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M-ACT To Present “Retro Prom” February 20th

The Marysville Area Community Theatre will host a “Retro Prom” on Saturday, February 20, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Marysville.  The dance, which is a fundraiser for the theatre, will feature songs from the 50s through the 90s played by a DJ from Manhattan.  Light refreshments will be served; a cash bar will be available. 

“We’re inviting everyone to a big party,” said Sara Naaf, the event’s organizer.  “We wanted to create an atmosphere that would be inviting to people of all ages – an atmosphere filled with music from different decades complimented by kitschy decorations and memorabilia reminding people of their high school prom.  This is a party for everyone.”

 A variety of music will be played from decades ranging from the 1950s through the 1980s.  “And maybe beyond,” Naaf said.  “We all have a different definition for ‘retro.’  For some, it means the 50s, for others the 70s, and some consider the 90s to be retro.  We want the music to reflect the taste of the crowd so we’re not pin-pointing any certain period.  We’ve hired this great DJ who can read the interests of the crowd and build a song list based on their desires.  We want people to dance all night.”

Decorations will include album covers from different decades, paper streamers, paper flowers, and bold-colored table cloths.  Punch, cookies, mints, and nuts will be served.  “Even if you don’t want to dance, come to enjoy the atmosphere,” Naaf said.  “It’s going to be a blast.”

Dress for the occasion ranges from casual to formal.  Guests can come dressed in formalwear or they may arrive in street clothes.  “That’s the beauty of the event,” said Naaf.  “Anything goes!  The atmosphere is creative and eclectic – it lends itself to a wide range of clothing styles.”

Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Advanced tickets are $10.00 for those over twenty-one years of age, and $5.00 for those under twenty-one.  Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8, and may be purchased at the Astro 3 Theatre, Habitat Thrift Shop, Marysville Public Library, and the Chamber of Commerce, Marysville; Fancy T’s in Waterville; and Daisydoodle in Frankfort.  Advanced tickets will stop being sold at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 19.  Tickets will be available at the door for $15.00 for those over twenty-one, and $5.00 for those under twenty-one.

The event is a fundraiser for the community theatre which is in its twenty-eighth season of entertainment.  Proceeds will be used to defray costs associated with the three productions the theatre produces each year.  The next play, “The Dinner Party,” will be presented April 9, 10, and 11 in the Marysville High School auditorium.

“We’re really excited about the dance,” Naaf added.  “We hope to have a big crowd who will have a great time.”

For more information contact Naaf at 785-799-3351.

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