March 9, 2009

Senior Follies

Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 6:07 pm

IMG_0511 by you.

Not a great photo, but I do what I can. 🙂 I went for the first time to see the Anderson Senior Follies. (Their last performance was yesterday, though they do go “on the road” during the year.) I was so impressed!

Every year Anderson seniors put on a cute and serious production, staged at the Anderson University Fine Arts Center. I enjoyed the trios and quartets, the dance numbers, and the total cast group sings. But my favorite were the silly numbers — like “She thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” with a very genteel older lady bringing the basket of chicken to the (goofy) sexy drivers, who hammed it up complete with overalls and hoes. 🙂 Tickets sell out almost as soon as they are available, and it was shoulder-to-shoulder packed the night I attended the production. I hope to get an opportunity to attend next year — I’m afraid I’m hooked.

Unfortunately, they do not allow photos during the production, so I tried to take some shots in the lobby afterward. It was really dark, so the above was one of the better ones that came out. The seniors are dressed for their last number: the men wore tuxedos and the women wore white, black, or black and white. It was quite a delight. If you don’t mind fuzzy, here is a shot of our dear mayor, Terence Roberts (who spoke before the show), and here is a shot of my dear mom (holding the flowers) and her buddy.



  1. That quite a good photo, actually. You’ve caught the ambiance of the occasion well. Some of us old people ARE pretty funny – even when we don’t try to be!

    Comment by Jacob — March 10, 2009 @ 1:11 am

  2. Sometimes you capture the moment the best you can and I think this is a nice moment. Your site truly shows life in and around Anderson and I like that. I have lived in the Anderson area all my life and I don’t believe there is a better community around.

    Comment by Susan Isbell — March 10, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

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