Bayside Skiers to present annual Fourth of July show

Published 10:20 am Saturday, July 3, 2010

There are a number of acts in show skiing that begin looking like one thing, yet become something else.

The Bayside Skiers Water Ski Show Team is capitalizing on that this year as it presents “Master of Disguise.”

“I thought the disguised act and of course the whole evil villain and his nasty plot being foiled by the good guy is always a fun show,” said Deanne Zogg, who is co-directing this year’s show with her daughter, Bethany, of the choice of theme.

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Bayside will present its annual Fourth of July show at 2 p.m. on Edgewater Bay of Fountain Lake. The pre-show runs from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Concessions will be available.

In the show, Pistachio, the celebrated “good guy,” is coming to a hometown reunion with his extended family and community to celebrate his success as a “Master of Disguise.” He has a distant relative (Fred), who is an uncool, unpopular wallflower who is in complete awe of Pistachio’s abilities to do so much good and keep all of the evil dudes under control, keeping peace for all. He wishes to become an apprentice.

The evil dude, Dare Towantaski, along with his henchmen, steal the traveling exhibit of precious water ski artifacts and the community requires the help of the entire Disguiski family to find the artifacts and save the day!

Zogg said the show is loosely based on the movie, with humor written in.

The show will also be presented each Thursday through August at 7 p.m. with the pre-show from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

“We will be skiing a variety of water skiing acts and showcasing the many talents of the team,” Zogg said. “There will be good music, colorful costumes and a fun family evening complete with refreshments being available each Thursday evening.”

Added Bethany Zogg, “The show caters to the enjoyment of all ages. It’s a fun, free summer activity. Come enjoy the beauty of the park and the lake.”

In addition to being show co-director and writing the script, Deanne Zogg is the boat driving captain and made the costumes. Other captains are: Brian Zogg, barefooting and around the boat; Mike Johnson, doubles, pyramids and trios; and Ike Dulas, jump and specialty acts.

The Bayside Skiers is hosting the Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament July 24 and 25.

“It is an exciting year not only for our team but for the community,” Deanne Zogg said.

Added Bethany Zogg, “Our team has put in a lot of hard work and it will be fun to see all of our hard work come together for great audiences each week. It will be fun to show larger teams that small teams can put on entertaining shows, too.”

Admission to the Bayside Skiers’ shows is free, but the club does pass the hat to help defray expenses and keep the show on the water.

Both entrances to Edgewater Park are now open.