Comedy routines set for Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Feb. 9

Pictured (from left Larry Bower and Scott Nedberg.
Pictured (from left Larry Bower and Scott Nedberg. Photos provided.

Routines from the “Golden Age of Comedy” will be recreated onstage at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center Friday, Feb. 9, starring funnymen Larry Bower and Scott Nedberg.

Also performing will be the nine-member musical ensemble Musiclectics, who present a variety of styles including show tunes, oldies, country and gospel.

Proceeds will benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry.

Bower and Nedberg pay tribute to the madcap humor of the Vaudeville era, typified by the classic “Who’s On First” routine made famous by Abbott & Costello.

Bower is co-founder of Bower North Productions as well as being active in area theatrical productions. He is also a veteran of the Fort Wayne area broadcasting scene.

He worked many years at WKJG-TV where his duties included numerous stints as the local emcee for the annual Jerry Lewis MDA telethon.

He is currently news director for WBCL radio.

Nedberg has performed in several of Bower North’s audience-participation mysteries as well as in other community theater productions at venues including Warren’s Pulse Opera House. Nedberg is pastor of Warren United Church of Christ.

Musiclectics formed in 2015 with members hailing from Markle, Warren, Decatur, Craigville, Poneto and Bluffton. Their lineup includes Vickie Kibellus, Damon Smith, Otto Lowe, Kurt Alspaugh, Jan and Clay Smith, Tabitha Schwyn and Chelsea Smith. Carla Alspaugh accompanies the group on piano.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, and a cash bar will also be available.

The Cottage Event Center is located at 9524 U.S.-24N, in Roanoke.

Tickets for the event may be purchased by phone at 483-3508, using PayPal on the venue’s website, cottageeventcenter.com, or at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke.