The Junior Guilders of the Lucille Ball Little Theater have teamed up with Applebee's to serve a $5 pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Four of the five dollars go directly to support Junior Guilder programs.
''It's going to be a great event,'' said Joy Hurst, Guilder mom. ''Parents and Guilders will work together to take tickets and serve as hostesses, waitresses and table cleaners while Applebee's fixes their delicious pancakes.''
The public is invited to attend the event. Pre-tickets can be obtained from any Guilder parent and tickets will be available at the door Saturday morning.
The Junior Guilders will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s.
Helen Merrill, director, founded the Guilders along with Lucille Miller, musical director, in 1983.
''The Junior Guilders have won great acclaim throughout the United States,'' Merrill said. ''Consisting of area young people ages 7 to 16, the Junior Guilders is a singing, dancing and theatrical group.''
''We have performed for local churches, services clubs, state conventions, Walt Disney World, Opryland Park U.S.A, as backup chorus for the late Sheri Lewis and Lamb Chop in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, at Chautauqua Institution and with ABBA three times as well as at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in Branson, Mo., where the kids received a standing ovation at the Mel Tillis Theatre.'' She continues, ''We have also been featured in Washington as performers for a Congressional dinner honoring Congressman Houghton.''
The company's ever-changing program, complete with appropriate costuming, reaches approximately 45 different audiences a year. Their extensive repertoire allows customized programming for any audience of all ages.
In addition to the Applebee's pancake breakfast, the Guilders will perform at Fantasy Island, Sunday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m.; the Chautauqua County Fair Friday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.; and the Chautauqua Amphitheater stage Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
There is still time to participate in ''ACT'' Camp: A Children's Theatre held at the Lucille Ball Little Theater. Directed by Helen Merrill, it is open to school-age youth and runs through July 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During ACT Camp, children learn creative writing, light design, singing, set construction, directing, sound effects and teen theatre. Future Guilders will be chosen from Act Camp participants.
For more information about ACT Camp, open auditions or to request a performance, contact Helen Merrill at 665-5750. For more information on the Applebee's pancake breakfast, contact Joy Hurst at 483-1170.