Donate now at http://igg.me/at/fiveminutefollies and support our 2014 Season of awesome family friendly shows featuring singing, dancing, magic, juggling, clowning, comedy, and more! Help us reach our fundraising goal so we can keep bringing you the Best in Family Friendly Variety Entertainment all year long.
Remember those cool TV Variety Shows of the 50s, 60s and 70s?
We do! And we love them! From Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town to Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour to The Carol Burnett Show to The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show and beyond, these programs were the last remnant of Vaudeville in America. Each week they brought fun FAMILY FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT to viewers everywhere.
The Five Minute Follies recreates those shows!
Using the classic TV Variety Show format, we present a wide array of acts, all performing in 5-minute slots. If you don’t like what’s onstage at the moment, don’t worry, something else will be along in a few minutes.
We also present Swingin’ the Standards!
We also regularly present the Great American Songbook tribute SWINGIN’ THE STANDARDS, featuring some of the finest singers in the area performing the greatest songs of all time. If you love artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Ella Fitzgerald, you will love this show.
Tap Dancers, Jazz Singers, Contortionists, Magicians, Banjo Players, Jugglers and More!
Since our shows began in 2010, we have hosted nearly every kind of act imaginable, including:
Tap Dancers, Comics, Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers, Hoop Dancers, Contortionists, Mentalists, Belly Dancers, Storytellers, Jazz Musicians, Plate Spinners, Improv and Sketch Groups, Banjo Players, Poets, Folk Musicians, Poi Spinners, Rock Musicians, Pirates, Acrobats, Doo Wop Singers, and some acts beyond description. Who knows what’s next?
Fun for Parents, Kids, Grandparents
We pride ourselves on putting together shows that are FUN FOR ALL AGES and our typical crowd is a mix of parents, kids, and even some grandparents.
Support the Five Minute Follies 2013-2014 Season
As of late 2012 we finally found a PERMANENT HOME for the Follies, the Adrienne Theatre in Philadelphia. Help us continue to present good old fashioned variety entertainment at our new home on a regular basis. Your donations will go to:
- Theater Rental
- Tech Staff
- Tech Equipment
- Program, Poster and Promo Material Printing
- Paying our Awesome Performers
- And all the little things that go into putting on great family-friendly shows.
Get Nifty Thank You Perks!
- A Facebook and Twitter Shout Out
- A Thank You in the Curtain Speech at a Show
- A Chance to Emcee at a Show
- Free Admission to a Show or Season Tickets
Even if You Can’t Donate, You Can Still Help:
- USE THE SHARE TOOLS at http://igg.me/at/fiveminutefollies (on that page just below the video) to spread the word about our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and everywhere possible.
- Ask your friends and family to make a donation.
- Post about our shows on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. Help us get the word out and sell tickets!
- If you live in the Philadelphia area, come see a show!
Tell the World About the Follies!
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