Active Adults: Performing Artists for Seniors play Truckee
Special to the Sun
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-The residents of the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments were treated to a private show by Performing Artists For Seniors (PAFS), who produced a one hour show in the dining room. Performances included the Truckee High School Drama Club, in full costume, from Beauty And The Beast, along with dancers from the San Ramon Valley Dance Academy.
Rachel Bove, 18, who played Belle, sang and#8220;A Change In Me,and#8221; wearing her beautiful blue dress, custom-made by her mother for the high school performance. Meredith Mattocks, 18, (Mrs. Potts) and Natalie Cutler, 17, (Lumier) and Karlie Mohun, 16 (Babette) delivered animated performances of and#8220;Human Again,and#8221; and the Beauty and The Beast theme song, to which many of the seniors sang along.
Katie Colmery, 16, a part-time Tahoe City resident, brought along Anna Symons, 16 and Millie Hanson, 15. The dancers opened the show with an unusual tap dance routine. They tapped while bouncing and passing basketballs, a routine they rehearsed for six months. The seniors were enthralled and clapped along to the beat of the jazzy number. They also danced a lyrical piece, and a hip hop song.
The PAFS program focuses on interaction between artists and the audience, so seniors get a chance to get to know the young performers. The audience asked questions and shared lots of laughs with the girls throughout the hour-long show.
Volunteers Glennis Jones and Patty Dean, from the Lahontan Community Foundation helped facilitate the show, provided refreshments, and spent time interacting with the smiling audience.
For more information on PAFS, go to http://www.PAFS.org.