Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer presents annual â€œPfolliesâ€ comedy show Feb. 25-26
- Published on Friday, February 11, 2011 ( 12:03 pm )
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 â€“ The highly-anticipated annual vaudeville-style comedy show â€œPfeiffer Pfolliesâ€ will return to Pfeiffer University Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26. Showtime is 7 p.m. in the Campus Theatre, located on the third floor of the Administration Building. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to benefit a local charity.
Annually, the show has focused on a specific theme. Over the years, Pfeiffer Pfollies performances and skits have included â€œSurvivor: The Misenheimer Edition,â€ â€œCurse of the Blackberry Pearl,â€ and other spoofs of television shows and movies. Pfollies audiences have ranged from ages 7 to 70, but the hilarity is not specific to any generation.
This year's show takes performers and audiences back to the early 90s. The audience will be treated to a â€˜blast from the past,' including such television shows as PokÃ©mon, Power Rangers, Sesame Street, and other popular 90s sitcoms. Some acts will bring back the boy â€“ and girl â€“ bands that were widely popular during that era.
Celebrating its 11th year, the Pfollies was the brainchild of Pfeiffer alumnus Daniel Dickens. It is an improvisation comedy show that is utilized as a fundraiser for local charities and proceeds have been donated to various local organizations including the Nazareth Children's Home and the Community Table of Stanly Community Christian Ministries. Dr. David Palmer, professor of music, has managed the â€˜shenanigans' since its inception, providing comedic inspiration by way of skit ideas and music.