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Aerialists fly in 'Follies'

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Aerialists fly in 'Follies'
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Aerialists Rachel Butler (above) and Gemma Kirby are featured in "Frostbite Follies, an eclectic new vaudeville show featuring guitarist/fiddler/singer Pop Wagner and ragtime pianist Butch Thompson which will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Wagner and Thompson frequently appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" during the formative years of the show.

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"Follies" will include vintage American music by Wagner, jazz and ragtime piano selections by Thompson, aerialists Rachel Butler and Gemma Kirby, foot-juggling by Chimgee Haltarhuu, comedic chanteuse Greta Grosch, singing ventriloquist Christa Krussow, and Wagner doing rope tricks in French and spinning a 60-foot lariat atop an 8-foot stilt horse.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students of all ages. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or online at The Phipps.

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