Jimmy Navarro is one of the most stunning performers
ever to appear in Alaska. We hired him because he is
an incredible singer, an outrageous dancer, and he looks
good in a dress.
Originally from New York, Jimmy has starred in Evita,
Bat Boy—The Musical, and as a cockroach in
Archie & Mehitabel. At Alaska’s prestigious
Valdez Theater Conference, he was assigned the job of
telling the Governor that he couldn’t just help
himself at the bar—he had to pay for his drinks
like everybody else.
Miss Veronica Page
Veronica is a musical theater super star who has appeared
in over 40 roles. Just prior to joining The Whale Fat
Follies, she appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar.
According to Veronica, “I wasn’t just an
adulteress—I was the LEAD adulteress!” She
has been featured at Anchorage’s outdoor blues
festival, “Blues On The Green”, but only
during hours when it rained.” She also once spilled
Ranch Dressing on Senator Lisa Murkowski’s husband’s
Miss Jodi Hughes
In order to join Springtime In Spenard in 2005, Jodi
gave up a chorus role in Jesus Christ Superstar.
It wasn’t too big of a sacrifice, however, because
according to Jodi, “everyone in the chorus of
that production is either a leper or a whore.”
She is a veteran of the Long Island Players, a UAA
theater graduate, and she also proudly boasts, “I
take a very good DMV picture.”
Multi-media operator Patrick Lounsbury was born in
Montreal. In Alaska, he is proud to be “part of
the problem,” because he worked for the legislature
for 7 years. He has worked as a Zamboni driver and established
“Tequila Wednesday” on 5 different continents.
Roadhouse Ron Brown
Roadhouse Ron began his career as "The Hottest
Drummer In Bend, Oregon." After attending the prestigious
Berklee College Of Music, he was able to get gigs in
Ketchikan, Adak, and Barrow, Alaska.
He has since moved on to perform with The Boxtops revival
band, and joined The Freeze Up Follies in September
Jelly Roll Jim
Jimmy "Jelly Roll Jim From The Kuskokwim"
Wright is the Bass Man! He's a veteran of the Alaskan
blues scene, and joined The Whale Fat Follies in the
fall of 1997.
Jimmy is a writer, and his first novel has been rejected
by 78 publishers.
Tim is the multi-media slide projectionist emeritus,
genius photographer, and "The Amazing Mr. Fixit."
He can fix anything Presto Fixo!
Tim was born at a very young age, and was raised in
beautiful Rainbow Valley, Alaska. Since graduating from
high school, he has owned 35 automobiles and 23 motorcycles.
He gave up motorcycle ice racing when his X-rays became
a regular part of the show.
Michael Helgeson sings harmonies while he operates
the lighting board from the back of the club, and teaches
kindergarten during the day.
This is a combination that should be prohibited by
Former Cast Members
Former members of The Follies Casts include
Sourdough Mike McDonald, Alice Welling, Tim Tucker, Forrest
Attaway, Jim Henderson, Kim Clifton-Moore, Jill Bess, juggler
Jim Kerr, Uncle George the Clown, Mary Patton, Trish Ham,
Douglas "Satchmo" Everton, Ed Bourgeois, Lindy Raines,
Diane March, Connie Meyerhoff, Tracy Hinkson, Stanfill Marcus
Stanfill, Richard Carnahan, Brian "Boston" Christopher,
Don Cosgrove, Heather Prunty, and the incomparable soul man,
We've driven a lot of people away, but only Richard Carnahan
was so deeply affected that he subsequently joined the Seminary.