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This month, I’ve got some of my favorite acts on the show. The Judy Chops have been around Staunton for a few years. They are young, talented, hip and and true show dogs. The last time they were on the show, folks of all age groups became groupies.  They play everything from tunes from “The Jungle Book” to Retro Hip Hop.

Also on the show is my old buddy “That would be” Buddy Thomas. I’ve asked Buddy to do a “Sad Original” and a “Funny Original”…. Buddy is a great songwriter and talent. He’s also going to do a tribute to “Someone”… I’ll find out when I get there.

I usually feature a dancer on the show. I’ve have tap dancers, cloggers, modern dancers. This month I’m having Arrow Kilbourn on the show. Arrow is a “Hooper”… Yes, a Hula Hooper. I run sound for Jazz in the Park in Staunton every summer and I’d always see “the hula hoop girl” hooping to the bands.  I finally found the Hula Hoop Girl, and she’s going to be on the show doing some single and double hooping. She said she could do Fire Hooping but I told her the Gateway didn’t have enough liability insurance.

Bill Martin is back as co-host. He missed missed the last show because he was busy acting in a Shenanarts production of “A Few Good Men”.  Bill played the Jack Nicholson role in the show. I’m thinking I’ll give a few audience members a chance to look at Bill and say “Colonel Jessup….did you order the code red?”   and I’ll let Bill respond with “You can’t handle the truth.”

There’s a segment on the show called “You can sound like a cat”.  We’ve got some really good cat impressions over the last six months. This month the segment takes on a seasonal theme and will be called “You can sound like your Favorite Thanksgiving Bird.  I’m guessing there will be lots of Turkey and Chicken Calls.

It should be a fun show as always. Show starts at 7:30 and runs until around 9:15.  There is an intermission. Food and Beverages are at the concession stand.

$9.99 is the entrance fee.  Hope to see you there.

Richard Adams is the host of “The Richard Adams Variety Show” at the Gateway Theatre.



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