2013 Front Page Follies
This year’s Front Page Follies show – Saturday, July 13 – should be especially well-rounded. Not only is there plenty of news to spoof, but for a little change of venue, the show itself will be in the University of Tennessee’s Carousel Theatre.
It’s an appropriate location, since Follies’ 2013 honoree is longtime University of Tennessee journalism professor Bonnie “Blue Pen” Hufford.
Hufford – who teaches editing, writing, graphics and international communications – has edited and written for the Associated Press, Whittle Communications, WKYC-TV and several daily newspapers and advertising/public relations agency. She’s known for advising and problem-solving help with high-school publications, has twice been selected UT College of Communication and Information’s Outstanding Faculty Member, and has won the SPJ President’s Award for public service twice.
Cast members will be poking fun at the usual assortment of politicians and newsmakers, as well as events like UT’s Sex Week and the trials of a certain well-known local company.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The cast takes the stage at 7:30.
Tickets are $75 each, with a college student rate of $35. A limited amount of “premium” theater-front seating is available in blocks for $100 per ticket. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
The event funds journalism scholarships at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College.