DEARBORN, Michigan – Tickets are available now for Saturday Night Alive, an exciting evening of entertainment, and Artistic Expressions – a “classy” art raffle, fabulous food, music and dancing on Saturday, February 1 to benefit the Michael A. Guido Theater located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
The impressive lineup of entertainment and cuisine in this variety program is the result of collaboration between Dearborn’s talented musical and artistic organizations that all call the theater “home,” with performances, activities and exhibits throughout the year.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres provided by some of the area’s best caterers and music performed by members of the Dearborn Youth Symphony. At 8 p.m. the curtain rises on a collage concert featuring Dearborn’s finest performing groups including the Dearborn Symphony, Vanguard Voices, Dearborn Community Chorus, Motor City Brass Band, Players Guild of Dearborn and the Dearborn Public Schools Honors Choir.
At 9 p.m., following the concert, the party continues as guests are treated to an array of tantalizing desserts with music provided by the Edsel Ford High School Jazz Band in the theater lobby. Guests can dance to the rhythms of the Dearborn Big Band in Studio A. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
Saturday Night Alive is presented by the Dearborn Community Fund in partnership with the planning committee and the organizations they represent, including: John Sczomak, Players Guild of Dearborn and Dearborn Recreation Commission; Johanna Seidel, Dearborn Recreation Commission; Sandy Butler, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra; Margaret Schaefer, Friends of the Dearborn Symphony; Toni Strayley and Julia Smith, Dearborn Youth Symphony; Ralph Valdez, Dearborn Community Arts Council; Michele Kress, Henry Ford Community College; Martin Zbosnik, City of Dearborn/Theater-Cultural Arts Division, Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department; G. Kevin Dewey, Vanguard Voices/Henry Ford Community College; Lisa Meyer, Dearborn Public Schools; and EmmaJean Woodyard, Dearborn Community Fund.
The honorary chairs of the event are: Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. and First Lady Christine O’Reilly; Kari Guido, Michael A. Guido, Jr., and Anthony Guido; and Donald and Mary Kosch.
“It’s a pleasure to work with so many talented people who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Dearborn by providing wonderful art and music experiences for those who visit the Michael A. Guido Theater each year!” said EmmaJean Woodyard, executive director of the Dearborn Community Fund.
“We are all very proud of our world class theater, but we recognize that we must work together to fund improvements that will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality theater experience for audiences and those who perform here.”
Funds raised at Saturday Night Alive will be used to make much needed updates to the 12-year-old Michael A. Guido Theater such as replacing outdated sound and lighting equipment to enhance the theater experience for audiences and maintain the venue as an attractive one for performing artists.
Tickets to Saturday Night Alive are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. The ticket price is a tax deductible donation. To purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 313-943-2354 or visit dearborntheater.com.
The theater is located in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126.
The evening also includes “Artistic Expressions” – a raffle featuring unique artwork, and admission to the Juried Photo Exhibition in the Padzieski Art Gallery.
For more information about the Michael A. Guido Theater or the Saturday Night Alive gala including sponsorships and program advertisements, visit dearborntheater.com or call the Dearborn Community Fund (DCF) office at 313-943-5478.