The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton production opened on this day at the Lyceum Theatre in Sydney. Later a recording of the show sold over 10,000 copies. Variations of the show continued to 1985. Popular songs written for the Follies include such pieces as Leon Dubinsky’s “Rise Again”, considered an anthem of resilience and hope for all Cape Bretoners, it was later recorded by The Rankin Family and peaked in the top 10 on the RPM Adult Contemporary tracks Chart. Also Kenzie MacNeil’s song “The Island”, written as a tribute to coal industry workers in Nova Scotia. In 1986, The Cape Breton Summertime Revue was created, essentially growing out of the Folies. Produced by Stephen MacDonald, with Leon Dubinsky as musical director, the Revue initially had seven performers, including Rita MacNeil, touring around Cape Breton and Halifax. Over thirteen years, the Revue would feature many extraordinary Cape Breton based comedic and musical talents. In 1995 the Revue toured Canada. The show wrapped in 1999.