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Tasty Theatre: Casper Children’s Theatre to hold ‘Footloose, Jr.’ dinner theatre fundraiser this weekend

The cast of "Footloose, Jr." rehearses at the Casper Children's Theatre recently. (Courtesy)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Children’s Theatre will host its first-ever dinner theatre fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 19, with its performance of “Footloose, Jr.”

According to a release, the play is directed by CY Middle School teachers Audrey Egan and Dominique Simmons and is based on the classic 1980s movie-musical “Footloose.”

“The CCT is theatre education at its finest, teaching kids of all ages and backgrounds the fundamentals of theatre,” said Egan in the release.

Theatre organizers plan on using money raised by the dinner theatre show to buy professional wireless body mics, a piece of technology that is now ubiquitous in modern live performance. “Body mics will ensure that every audience member is able to hear even our quietest performers throughout the theatre,” said Egan.

The cast of “Footloose, Jr.” performs at the Casper Children’s Theatre recently. (Courtesy)

Dinner for the Saturday evening event will be catered by Wyo Smokeshow, serving salad, smoked brisket and cheesy potatoes. Occasions by Cory will provide dessert.

A “dessert & coffee theatre” event will take place during the matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Tickets for the dinner theatre performance are $50, with half-table (four-seat) options at $200 and full table (eight-seat) options at $400. Tickets for the matinee dessert & coffee theatre are $20.

The theatre is also offering sponsorship options ranging from $250 to $1,000.

The Saturday dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. The regular performance of the show is Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., with tickets priced at $10.

More information on purchasing tickets and sponsorships can be found at 307-215-8922 or by emailing casperchildrenstheatre@gmail.com. The theatre is located at 949 Durbin St.


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