Monday, January 25, 2010

Serious Fun: An Evening of Comedy and Music to Benefit Haitian Releif

Farmington – George Clooney may not be attending, but the show must go on. In the face of tragedy, sometimes a little laughter is all we need to remind us better days are ahead. With this in mind, a collection of comedians, actors, singers and musicians from the Farmington area come together for Serious Fun, an evening of comedy and music to benefit the Haitian relief efforts, Friday, January 29, at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Blue High School Auditorium.

The all-ages event includes performers from Mt. Blue High School, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the greater western Maine community. With the roster evolving even as this notice goes to press, groups appearing include the Franklin County Fiddlers, the Mt. Blue Voices, the Mt. Blue Theater Company, and the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers improv comedy troupe. Joining the high school-based acts are western Maine improv comics, Teachers Lounge Mafia and UMF’s Lawn Chair Pirates. With such tremendous variety available and the energy moving fast and furious, all should feel welcome to laugh and clap along in the name of a good cause.

Doors to Serious Fun will open at 6:30 p.m. with admission costing only what one feels one can donate to the International Red Cross efforts in Haiti. All proceeds will go directly to the International Red Cross. Questions may be directed to Dan Ryder, Mt Blue High School, 778-3561 or