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Meadow Brook Theatre Guild announces date for annual fundraiser: October 19

News August 12, 2017 Encore Staff

SHELBY TOWNSHIP—The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild will hold its second annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township. Special guest master of ceremonies, Karen Carter, chief forecaster, WWJ-TV CBS Detroit, will make announcements, meet & greet with guests, and announce prize winners.

When guests arrive, they will be greeted by MBT Guild members dressed in witches’ costumes. Guests are encouraged to join in the festivities and dress up too or at least wear their favorite witch’s hat. Costumes and witches’ hats will be judged, with prizes being awarded. Guests will be able to shop the 30 vendors, featuring jewelry, home décor, clothing, accessories, gift items and more. Attendees will be able to enjoy hot cider and donuts during the morning check-in time (9:30-10:00 am) and enjoy the piano stylings of Ann Sachs. At 10:00 am the ballroom doors will open and guests can shop and participate in the Silent Auction and Chance Raffle.

A lunch/dessert and conversation will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:10 pm. Immediately following lunch, “The Shout Girls” will entertain with songs from the musical, Wicked and other Broadway hits. Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes in the Door Prize Raffle, Silent Auction and Chance Raffle,  winners to be announced at 1:30 pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pumpkin centerpieces. There will be more shopping time between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Meadow Brook Theatre Box Office at 248-377-3300. Tickets are $50 per guest. Tables of 10 can be reserved and signage for your business or group will be displayed on your table(s).

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote community interest in theater and to provide service and support to Meadow Brook Theatre. It has been in existence for over 30 years and are the theater’s largest contributor. Through the fundraisers, the Guild has been able to purchase many items needed by the theater, help provide scholarships and sponsor plays. It also provides meals for the technical crew during dress rehearsals, creates welcome baskets for out-of-town actors, sponsors meet and greets for actors and crew, and decorate sthe lobby for various plays.

As Michigan’s flagship professional theatre for the past 43 years, Meadow Brook Theatre and its Community Outreach Programs, has been recognized by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs as an Anchor Arts Organization. More than 20,000 students have attended its educational programs or participated in technical on-site intern programs.

For more information about the fundraiser, visit www.meadowbrooktheatreguild.com.