The Geritol Frolics is a musical variety show presented in vaudeville fashion by talented performers over age 55 from around the Brainerd Lakes area.

Originally created as a means of promoting involvement of seniors in community theatre the show has become an entity in its own right delighting audiences with a fast-paced show of song, dance and comedy. Since 2004 the show has played to over 25,000 people from the five state region, many of whom have come by chartered tours.

The Franklin Arts Center provides an ideal venue for these energetic performers who stage eight performances each October and who look forward to entertaining you. We think you will leave with a smile on your face and in your heart singing our theme song,

“You’re As Young As You Act, You’re As Young As You Feel”.

Our Mission is to provide senior citizens the means for artistic expression in the performing arts by becoming involved in a musical variety show designed to entertain the general public; while continuing to provide learning experiences, socialization, exercise and mental stimulus for those participating.