The Heritage Farm in Kewaunee was packed Friday and Saturday nights for Kewaunee Young People’s Theater’s Hooray for Hollywood. Saturday, almost 460 people attended for dinner and an evening of skits put on by a cast and crew of about 40 people.
Hooray for Hollywood cast members gather for a photo after their final skit Saturday night at the Heritage Farm in Kewaunee. All of the proceeds from the event are being donated to organizations and causes in Kewaunee County.
Diane Jirtle, who has been participating in the show since 1978, says they couldn’t have done it without the volunteers.
The cast performed 20 skits, making fun of surrounding towns, promoting Kewaunee’s best features and just making the crowd laugh.
"Sparky" Sinkula, left, and Laura Wotachek act out the life of a snowman in "It's Been Nice Snowing Ya'" Saturday night during Hooray for Hollywood in Kewaunee. In another skit, Sinkula serenaded the crowd with a song he'd written about the snow melting.
Both shows were sold out this year weeks before the production. In order to avoid that next year, four-year Hooray for Hollywood participant Lori Kleiman says the cast decided to add a Sunday afternoon performance to their schedule.
Next year’s Hooray for Hollywood is scheduled for February 21-23.