1972 - 1973
Director: George F. Kramer
Acting Director: Joe Murray
President: Dale Thompson
Vice President: Ken Friedman
Secretary: Nancy Fox
Treasurer: Kathie Court
Historian: Fred Altiere
Best Act: Chairs - Janelle Boisvert, Dale Thompson, and Bob Schwartz
Best Female Trouper: Kathie Court
Best Male Trouper: Dale Thompson
Wowie Zowie Boink!
Sixty troupers, under the direction of Dr. George Kramer and his assistant, Joseph Murray, comprised the Gymkana Troupe for the year.
Seventeen years after Gymkana's Home Show entitled, "Cartoon Capers", the Troupe returned to the theme of comic strip characters and adventures with the theme, "Wowie Zowie Boink--A Kartoon Kaleidoscope".
"Since the turn of the century, comic strips have entertained people of all ages and types... Oddly enough there seems to be a comic character that is like virtually every person and fits almost every dream. Tonight you will come with the Gymkana Troupe on a trip through the comic strips. As you travel with us, watch these well known comic characters spring to life through the personalities of the acts that they fit and fantasize."
1973 Home Show Program
Starting with Superman on Vaulting and finishing with Mighty Mouse on the Trampoline, with seventeen other acts in between, the Troupe made a whirlwind tour of the comic world, then ended the show with a presentation of Statuary.
Noteworthy is the fact that Fred Altiere, a member of the Troupe and the one who drew the cover for the Home Show Program, was a cartoonist with his own series, "Scriblits", in the Diamondback.
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