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University hosts family friendly ventriloquist/comedienne Lynn Trefzger
1/22/09

On Saturday, Jan. 31, Alfred University will host Lynn Trefzger, ventriloquist/comedienne, who brings with her a trunk full of zany characters who have accompanied her to stages throughout the country.

Admission is free to the event which begins at 8 p.m. in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on campus. Trefzger’s program is appropriate for all ages.

Trefzger’s vocal illusion talents were first brought to national audiences on TV’s popular “Star Search.” She has since performed with artists including Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, the Smothers Brothers, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill. Her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences.

In addition, Trefzger (and her many voices) has appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E, and the Lifetime channels.

Trefzger has five characters that assist in her performance. Simon, her main sidekick, is a witty “dummy” whose annoying situations turn into amusing ones. Camelot, a favorite of all audiences, is a seemingly intoxicated, lazy camel who difficulty expressing himself. Emily, a muppet-like girl, has a life that revolves around “shopping, men, dieting, men, dating, men, and clothes.” And Judd Wapner is a cantankerous old man whose facial expressions are enough to get the crowd roaring.

Finally, there are the interactive, or human dummies, who come from the audience, sparking the highlight of the show. Trefzger creates a scenario and the volunteers move their mouths as surprising voices are heard!