Pizzazz Players have no shortage of variety |

Pizzazz Players have no shortage of variety

JOHN GARDNERGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE The Pizzazz Players left their heart on the floor on Wednesday night at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church. The performing arts group of 31 kids ranging in age from 11 to 19 held the fifth annual Pizzazz Players Variety Show.This year was the biggest and the best, said Lynn Churchill, who started the program about six years ago.”Last night’s (Tuesday) show was pretty good,” she said. “We had about 45 people show up, and that’s a pretty good turnout.”The program for the show reads that the emphasis is on “Variety,” and that’s the truth.The sort of dinner theater started with a choice of dinner for the crowd. Show-goers participated in an auction of sorts that gave them the choice of where and whom to eat with.”Each room has a different theme with all the kids serving,” Lynn said.Themes included an Old West Saloon, a Day Spa, a ’50s diner, a picnic lunch for the kids and even one romantic dinner for two lucky guests who were willing to shell out some added cash.”We usually do a variety show,” Lynn said. “It’s a way for us to raise a little more money for the program.”Money well spent. If you enjoy nothing but fun.The kids all played a role during the dinner, specific to the room’s theme. Each room’s group was made to participate in a part of the show to take place after dinner. And the best performance was chosen by the couple who had the romantic dinner.The group of talented kids performed a plethora of skits, dance numbers and songs, and got the crowd involved throughout the two hour show. Including a darn-funny poetry reading from the patrons of the Old West Saloon.”We like to share our fun with people,” Lynn said. “It’s about supporting our kids and their passion.”Positive good-hearted fun with only one downside. This entertaining show only happens one time each year.Contact John Gardner: 384-9114jgardner@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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