Tacoma Musical Playhouse to Host DANCING WITH THE TACOMA STARS Championship, 2/14

Tacoma Musical Playhouse announces its premiere fundraising event inspired by the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars! "Dancing with the Tacoma Stars" will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Doors open for the show and dinner at 5:30PM - 11:00PM. Doors open for the show and dessert at 6:20PM.

Previous winners from Dancing with the Tacoma Stars will go through the rigors of learning ballroom dancing once again and compete for top honors in this exciting and innovative fundraising event for TMP!

Join our local celebrities', dancers and fans at Tacoma's beautiful Landmark Convention Center, Temple Theater Ballroom, for this year's program featuring exciting additional performances, professional demonstrations and the Amateur couple's competition. Proceeds from this event benefit many of TMP's outreach programs.

"Stars" include past event's Returning Champions:

Liz Dunbar | Tacoma Community House

Dancing with Steve Forbes | Waltz

Jana Wennstrom | America's Car Museum

Dancing with Lee Barton | Hustle

Carla Pelster | Retired Air Force/Community Volunteer

Dancing with Rhett Powers | Cha-cha

Jill Goodman | Community Volunteer

Dancing with Ari Levitt | East Coast Swing

Nancy Keiter | Fitness Instructor / Community Volunteer

Dancing with Rick Gossard | Rumba

Col (Ret.) George McClure, MD | MultiCare Physician

Dancing with Carol Winslow | Nightclub Two-Step

Kathy Kluska | Professional Financier / Fitness Instructor

Dancing with John Yantis | Salsa

Connie Ladenburg | Pierce County Council Member

Dancing with Za Thomier | West Coast Swing

Featured Performances:

Tacoma Musical Playhouse Mainstage Performance

TMP Family Theater's Seussical TYA

TMP's Educational Program CampTMP's 2014's Cats

USA Dance Tacoma Chapter #1023

Rhett Powers, Pacific Ballroom Dance Youth Team and Dance Driven Youth Team, general dancing and a second level of competition.

Amateur Couples:

Brian Burt & Joni Wenk | Foxtrot

Jean Gurnoe & Scott Weyer | Cha Cha

Lynnea Tweed & Michael Garello | Waltz

Alyssa Bruce & Evyn Bartlett | Night Club Two-Step

Jeanne Tran & John Stray | Tango

Judges:

Kaye Munro | Professional Dancer

Andrew Fry | Professor University of Washington Tacoma and TMP Actor

Marissa Meyer | American Novelist from Tacoma

Shannon Knauss | Registered judge with the National Dance Council of America, one of the leading dance organizations in America

Join our local celebrities', dancers and fans at The Landmark Convention Center's Temple Theater Ballroom, located at 47 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA. Dinner & Show $85 (Doors open for dinner guests only, general dancing and a no-host bar at 5:30PM; dinner is served at 6:00PM). Tables of 10 available, $850 per table. Dessert & Show Only $35 (Balcony seating with doors opening for Dessert & Show at 6:20PM). RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at TMP's Box Office located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, by phone at 253-565-6867, and online at www.tmp.org. For preferred seating and ordering tables 0f 10 or more, contact 253-565-6867. Box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse is located at 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98003.

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