Laugh-in comes to the Grand Theatre

Fergus – It’s going to be a “sock-it-to-me” evening  Sept. 4 at the Fergus Grand Theatre when the stage version of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in kicks off the 2008-09 season at Grinder Productions.

Anyone familiar with the old Laugh-in TV show will re­member such memorable char­acters “the Judge,” the “Old Maid,” and the German Soldi­er, who’s “Verrrry inter­est­ing” punctuated many a scene, all of whom have made their way into this, the authorized stage version of the show.

Alongside these characters are plenty of the show’s most treasured gags, including, of course, the famous “joke wall.”

Grinder Productions has as­sembled some of the best in the company to bring the show to life, with each cast member play­ing many different charac­ters.

David Lamble, star of last year’s Ennotville hit, Talley’s Folly, returns to play such characters as The Announcer,  Pietro Rosmenko, and the Judge.  He is joined by his Talley’s Folly co-star Kimber­ley Young, playing Nanette Oomlak, the Interviewer and “Boris’ Girl.”

Newcomer Taylor Delangis takes to the stage as the Poet and the Preacher, while Kaitlyn Walton plays the Cockney Girl.  Julie Kennedy does an unfor­gettable turn as the Old Maid, while Dan and Dick, the show’s hosts, are portrayed by Herbert Chamberlain and Eric Goudie.

The show opens Sept. 4 and runs to Sept. 6, with shows at 8pm nightly, as well as a 2pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are $15 and are avail­able by calling the Fergus Grand Theatre box office at 519-787-1981.

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