The Pasadena Senior Center will hold the 5th Annual Pasadena Follies variety show and fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. The show, themed "Pasadena Follies Goes West," takes a humorous look back at Pasadena's colorful history through the eyes of Wild West characters the likes of Doc Holliday, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, western actor Walter Brennan and Pasadena's architectural icons the Greene Brothers. The Pasadena Follies Goes West represents more than just a fun evening of frolicking on stage; proceeds from the Pasadena Follies will directly benefit the Center's 140 programs and services and enable the Center to continue serving seniors in the community.
The cast of Follies Goes West will act, dance and sing in the hilarious spoof of Pasadena's goings-on during the hour-long stage show, preceded by wine, dinner hors d'oeuvres and dessert. The all-volunteer cast reads like a Pasadena "Who's Who," including Mayor Bill Bogaard as Wild Bill Bogaard. Other notable cast members include Pasadena City Attorney Michele Bagneris, Lightbringer Project's Tom Coston, Pasadena Public Affairs Director Ann Erdman, former Screen Actors Guild President Barry Gordon, LaSalle High School Headmaster Richard Gray, City Council Member Chris Holden, Pasadena Star News Editor Larry Wilson and more.