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Welcome to Delaware Today’s arts blog, the spot to dish on the many cultural opportunities available to Delaware audiences. We’ll cover as many genres as possible, and note cool events offered by organizations large and small, in all three counties.
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On October 24 City Theater Company presents “Prom Night!,” an evening of music, dancing, food and fundraising. The audience is invited to dress in prom attire, since it will become part of the show—perhaps even the prom dates of wacky cast members. City Theater folks are serious about what they do. When they say to come dressed for the prom, they mean it.
There isn’t much to the plot, but this should be a good time. Guests will relive (or tweak, if they were horrible) their high school days with the CTC cast. The troupe will portray students of The Thomas Shade Charter School for the Creatively Impaired.
“The evening offers the four Ds: dinner, drinks, deejay, and dancing,” says spokesperson Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald. “Expect catfights, dance-offs, break-ups and make-ups.” CTC actors will be performing improv games throughout the night. “For a crew known for their in-your-face style of doing theater, it's truly a night made in heaven.”
Last year, the audience had to go vintage. People showed up in '70s and '80s dresses, ruffled-shirt tuxes, jeans with leather jackets and feather boas.
“Prom Night” is a fundraiser. Tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit CTC, now in its 16th season. City Theater produces alternative theater, black comedy, and interesting interpretations of classic musicals. "Prom Night" should be a one-of-a-kind event.
“No high school cliché is left unturned,” says Kramer-Fitzgerald. “And true to our motto, ‘It's all about having one hell of a time.'"
Contact info: “Prom Night!” takes place at Wilmington’s Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St. Visit city-theater.org.
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