April 14, 2008
Preparations for the University of Maine at Fort Kent “The Scott & Chuck Show,” planned for Friday, April 25, are well underway with a complete line-up of talented performers scheduled to participate.
The talk-show, much like the old Johnny Carson show, will be held in the Fox Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The show is a new twist on the campus community “Talent Revue,” which brought together some of the region's most gifted performers for an evening of competition.
Co-hosts for the evening's event are UMFK Director of Student Affairs, Scott Voisine, and UMFK Professor of Oral Communications and Performing Arts, Charles E. Closser.
“Last year’s show was a real hoot! Audience members told me they laughed from beginning to end. This show promises to be a lot of fun. Audiences should be prepared to go home with their bellies aching from all the laughter. It’s always a pleasure for Chuck and I to host any event that provides a venue for showcasing our local talent,” said Voisine.
Talk show fans will see the familiar host desk, the interview couch and a performance area. After each performance, the performers will be interviewed by Voisine and Closser. In addition to performers, there also will be a wacky fashion segment that will involve audience members. The segment promises to be hilarious and off-the-wall. Voisine and Closser are famous for that.
This year’s performers will include musical acts from students and community members alike. Audience members will enjoy acoustic guitar and vocal performances, a rap performance by a student who has written lyrics for Mary J. Blige, and much more. The show will open with a spoof of the Scott and Chuck show performed by two of UMFK’s funniest students.
The audience also will have the opportunity to win prizes and be a part of the show. The show contains some mature content, so it may not be suitable for children.
Admission for the general public is $8 and free for UMFK students with an ID. Proceeds will benefit UMFK Performing Arts.