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August 30, 2013

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The Rev. Judith Thistle, full-time chaplain at Fox Hospital, expressed her appreciation to those who have donated to the fund.

 

50 years ago

Aug. 30, 1963

COOPERSTOWN — “See America First” is the theme of the Musical Revue of 1963, and the variety show takes the audience from the Atlantic coast to the Golden Gate and into the South Seas and blue Hawaii.

When in a New York Travel Bureau, a young man expresses the opinion that “Brooklyn and New York City are all there is to America … and is there any more?” the resident company takes him on a tour of the United States.

Miss Dorothy Shay highlights the evening’s gay proceedings with her inimitable song styling and sophisticated wit, and she is featured in an unusual dance, patter and pantomime sketch, “Hobolandia.”

She endears herself to the audience in the part of a lovable hobo with another lovable hobo played by Joseph Masiell.

The voices of John Minto, baritone, and soprano Pamela Danser, combine in a duet in the “Hawaiian Wedding Song.” Popular resident comedian Curtis Wheeler and comedienne Jackie Bertell appear in a number of skits.

Over 20 scenes highlight the colorful and tuneful revue under the direction of Mary Ann Dentler with Buddy Freed in charge of music and Lloyd Spangler and Joseph Masiell as choreographers.

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