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Follies Photos

Photos courtesy of Hod Wilcox.

Anchors aweigh:

Laurie Watkins, ChairWe are so stoked for MBC’s biggest night(s) of the season, The Follies! This year’s theme: “High Tide."

We need YOU on board for the show, MBC has sold out for 80+ years. Don’t let the fun stop now!

Please show your support. Use the links below to submit a Follies program ad or Patron Message!

EVERY MEMBER, 14 and up, is invited to join the cast and crew (12 and up!) for this MBC Rite of Passage. New members take note: this is YOUR CHANCE to meet friends while abiding by the Club tradition of “giving back” to the place you are about to call your “Summer Home."

On stage, backstage, or one of the "Follies Engines”: Program Advertising, Publicity, Silent Auction, Ticket Sales — WE NEED YOU ALL. Our Committee Chairs for each “engine” are waiting to hear from you!

We are thrilled to have professional show director Matt Harrison return to perfect the onstage talent and conduct the pros in the orchestra pit.

Teen and Young Adult Participation in the Follies is a Club tradition we hold dear. So note these dates and work your college applications around them! Adults, with their fan base intact — can’t wait for you join us again! And new adults — show us what you got!

This year’s theme lends itself to all things MBC — sailing, boating, beach and tennis — and the songs that celebrate it, will make this a can’t miss production.

The deets:

Reach out to me, this year’s Follies chair (email only: and COME TO OUR THE "MEET THE DIRECTOR PARTY” on Sunday, July 16 at 4pm in the Ballroom. Auditions will take place at that time.

Please email me even if you’re even remotely interested, and you’ll receive back 2 or 3 "audition songs,” just to familiarize yourself — not memorize — the material.

Come make "The High Seas" the high point of your summer!


Laurie Watkins, Follies Chair, Meig Walz Newcomb, Teen Talent Chair Whit Scudder, Adult Talent Chair

  • Follies Sign-Ups begin: July 10th (at the front desk)
  • Meet the Director- Crew 3p July 16
  • Meet the Director -Matt Harrison- July 16 4p for adults - In the Ballroom Audition
  • Rehearsals begin: July 17 - time TBD Ballroom
  • Follies Ad submission deadline - July 24
  • Performances: August 4 & 5