Stories tagged with: Zaney Follies

August 19, 2013 - 5:00pm
34 weeks 2 days ago


A brand new organization is taking over a variety show that Genesis Healthcare founded 25 years ago.

The Follies Family is the new home of the Zaney Follies variety show. The show raises money for Genesis Hospice and is performed every year by local talent.

"Hospice is near and dear to all of the participants that have been in the Zaney Follies. They have either been touched by Hospice personally or a family member or a friend or someone they loved, so this performance...

August 6, 2013 - 4:34pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

The Zaney Follies show is being handed off from Genesis HealthCare to another group. Public Relations Manager Holly Voltz says after 25 years of successful shows Genesis will no longer produce the show which benefited Genesis Hospice Care. But, funds will continued to be raised for Hospice thanks to a nonprofit group headed up by 25-year Follies veteran volunteer Jon Kullman. The group’s production will be titled “The Show Must Go On” and will be held on March 21st and 22nd...

March 24, 2013 - 7:44pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The "Are We There Yet?" performance was a variety show of past performances by the Zaney Follies, where they travel through time to get back to the first show.

 "We've got brand new people this year and then there's people that have been doing it for quite a few years. One thing during the auditions in January, because we've been putting this together since January, they all have been touched by hospice in some form, that's why they're here today," said Rebecca...

March 19, 2013 - 5:17pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

This weekend, the Zaney Follies will have their annual spring variety show.

All of the proceeds from the Follies show will go to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care. The two show times are on Saturday at 7:30 and a matinee on Sunday at 230, which is a different schedule than previous years.

Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Rebecca Jenei, "Friday night this year though, we are doing a gala, at the Eagle Sticks at 7:30, and you can buy tickets for that. And there we...

January 11, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

It's audition time for the Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care Zaney Follies spring show.

The community is invited audition for "Are We There Yet?" auditions will be held next week, January 15th, 16th and 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Genesis Healthplex on Maple Avenue.

"We're going to have singers and dancers and characters come out and show us what they've got and then we get to decide how we can fit them into our show," said Genesis Volunteer Consultant,...

March 23, 2012 - 8:58pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

Hundreds of people packed Secrest Auditorium for opening night of the 24th annual Zaney Follies.

This year, the Zaney Follies presents "We're Crossing Z-Bridge," featuring several acts full of singing and dancing.

Support specialist from Genesis Healthcare Lori Junk said the show takes a satirical look at Zanesville's conic Y-Bridge.

"The directors and writers thought of this because of our Y-Bridge that we have here and the major storyline is how can we...

March 25, 2011 - 9:14pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

Friday night kicked off the 23rd annual Zaney Follies show at Secrest Auditorium.

Director John Kunkel says more than 100 volunteers from all over southeast Ohio have been hard at work since January to prepare for "Zaney Radio...WZNY...On the air", which benefits Genesis Hospice.

"They take vacation to come in here and build sets, help us with production, whatever it needs, they take a week's vacation to come in to do it," said Kunkel.

Kunkel says the...

March 21, 2011 - 8:29pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

The Zaney Follies are preparing for this year's show themed " Zaney Radio... WZNY... on the air".

Performers have been practicing for 5 weeks and now it is down to the wire. Director John Kunkel says it'll be a great time for viewers and proceeds go towards a good cause.

"It is all about hospice and coming in and having a great time and you know when you break it down to what is basic entertainment it is whatever time frame the show is it is to take your mind off...

March 20, 2010 - 9:09pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Getting married is a special day that focuses on the bride and the groom, but it's also a day when two families merge as one.

"My Big Tacky Zaney Wedding" is showing just how wild 'n' crazy this day can be, especially when the bride and groom's families are complete opposites.

This show marks the 22nd annual production put on by the Zaney Follies. It's a two-night event that has been held at Secrest Auditorium. Proceeds from the event benefit Genesis Hospice and...

March 19, 2010 - 8:53pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Friday night was the premiere of the Zaney Follies production of "My Big Tacky Zaney Wedding."

It was the 22nd annual Zaney Follies production. The event is the single biggest fundraiser for Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care.

In "My Big Tacky Zaney Wedding" audience members are invited guests to a wedding of a down home country girl and a well-to-do city slicker. The production shows the differences between the two families cultures and the hilarity...

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