FOLA Begins Rehearsals for the Follies of 2013 With Dance Lessons
Pictured above is a group of area folks who thought it would be fun to produce a musical revue for the Ludlow/Black River area at the beautifully-restored Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Little did they know that, in the process of selecting and learning Broadway melodies, they would also be learning basic stage dancing steps and movements. All of this is thanks to the professional experience of the Follies Director, Tesha Buss. Tesha, among her other professional dancing and musical experiences, appeared in the Broadway long-running hit show, “Cats” and provided choreography assistance to the Weston Playhouse for several seasons. Now Tesha is teaching some very inexperienced, but nonetheless avid, performers how to dance as well as sing. Some of the songs that will be featured in the FOLA Follies of 2013 include (but are not limited to) “Once in Love with Amy”, “All I Ask of You”, “Memories”, “On a Clear Day”, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, and “September Song”.
In the photo to the right, Tesha is teaching the cast of the Follies the dance steps to the Follies opening number, “Let Me Entertain You” from the musical ‘Gypsy’. Pictured from left to right are David Almond, Linda Thomson, Joey Blane, Kevin Kuntz, George Thomson, Aiyera Fortin, Lisha Klaiber, and Andy Ohotnicky. With her back to the camera, as she explains one of the intricate dances movements to the cast, is director Tesha Buss. Shown playing the piano is Cindy Wooton who will provide the musical accompaniment for the show. The FOLA Follies of 2013 will debut at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, March 23 at 7 PM. For information about the show, see www.fola.us or call 228-7239.