Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the return of “The Follies” to center stage at the Capitol Theatre on March 2, 2013.  The Follies is a Broadway style show and fundraiser designed to showcase local community and hospital talent. The funds raised from the 2013 Follies will benefit Memorial’s campaign for healthier children in the Yakima Valley.

“Our greatest asset in the Yakima Valley is our children,” said Rick Linneweh, Memorial Hospital CEO.  “The Follies is a community tradition dating back decades, and Memorial is excited to continue the tradition for new generations to enjoy.  We are extremely proud to have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local healthcare programs and services.”

Renowned director Jaime Donegan returns to Yakima to produce/direct his seventh consecutive show for The Follies.  Jaime Donegan Production has a national reputation for working with charity organizations and has raised more than $18 million in 38 states.

Auditions will be held in early February, followed by three weeks of rehearsals leading up to the big show.  On March 2, there will be two performances – an afternoon and evening show.  To learn more about how to get involved, purchase tickets or for updates and announcements, call 509-249-5268, or follow The Memorial Follies on Facebook.