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

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