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A visual extravaganza: Un-Fashion Show & Variety Show

posted Sep 16, 2016, 5:07 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 5:13 PM ]
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All PSAR members are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of fashion, food and unforgettable entertainment at the PSAR Un-Fashion and Variety Show, Thursday, Sept. 22 at Town & Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, in Mission Valley. Proceeds will benefit the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
 
You won’t want to miss this amazing evening of music, laughter and fabulous costumes. It's a gorgeous, gasp-inducing spectacle. The show is a jaw-dropping, creative extravaganza featuring entertaining song and dance routines and hilarious comedy skits performed by PSAR members. As a visual tapestry, there is simply nothing else like it. You won’t have a choice but to love everything about this energetic and happy show. 
 
You will be impressed with the over-the-top efforts by your fellow PSAR members. Since July, the cast of more than 40 PSAR members have been rehearsing three-or-four evenings per week for two-to-three hours each rehearsal.
 
“National Lampoon’s Vacation, the United State Tour” is this year’s theme. The musical numbers will highlight nine vacation destinations, each with its own unique blend of music and dancing. You’ll find yourself swinging and swaying when the music features such destinations as New Orleans (Mardi Gras), Detroit (Motown), Texas (county western), Kentucky (hillbillies) and Las Vegas (hey, it’s Elvis), along with salsa, tap and boogie-woogie dancing. The staging of all the numbers is a marvel, a theatrical achievement highlighting beauty, brains and ingenuity. It’s amazingly creative.
 

Between the musical numbers will be shorter “commercials,” which are sponsored by PSAR supporters. However, these so-called “commercials” will not be your typical sales pitches. Instead, they will be creative and entertaining. Commercial sponsors include Oak Tree Escrows, Inc., cutlery and kitchen knives company Cutco and Inspection Connection.
 
Now in its fifth year, the popularity of PSAR’s Un-Fashion and Variety Show has grown far and wide. “We’re talked about at statewide C.A.R. meetings,” said Carey Guthrie, director and producer of the show (Carey served as 2015 PSAR president). “It’s so much fun and rewarding. The event is a great place to make new friends. I’m so grateful when our members say, `Sure, I’ll make a fool of myself for you, Carey, I’ll do it for you.’”
 
Carey said the countless rehearsals have consisted of watching YouTube videos of dance scenes and then mimicking the moves. “We are our own, self-taught choreographers. I’m so proud of our cast members who are so dedicated and committed.”
 
Attendance is again expected to reach more than 300 people. The show is a fundraiser for the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $65 per person, or $600 for a table of 10 seats. To RSVP visit www.psar.org/unfashion. Don’t miss it.