Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS) was founded in 2010 by Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk. What began as a one time performance has evolved into a professional theatrical troupe. In the fall of 2010, Anita convinced Kasia to run a half-marathon with her in sin city, Las Vegas. The run was partnered with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and each runner had to raiser over $3,000. After meeting several talented performers in Centerstage's performance of Cabaret that summer, these ladies decided to put on a variety show to raise the necessary funds. It was a smash hit and they raised over $3,000 at the show for the CCFA.
The following year they decided to do another show, A Charitable Cabaret, and then another, The Holiday Spectacular, and now 14 shows later, they produce at least 3 full scale production a year with small showcases in between. Production range from original stories inspired by classic tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and A Christmas Carol as well as smaller variety shows and cabaret shows that feature local talents. The company also recently received its non-profit status and is officially a 501(c)3 organization!
Our mission is to educate young performers that want to be professional artists in addition to donating the proceeds of each production to a local non-profit organization or our Performing Arts Scholarship fund. What this means, is that once we have covered the expenses of each theatrical production, we can then donate the profit to a community organization or our scholarship fund. We also take pride in providing a platform for professional performers to showcase their talents.
What We've Achieved
OFVS has produced 14 productions since its inception:
- Our Fabulous Team Challenge Benefit, October 2010, Southampton Cultural Center (SCC)
- A Charitable Cabaret, May 2011, SCC
- The Holiday Spectacular! December 2011, The Bridgehampton Community House
- Legends, June 2012, 230 Elm
- The Holiday Spectacular! Spectacular! December 2012, Guild Hall
- An Eclectic Cabaret, June 2013, Guild Hall
- Godspell, the Musical, July 2013, The First Presbyterian Church of Southampton
- The Holiday Spectacular! Spectacular! Spectacular! December 2013, Guild Hall
- Flashbacks, July 2014, SCC
- A Spectacular Christmas Carol, December 2014, Guild Hall
- Our Adventures in Wonderland, September 2015, Guild Hall
- A Spectacular Christmas Carol, December 2015, Guild Hall
- Tap: An Evening of Rhythm, April 2016, Avram Theater at Southampton College & SCC
- Neverlanded, September 2016, Guild Hall
- The New Christmas Carol, December 2016, Guild Hall
- How Scrooge Stole Christmas, December 2016, Guild Hall