MORGAN CITY — The Morgan City Municipal Auditorium was the scene Jan. 26 as the ladies of the Krewe of Galatea presented their tableau and ball. A theme of “Boogie Woogie Nights” of the groovy ’70s celebrated the group’s 44th year.
Reigning over the evening as Cher was Queen Galatea XLIV, Helen Solar, with her consort, Herbert J. Adams Jr., as Sonny, King Galatea XLIV.
Royal maids represented a star-studded lineup of 1970s entertainers: Claire Thibodaux as Stevie Nicks, Tiffany Stansbury as Barbra Streisand, Angela Anslum as Toni Tennille and Paula Landry as Olivia Newton-John.
Dukes portraying the maids’ star-crossed loves were Matt DiMatteo, Jarrod J. Wiggins, Fred J. Torres and Paul E. Cheramie.
Attending the royal couple were pages Ranilie Eve Cheramie, daughter of Paul and Kayla Cheramie; Madison Grace Kyle, daughter of Tim and Michelle Kyle and granddaughter of Herbert and Mary Ann Adams; Mia Elizabeth Landry, daughter of Renesse and Paula Landry; Briahna Nicole Veregin, great-granddaughter of Charlie and Helen Solar; Sal Gianni Balsamo, grandson of Herbert and Mary Ann Adams; Sanders Matthew Foreman, grandson of Francis and Patsy Metz; Michael Aeydan Garcille, grandson of Dutch and Sherry Vandenaardweg, and Alexander James Kyle, son of Tim and Michelle Kyle and grandson of Herbert and Mary Ann Adams.
The captain of Galatea, whose identity traditionally remains a secret, personified ABBA, the Dancing Queen. Parade Lieutenant Michelle Picou was introduced as Rod Stewart’s infamous Maggie May.
The ladies of the krewe entered the ballroom early in the tableau as the Brady Bunch, Bee Gees, Laverne and Shirley, the Village People, Happy Days, and KC and the Sunshine Band.
Presented as the young ladies-in-waiting and their escorts were Katelyn M. Thibodaux with Jake A. Marcell, Brittany Ann Longman with James Patrick McCleary III, Paige Elizabeth Thomas with Tanner Joseph Wiggens, Cassie Nicole Giroir with Patrick Louis Barron, Randi Carol Hoff with John Patrick Brooks, Victoria Rachel Belle with Aidan Mitchel Sanders, and Alexis Marrah Izaguirre with Charlie Ray Solar III.
Galatea’s 44th parade will roll at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 with the route starting at Second Street and ending at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
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