A crowd of about 240 residents and guests attended the Flamingo Club variety show on March 12 at the Palm Cay community clubhouse.

The show consisted of singing, dancing and comedy skits with classic songs from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. It was originally scheduled for 2020, but was delayed two years because of the pandemic.

The show produced smiles, laughter and singing from an exuberant audience.

One resident’s comment reflected the mood of the audience, “We really needed something like this.”

The show’s theme, “A Musical Journey Thru Time,” used an elaborately made time machine that provided an onstage entryway for each performer.

The show’s emcee, Don Frame, provided some background for each song. His witty, extemporaneous banter moved the show along smoothly and held the audience’s attention.

In addition, Don sang renditions of “Sweet Caroline” and “Pretty Woman.” His performances would have solicited approval from the original artists.

Several performers lip-synced to some classic melodies, each performed with style and emoting the sprite of the song.

There were notable performances from Betty Boyle (“Sentimental Journey”), Judy Quinlan (“Rolling in the Deep”) and Clem Kutz (“Green Green Grass of Home”), and Judy and Clem also performed a duet performance of “Unforgettable.”

Everyone enjoyed the singing and physical comedy of Karen Tieman performing “Johnny Be Good” and “City of New Orleans.” Dee Goff played her ukulele and sang “You are My Sunshine” and Ray Brocato sang Cora Frontin’s “I Have But One Heart” in both English and Italian.

Several dance numbers (line and zumba) rounded out the show.

All performers showed skill and exuberance as they high stepped to lively songs such as “Bugle Boy of Company B,” “New York, New York” and “The Irish Rainbow.”

Dancers included Sue Gardner, Joan Milby, Sally Ragon, Ann Foley, Nancy Appleby, Joyce Edgerton, Susan Durham and Kandy Knight.

Joan Milby, the show coordinator, wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to all the cast members, stagehands, ticket sellers and dessert bakers for their help and assistance.

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