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Cabin Fever Follies, the Mad River Valley’s 27th annual community variety show organized by the Valley Players, runs one weekend only on April 5, 6 and 7, Friday through Sunday. A few of the lighthearted acts brought by friends and neighbors have, in the past, included singing, juggling, dancing, instrumentals, standup and sit-down comics, joke tellers and maybe even a large chicken. Directed by Doug Bergstein, this is an evening designed to chase away the mud (or cold) season blues and help break that cabin fever.
The Follies show is cabaret style with tables seating up to 10 people. Audience members are encouraged to bring supper and/or beverages, relax and cheer on the performers. No candles, lanterns or other flame-bearing décor are allowed. A prize will be given for best table decorations. Non-table seating around the room is also available. The dancing Raisinettes will carry the audience’s messages from love poems to car sales on their ad signs. This year, proceeds from the Raisinettes will go to Mad River Flood Recovery. Those interested in joining other strangely garbed enthusiasts and dancing anonymously onstage in a weird costume of garbage bags while carrying signs and raising money for Mad River Flood Recovery can contact Sharon Kellermann at 583-6767.
The show always sells out – make a reservation right away by calling 583-1674. Reservations for more than four tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. For reservations for four or less, pick up tickets up no later than 7 p.m. the night of the show or they may be sold. The doors open at 6:30; the show starts at 7:30 p.m.