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2003

Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me, as it was appropriately called, was our first benefit and ran for two performances with singing and dancing to the music of George Gershwin. We proudly made our first donation of $7,500 to the Parkinson Alliance. Our debut was a great success and we decided to make the production an annual event.

2004

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By ran for four performances and showcased songs and dances from 1900 to 2000. October became our benefit month, and the Follies organized their first Follies Committee under the leadership of Bernie Kautz. Randal Sumabat joined as costume designer for the nine Follies dancers and designed their first Follies Feather Girl gowns, reminiscent of the extravagant and beautiful creations of the Ziegfield Follies. Our donation to the Parkinson Alliance was $20,000.
2005

Let's Misbehave

Let’s Misbehave showcased the music and lyrics of Cole Porter. It told the story of Wild Cat Kelly traveling from the Old West to put on a show in New York City, with singing and dancing along the way. Our third annual benefit netted $15,000 for Parkinson’s research.

2006

On Broadway

On Broadway had classical and contemporary singing and dancing to some of the world’s most beloved Broadway musicals. Marybeth Costanzo joined us as assistant choreographer. Our annual donation was $27,500.

2007

I've Got Rhythm

I’ve Got Rhythm was a tribute to the music of the 1930s and 1940s, which some consider the greatest generation. For our fifth Follies benefit year, we donated $28,000 to help millions of people suffering with Parkinson’s Disease.

2008

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations featured music, song and dance from the 1950s and 1960s, the last innocent generation. At age 86, Emily McGinn, the inspiration for the Follies, hung up her feathers and tap shoes to enjoy the show from the audience. She will always be our star. We donated $30,000 for research.

2009

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air told of the ups and downs of love in many forms. For the first time we had live music. There were 25 Follies dancers, 18 singers, 22 children and 20 guest dancers. Six Follies in their 80s, calling themselves “The 80s Ladies” danced to "Stuff Like that There". We proudly donated $31,000.

2010

Follies World Tour

Follies World Tour had lively, fun, show-stopping music, dance and costumes from around the world. Randal designed 22 costume pieces for each dancer. The Follies helped make them and still found time to dance beautifully. They held their second annual Sidewalk Sale to pay for their costumes. Our donation was $28,000.

2011

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful marked the first year we ran for six performances with a cast of 110 performers, highlighting the many faces of the United States in all its glory. Military members were front-row guests. Sadly, producer and friend, Bernie Kautz, passed away. We carried on and donated $30,000 to Parkinson’s research.

2012

That's Entertainment

That’s Entertainment marked a decade of performances and a continuing commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. It included music familiar to audience members of all ages, drawn principally from movie musicals and the Broadway stage. The donation to the Parkinson Alliance was $34,000 … a record-breaking year!

2013

Heroes, Villains & Other Fairy Tales

Heroes, Villains & Other Fairy Tales was a fun-filled adventure for performers and audiences alike. Our program cover featured two Follies dancers and our first-ever male with Dave Anderson as our Hero. We donated $22,500 to Parkinson’s research.

2014

A Girl For All Seasons

A Girl For All Seasons was our 12th annual benefit for Parkinson’s research. The revue celebrated women in all stages, aspects and seasons of their lives. The Central Coast Follies was selected as the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation. The grant aided the fundraising efforts of the Follies’ 2014 benefit, A Girl For All Seasons. Our donation to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease was $20,000.

2015

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin’, a musical love note to our beautiful state, featured talented performers, joined for the first time by local celebrity emcees. Audiences and performers had a wonderful time while raising money for Parkinson’s research: a win-win! We donated $30,000.

2016

What's In A Name?

What's In A Name? conjured up old memories and created new ones as the Follies dancers - joined by a talented cast of singers, kids, guest artists and celebrity emcees - celebrated such memorable tunes as Mr. Bojangles, Maria, Roxie and more. Our donation for Parkinson’s research was $33,000!

Total

To date, the Central Coast Follies has donated $356,500 to the Parkinson Alliance in an effort to fund promising research into better modalities for treating Parkinson’s Disease as well as searching for a cure.


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