Dinner, drinks and dancing — and, of course, a show — are on deck for the Great Big Night, the Croswell Opera House’s annual benefit gala.
“This is our only big fundraiser, and every year it just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Jere Righter, the Croswell’s artistic director. “It’s going to be a magical show and a magical evening.”
The event will take place on Friday, June 12, which is opening night for the Croswell’s production of “Mary Poppins.” The evening begins at 5:30 with dinner and an open bar under a tent behind the Croswell and Adrian City Hall, and curtain time for “Mary Poppins” will be 8:30 p.m. The show will be followed by an afterparty under the tent with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, music, dancing and a cash bar.
The preshow event will also include a special announcement of some of the Croswell’s plans for the future.
“This will be very exciting for our supporters because we’ll be rolling out the details of how we’re going to secure the Croswell’s future and build an even better program than we have today,” Righter said.
The preshow dinner will also include performances by longtime Croswell favorites Shonn Wiley, Eric Parker, Kyrie Bristle and others.
This year’s event is co-chaired by Brittanie Kuhr and Susie Kapnick.
Tickets for the Great Big Night are $125 per person, which includes the dinner, the afterparty and tickets for the show. Guests are asked to reserve their tickets by June 5 by calling 517-264-7469.
For any individual or business who would like to make an additional show of support for the Great Big Night and the Croswell, a limited number of table sponsorships are available for $2,000. These include tickets for eight people to the entire event, including premium seating for the show, and recognition as a table sponsor.