‘Chicago’ comes to Burbank

Molly Shore

Dancers performing in the Joslyn Adult Center’s upcoming Senior

Superstar Showcase, “The Roaring ‘20s,” are right in step with the

recent hit film, “Chicago.”


Choreographer Kendall Capps will lead 13 female dancers in the tap

dance troupe Ginger Snaps in a musical number from the movie.

“They do this fantastic tap routine that will knock peoples’ socks

off,” Artistic Director Marie Burnett said.


Burnett, who has been the show’s director since its inception

three years ago, said the show will run 90 minutes and feature 13 new


“Our new sound engineer, Karen Ellenwood, is going to sing some

beautiful songs from the ‘20s,” Burnett said.

Other acts Burnett mentioned include English music hall

entertainer Frank Collins singing “Me and My Girl” and Herb Coleman

singing “You Made Me Love You,” in the style of the late Al Jolson.


Burnett and her co-host Byron Crossley, will also sing “Someone to

Watch Over Me” and “It Had to Be You.”

“We don’t do much rehearsing. It’s a rather informal show,

although it turns out real well,” Crossley said. “We do it for the

fun of it, and to give other talented seniors an outlet to show off

their stuff.”

The show is a fund-raiser for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

Audience members are asked to bring a jar of peanut butter or a can


of tuna, or give a $2 donation.

“The peanut butter and the tuna are just a godsend because they

are mostly used by families ... for children’s lunches,” Burbank

Temporary Aid Center Executive Director Pat Smola said. “Usually, we

end up with 250 to 300 items.”