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The Rotary Club of Danvers is excited about our fall event, “Variety Show”. The Variety Show which will be held on November 4th at the Danversport Yacht Club will include dinner, top well known acts and items to bid on for your enjoyment. Over the past years the Rotary Club has raised and given back to the community over Five Hundred Thousand Dollars. We invite the public to take part in this year’s fantastic event. A social and auction bidding time will open the evening along with dinner, followed by a great Variety Show including professional and local talent.

Please join us this year for our fall event. We guarantee you will have the time of your lives, while helping us raise funds to continue helping the community.

Proceeds from this event will fund the Rotary Club’s charitable efforts for the YMCA, Friends Forever, Danvers Food Pantry and DHS Scholarships.

Tickets are $50 for entertainment and food. Auction and raffle items will be available. For tickets, contact any Rotarian or these locations; The Finer Image 20 Park St; Danvers YMCA

Performers

Tom Gilmore

In addition to nightclubs, cruise ships and corporate events, Tom’s performances at Comedy Festivals have entertained audiences and critics from across the U.S. and Canada. Tom was selected to appear at the Calgary, Alberta Canada “FunnyFest” and Headline the Comedy Fest in Montreal.

After winning the National Lampoon Comedy Competition in Boston, Tom filmed a special for Showtime television with Leslie Neilsen at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, thus beginning a series of dates at venues including the Stardust, Bally’s Hotel & Casino, the Tropicana, as well as nightspots in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, and Reno Nevada.

In addition to stage work, Tom was a guest on Gabe Kaplan’s radio show “Sportsnuts” and “Comedy on the Road”. At home in New England, Tom enjoys working with national performers such as Hall & Oates, Jane Oliver and Jimmy Walker.

Rick Beretta

Rick has been doing his brand of comedy since 1983, entertaining audiences at clubs and colleges with his look at everyday situations. His keen eye into what makes us tick and how that translates to comedy is what makes his performances unique. His clean style has landed him jobs on many TV networks including Comedy Central. He has appeared at the Warwick Musical Theatre, Foxwoods, The Mohegan Sun, Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Orpheum Theatre opening for the Temptations, Laurie Morgan and many other national music stars and he is a regular headliner at all New England comedy clubs.

Peter Gross

Peter Gross is that magic ingredient that turns humdrum into hilarious. He’s a entertainer who knows how to bring solid laughs to a group, no matter the field or venue. And with years providing corporate entertainment to major corporations, Peter knows how to be be funny without risque or ‘off-color’ material.

Peter Gross spent years straddling between the worlds of comedy and the workplace and now he’s willing to bring his comic sensibilities to your next event. And he knows that it takes more then a couple of one-liners to make a jaded desk-jockey smile, so he brings a laptop case of fun with him to make sure your event is ‘one of a kind’.

Melissa Mills

Melissa is 19 years old. She is from Peabody, MA, and was the Danvers Family Festival Idol Contest winner for 2011. She is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a Music Business major, which she thinks is the best decision she has ever made. It has given her more opportunities than she could have imagined in her young career. As a performer, she has been in many choirs, theater groups, production companies, and competitions. Most recently she performed at the Danvers Fireworks event as a solo singer, as well as with her band, Soft Cactus. It has been a great year for this wonderful homegrown performer, and we welcome her back from our Variety Show of last year. Many of you will remember Melissa’s bold rendition of God Bless America that wowed us all.

Matt Roberts

Hooked on performing his magic since the age of six, Matt has gone on to become one of the biggest full-time professional entertainers in the country, traveling nationwide to help clients like Bank of America, Ocean Spray, New Balance, MIT, Haynes international, FM Global, Mohegan Sun Casino, resorts and performing arts centers make their events memorable and impressive! He has opened for legendary high-wire superstars The Flying Wallendas, headlined his own sold-out theater shows, and entertained the US Navy. He is perhaps best known for designing and performing all the magic sequences on the national television series, Wonderland, appearing on over 120 PBS stations in the U.S. and on military bases around the world on the American Forces Network. Matt also co-created the concert experience called, Music & Magic, which he performs annually at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

LuckyBob

LuckyBob grew up as a shy boy on Cape Cod until one day he met a group of jugglers and magicians and his mind and eyes were opened to things he once thought were unimaginable. As a teenager he began juggling and performing magic and juggling tricks for his peers. At18 he became a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians and a charter member of the Cape Cod Mystics. In 1990, LuckyBob’s won a magic contest held by the Cape Cod Mystics and was named Close-Up Magician of the year, and, in 1991 became a professional the following year.

LuckyBob’s magic and juggling show is based in MA but has traveled to California, Las Vegas, Florida and many locations all over the U.S.A. LuckyBob has captivated crowds as close to home as Canada and as far away as Japan and Singapore performing over 500 shows a year!