)