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Lake Wildwood Theatre returns with comedy

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The Lake Wildwood Theatre and its board of directors will present an upcoming fall musical comedy, "70 Girls 70." Performances will be in the Cedar Room at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9,13, 14, 15 and 16 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Ticket reservations are available now. Tickets are $20 each. Contact Kristine from the LWT at 530-263-2915. She can assist with any questions and will help all interested audience members from outside Lake Wildwood.

"70 Girls 70" was first performed on Broadway in 1971. The comedy takes place in 1950s New York City and follows a crazy group of talented veteran stage performers who are having a ball returning to Broadway as senior citizens.

They live together in a run-down tenement hotel that doesn't meet their standards and is about ready to be sold to developers. These performers want to have it refurbished and also to be a haven for other seasoned performers. What do they need? Money!

Follow this group of larcenous old folks as they enter the world of crime to accomplish their lofty goals. What will they do to beat developers to the punch? Will they be successful?

Carole Ellisen has come out of "retirement" to direct this play. She is a veteran of more than 15 Lake Wildwood and Penn Valley productions. Ellisen is ably assisted by Janet Reynolds, producer; Shirlyn Vogel, executive producer and head of costumes; Roberta Frank, musical director; Dinah Smith, choreographer; and Valerie Yates, stage manager. This accomplished production staff has much experience and is now guiding the cast in the second month of energetic rehearsals.

The "70 Girls 70" cast includes Liz Alvarado, Judy Armstrong, Sally Buckthal, Vicki Cambron, Elmer Fairbanks, Terry Fay, Roger Fox, Vicki Goss, Laurie Jo Guastavino, Paul Hauck, Cathy Jones, Hal Jorgenson, Richard LaFata, Chris Lueddeke, Jim Vardon, Sue Vardon, Cap Wallington, Carolyn Winters, Sandy Yanko and Kirk Yates.

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