GALLERY: ‘Cardinal Follies’ features TV’s Golden Age favorites

“The Cardinal Follies,” featuring comedy sketches from the Golden Age of Television and musical numbers from some favorite Broadway shows, will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Nelson County High School.

Cardinal Follies

Abbott and Costello are reborn in the form of Jesse Chowning and Corey Kieslick to enact “Who’s on First” for “The Cardinal Follies.”

“The Carol Burnett Show,” “Laugh-In,” “I Love Lucy” and “The Andy Griffith Show,” along with music from “White Christmas,” “Company,” “Peter Pan” and “Young Frankenstein,” take on new life in this ensemble show that has no stars but features each of 25 students performing memorable skits and scenes from way back when.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets for adults are $10 and for students and seniors $8.

Cardinal Follies

Abby Wilson as “Starlet” and Timmy Goff as “Brashley” rehearse a scene from “Went with the Wind,” a famous Carol Burnett spoof of the movie “Gone With the Wind.” This skit and many more will be on parade for “The Cardinal Follies” at Nelson County High School.

Along with lots of students singing and dancing, there will be several special guests returning to their alma mater to help out with the production.

Friday night the guest host is also the musical guest.  Matthew Fogle, NCHS ’00, will introduce all the sketches plus perform a couple of musical numbers – “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding and “Hello, Goodbye” by the Beatles.

Kim Huston, NCHS ’77, will host Saturday’s matinee along with musical guest, Hobie Humphrey, NCHS ’03, on piano. Saturday evening the host is Craig Holmes, NCHS ’15, a freshman musical theatre major at Northern Kentucky University. The musical guest will be Jackie Martin Drake, NCHS ’79, who will sing two contemporary Christian pieces.

Sunday afternoon’s guest host/musical guest is Wesley Coulter, NCHS ’99, who spent several years as a professional singer/dancer doing shows like “Mama Mia!” and “Hairspray” in Las Vegas and on Broadway. He will be singing “Taylor, the Latte Girl” and “One Last Prayer.”

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