Maryland Ensemble Theatre Hosts 16TH ANNUAL RETRO PROM

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Hosts 16TH ANNUAL RETRO PROM

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) annual Retro Prom is returning for the sixteenth straight year March 30. The Frederick non-profit theater company's annual fundraiser is a groovy night when attendees break out the dusty prom dresses and platform shoes to go "Back to the Future" to show dazzling displays of retro attire from decades past. The idea of "prom attire" has metamorphosed through the years as disco queens, flower children, flappers, and greasers have rubbed elbows with zombies and Pontiffs. If your zoot suit or bell bottoms don't win you the best-dressed honor you can still pick up a prize with your "Footloose" moves in the dance-off with music compliments of The Spin Doctor. The evening will also feature Wegman's catering, a cash bar, prom photos, a late night pizza party, and a silent auction. The nostalgic fun will take place at the Talley Recreation Center (121 N. Bentz St. Frederick) from 7-11:30 p.m. kicking off with Happy Hour from 7-8 p.m., featuring half-priced drinks.

The silent auction benefiting the nonprofit will include items from local businesses, theatre tickets and original artwork from local artists. It will also include vacation getaways in West Virginia and South Carolina.

Tickets or tables may be purchased online at marylandensemble.org, by phone at (301) 694-4744 or in person at the MET box office. Tables must be reserved by March 20th. All tickets are $40 at the door or two tickets can be purchased in advance for $70. VIP tables for four to twelve people ($200-$600) are available to be reserved in advance and include a sign with the party's name and a bottle of champagne on ice. There will also be standing high-top tables and limited non-table seating for those just purchasing individual tickets. This year's Retro Prom is proud to be sponsored by Frederick County Bank, OrangeTheory, Parlights, Marty Erlichman, and Flying Dog Brewery. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick's largest producing non-profit theater company. MET has enriched and entertained more than half a million people since 1993. Every year MET produces thought-provoking theatre, fun family entertainment, Sketch Comedy and Improvisation, theatre camps and classes, artist residency programs for public schools, and dozens of special events.

RETRO PROM INFORMATION
Where: William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick, MD 21701
Date/Time: March 30, 2019 @ 7PM
Ticket Prices: $40 per person, $70 couple (in advance only), $200 table for 4, $400 table for 8, $500 table of 10, $600 table of 12 (in advance only). (Tables must be reserved by March 20th)
Box Office: 301-694-4744 or marylandensemble.org or at the MET (Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm,
Friday 11 am - 3 pm and 1 hour before each show.)

Prom photos by Spence Photographics, LTD.

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