Seniors' show to raise money for Honor Flight
Performers from the Westerville Senior Center will take their audience Around the World in 80 Minutes as part of their second annual show.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23-24, at the Columbus Colony Theater, 1055 Colony Drive, off Sunbury Road in east Westerville.
The tickets -- $10 for adults or $5 for children 10 and younger -- will benefit Westerville's community-sponsored Honor Flight.
The show, penned by Westerville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Phyllis Self, is based on childhood memories of watching family members' lengthy slide shows from their worldly travels, said Laura Emler, volunteer spokeswoman for the show.
The show features more than 50 senior singers, actors and dancers, and will be set in cities around the world. It will include the music of ABBA, Elvis and the Blues Brothers.
Last year's show was a first for the senior center. That show, Thanks for the Memories, was named best senior program in 2011 by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, and raised $3,000.
With matching funds from the Westerville Senior Association, $6,000 was donated to Honor Flight Columbus' Westerville-sponsored flight to help send 30 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.
Tickets to the show can be purchased in advance at the Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., or at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. They also will be available at the door.