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Tribute to Red Skelton brings antics, laughs to Sondheim

Jan 24, 2014

“Remembering Red — A Tribute to Red Skelton” brings the uncanny antics, laughs and lovable spirit of Red Skelton to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.

“Remembering Red” is a nostalgic trip down the memory lane with Las Vegas entertainer Brian Hoffman performing the jokes and routines that made Red famous.

Hoffman’s expert portrayal of Red Skelton includes the hilarious routines that made Red Skelton America’s favorite clown. The show includes several characters Red Skelton created and performed in his variety show, including: the two seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe; dim-witted country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper; and the hobo who lived in the city dump, Freddy the Freeloader.

Combine that with a couple of pantomimes, along with a taste of “Guzzlers Gin,” plus the Pledge of Allegiance and the audience will be remembering Red Skelton.

Tickets for the family-friendly performance are $15 or $18. Youth tickets are $15.

Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com.

“Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton” is a Friends Program special performance. Members may receive two complimentary tickets to the show. Friends members or perspective Friends members should call Cody Jones, development and public relations manager, at 472-2000 to claim the tickets.

“It pays to be a Friends member of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,” said Jones. “Whether it’s enjoying complimentary tickets to performances, enjoying the Friends lounge at intermission or having complimentary tickets to bring a friend to the Sondheim center, there is something for everyone at every level of membership to enjoy.”

“Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton” is a special attraction to the 2013-14 Sondheim Center Artist Series: Continuing the Momentum.

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