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Open auditions for Follies Variety Event

March 25, 2024 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital is planning to bring back a retro, throwback event that was previously done back in the 1970s – the Follies Variety Show.

The event will have two shows on September 14 and 15 at the W. D. Kilton Fine Arts Center in Litchfield. It will kick off a year of celebrations and activities for the hospital’s 150th anniversary, and proceeds will benefit the hospital's Cancer Center. 

Auditions for various talents and acts, including singing, dancing, comedy, juggling, magic or anything else, are open for all ages, children to adults.

Auditions will be on the following dates: 

  • April 2, April 10, and April 15 in the St. Francis Hospital Auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m. (Enter through the Emergency Department entrance)
  • April 4 and April 11 at Litchfield High School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
These will be five-minute auditions. Please bring your own music. Any talent will be considered.

“We are very excited to bring back this event to showcase the talents of many of our community members and colleagues while raising funds that will continue to support the needs of local cancer patients who we care for,” said Paula Endress, director of philanthropy for St. Francis Hospital. 

Endress also noted that there will be many other opportunities for people to volunteer at the Follies even if they are not on stage as performers. Support for backstage help with costumes, make-up and sets is also needed.

For more information on the auditions or to learn about options to volunteer for the event, contact Paula Endress at 217-324-8200.

Open auditions for Follies Variety Event
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