For over a decade, the CHOC Follies has earned a reputation as one of Orange County’s most unique and successful charity events. Some of the most prominent business and community leaders in Orange County have joined forces to put on a show like you’ve never seen before! This year, CHOC Follies XIV – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Follies promises to be just as entertaining for the entire family.
We recently talked to Paul-Dean Martin, a Follies cast member and director of the PDM Young Actors Workshop, an after-school program, about the upcoming show.
Q: How did you first get involved in the Follies?
A: I got involved last year and have been a fan ever since. I have two children, Phoebe, 7, and Max, 2, who are both CHOC patients, and thought here’s a way to give back to CHOC while doing something I’ve always enjoyed. This year I’ll be playing the role of Klaus Bruteman, an Austrian personal trainer.
Q: Why is this fundraiser so important?
A: The community should support this event for the fact that the proceeds go directly to the hospital. I’m humbled by the people I’m surrounded with in this show. They give so much of their time and support to such a great cause.
Q: What can we expect at the show?
A: The show is loosely based on the original and portrays various time periods. It’s very funny, entertaining and filled with talented performers; it’s put on by true professionals.
The CHOC Follies will be held on March 31-April 2 at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here: