The Versatiles have a whole lot in store this Christmas

Golden aged variety performers have a busy holiday season ahead; including a Dec. 1 fundraiser at the Cloverdale Legion.

Members of Susie Francis and the Versatiles pose for a Christmassy photo during a recent rehearsal at the Cloverdale Legion. The troup presents ‘It’s Beginning to Look Like

The Versatiles, Cloverdale’s golden-aged variety performers, are getting their tap-shoes and bow ties ready for a busy Christmas season.

The group has eight shows and counting in the next two months, including a major fundraiser planned for Dec. 1 at the Cloverdale Legion.

‘It’s Beginning To Look Like’ is a seasonal variety show of songs, laughter, and music of a bygone era.

The troupe is raising money to purchase a new sound system for performances.

Tickets are $10 and available in advance at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Avenue.

Other performances include a Dec. 12 show at the Langley Legion, plus two shows at elementary schools in Langley.

The Versatiles performed at one local elementary school last Christmas season, and the students responded with enthusiasm for the old-time songs and comedic stylings.

“We’re doing two this year, it’s really nice,” says Susie (Francis) Hall, musical director and founder. “We love doing things with the kids.”

The group rehearses at the Cloverdale Legion every Monday at noon. New members are welcome – whether they’re looking to sing, dance and perform, or would prefer working behind the scenes as crew.

The Versatiles recently acquired a new sound man, for instance, says Hall.

There are currently 24-plus members, with ages ranging from 55 to a fellow in his 90s.

“We’re always looking for people to work, backstage, or front,” Francis says.

Experience isn’t necessary, but a love of life is.

For more information, call 604-613-3116.

 

See also: A History-Making Performance

Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rugby practices to return to Lower Mainland fields this fall

B.C. Rugby announced its return to play plan July 7

‘Did anything good come out of my son’s overdose death?’ – South Surrey mom

Maggie Plett says action still needed on recovery homes

Drive-in movies coming to Cloverdale

Dolittle, Trolls World Tour playing one night each at rodeo grounds

Rooftop hatchlings ‘a nice addition’ to White Rock RCMP operations

Pair of seagull chicks hatched in ‘fenced playground’ on July 2

‘Justice for Mona’ rally planned for Surrey

Security camera footage shows Mona Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check at UBCO

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Police nab three impaired drivers in one night in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP served 80 impaired driving infractions in June

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Most Read