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Sue Pemberton and Jim Schuetz rehearse Monty Python’s classic sketch “The Lumberjack Song” in preparation for the upcoming ACT Follies. (Courtesy Photo)

Some of Artesia’s most talented residents will put their singing and acting skills on display this weekend as the Artesia Community Theatre presents “ACT Follies.”

Facilitators Sandy Schuetz and Betty Skinner have compiled an evening of entertainment – not to mention a selection of tasty treats – that is sure to delight audiences.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1006 W. Bullock Ave.

Attendees will be able to place their dessert orders prior to the first half of the show, which will include an opening number of “There’s No Business Like Show Business” by the full cast, followed by “Carry On” performed by Becky Terpening.

A comedic interlude will follow, courtesy of Jim Schuetz, Nate Banks, Donald Dutchover and Sue Pemberton performing Monty Python’s classic “The Lumberjack Song.” Rebekah West-Baggerly, Chase Smith and Kandese Green will follow, singing “The Climb,” Sarah Bareilles’ “Gravity,” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” respectively.

Becky Terpening sets up drinks for a friendly get-together during a rehearsal of “The Local Soap.” (Courtesy Photo)

Jim and Sandy Schuetz will act in “Waiting for Gal Gadot” by DM Larson, Kandese Green and Lindell Smith will sing “The Drunken Sailor,” Joel and Tayler Gothard “Hit the Road, Jack,” and Tish Hall “Evergreen” before Skinner, Pemberton and Dutchover take the program into intermission with the skit “Lunch with Eddie.”

During the break, audience members’ choice of Carmelitas, brownies, or gluten-free pecan bars from Sweet Confections by K&M – with a la mode options – will be served, along with punch.

Joel and Tayler Gothard will open the second half of the show with “House of the Rising Sun,” followed by Banks singing “Chicago” and West-Baggerly “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and Green and Terpening will team up for the skit “The Local Soap.”

Four more songs – John Mayer’s “Gravity” by Chase Smith and Joel and Tayler Gothard, “Macarena” by Banks, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Dutchover, and “When We Were Young” by Chase Smith – will lead into the final skit, “What the Terrible Psychic Said” by Green and Lindell Smith, and the cast will close with “God Bless America.”

Joel Gothard on sax and Chase Smith on keyboards accompany as Tayler Gothard rehearses “Gravity.” (Courtesy Photo)

Sandy Schuetz says that with an array of beautiful voices and seasoned acting veterans, the show will be well worth the $15 ticket, and Artesians are encouraged to purchase early, as space will be limited.

To reserve tickets, contact Reginia at 748-3444 and leave a message.