Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For HollywoodGettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg.

Tickets are now on sale to all shows and can be purchased online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 with credit card, or by visiting the box office with cash, check or credit card during box office hours Noon-5pm Tuesdays-Fridays at GCT.

GCT is rolling out the red carpet for YOU! Their Annual Gala is their only fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $75 per person and includes: delicious food stations for dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions, dancing, and a professional concert featuring Gettysburg alumni and other local favorite singers along with The Keating Jazz Orchestra playing songs from the movies.

This year's Silent and Live Auction items include: Disney World Park Hopper Passes, Helicopter flight to have dinner in Baltimore at Fell's Point, Chef-Prepared Dinner Parties in your home, a Coach bag, Tickets to the musical RENT at the National Theatre, One Week Stay At Hilton Head Resort, Autographed Broadway Gifts, Three Night Stay at MGM Signature Suites, Two 50 Yard Line Tickets To Baltimore Ravens PreSeason Game, New Guitar, Tickets To Hagerstown Suns, Tickets to Frederick Keys Baseball Game, Tickets to Hershey Bears Hockey Game, Tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates Game, Private Wine Tasting Tours, Star Wars Series Books, Jazz Band for your private party, artwork, gift baskets, jewelry and more.

This year's Gala dinner menu from Gettysburg College Catering Services includes: Antipasta Station featuring Gourmet Cheeses, Sliced Veggies, Assorted Olives, Herb Dip, Classic Hummus, Sliced Italian Meats, Assorted Crackers, and Spinach & Artichoke Souffle w/ Marble Rye Slices. The Sauteed Pasta Station will include: Tri-Color Tortellini, Trottole Roasted Vegetables, Grilled Marinated Chicken Strips, Seasoned Shrimp, with choices of Alfredo and Marinara Sauce.

The Dessert Station will include: Coffee/Tea, Pecan Pie Shooters, Chocolate Truffles, and Strawberry Margarita Cake Bites.

The featured concert performers include:

Megan Lee Miller, who grew up here in Gettysburg and started performing at a young age. After getting her B.A. in Theatre Performance, she has gone on to perform all over the country and the world, but she couldn't be more honored to have the chance to perform alongside old friends and new ones, here in her home town once again for such a good cause! "Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again."-SMB.

Carrie Trax is an elementary music teacher in Emmitsburg, MD. She is the assistant marching band director and also music directs the stage musicals at Gettysburg Area High School. She has been involved in theatre as a performer, director, music director and pit musician since 6th grade. Carrie has been on GCT's faculty and production staff for well over five years and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons here. Some of her performing credits at GCT include: Roxie in Chicago, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and Louise in Gypsy. This June she will be starring with her two daughters Audrey and Tessa in GCT's production of Ruthless! ~the stage mother of all musicals~!

Misty Coy Snyder grew up on the West Coast and her childhood was colored with performing. She moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and professionally recorded two children's self-esteem albums for Sue Ivy. She attended the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the Orange County High School of the Arts (now, OCSA) and went on to earn an Acting degree at California State University, Fullerton. After singing in countries all over the world (Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Greece and Croatia to name just a few), Misty moved to New York City to further pursue Musical, Classical and Contemporary Theatre. She has worked with TheatreWorks USA, the Gramercy Players and the Milk Can Theatre Company.

Hayley Briner, a graduate of Gettysburg Are High School, is currently a junior studying Media Arts and Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. When she is not focusing on her studies, any free time she gets is spent performing. She is in RIT's co-ed a cappella group, Proof of Purchase, and recently finished portraying the role of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family. Some of her favorite roles include Magenta (Rocky Horror), Julia Sullivan (The Wedding Singer), Brenda Strong (Catch Me If You Can), and Rosie Alvarez (Bye Bye Birdie). She is grateful for all of the opportunities that Gettysburg has given her to perform, and wants to thank her family, friends, and the Gettysburg Community Theatre for all of their support.

Marilyn Lopes is a sophomore at the Catholic University of America, where she pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to come back to her hometown to perform at the Gettysburg Community Theatre Gala and support the Taylor Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship, of which she was the first recipient. Marilyn was the choreographer of the GCT's Penguin Project for the first two years they produced it, as well as for Disney's Aladdin jr. Other appearances include Little Women (Jo), and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Stepmother) at Delone Catholic High School. At GCT, Marilyn performed in The Secret Garden (Rose), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Big River (Mary Jane), and Grease (Marty) for which she received a nomination for Best Actress Under 25 from BroadwayWorld.com. GCT is thrilled to have Marilyn return home to Gettysburg as their Summer Intern.

Kate Sainer is excited to be performing in Gettysburg once again after 6 years studying and performing in New York City. She was privileged to work with many Broadway performers, Tony & Emmy nominees, and perform at Lincoln Center. Some favorite past roles include: Rose in Gypsy, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Carrie in Carousel, Mama Noah in Children of Eden, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes!, Val in A Chorus Line, Ariel in Footloose, and lead vocalist in the Twenty First Century Noel- A Noel Coward Revue. Kate lives in Hanover with her husband Justin and their beautiful children, and in her spare time she vocal coaches at GCT. This summer she will co-direct GCT's all youth September production of CATS with Mr. Chad-Alan Carr.

Jared Herr is currently a Junior at Gettysburg Area High School. He has participated in numerous shows with Gettysburg Community Theatre, including Honk, Aladdin, Big River, Oliver, and The Music Man. He also is a member of the Gettysburg Sharks swim team and participates in swimming, cross country, band, and class officers at Gettysburg Area High School. He would like to thank you for your support of GCT!

All proceeds from this annual event help fund GCT's programming including the Penguin Project (theatre for youth with special needs), after school program, senior citizen theatre and improv outreach groups, as well as over ten theatre productions this year.

Tickets can be purchased through GCT online or at the GCT box office or over the phone.

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