LOVE…'ROUND THE PIANO to Benefit Gretna Theatre at Lantern Lodge, 2/9

The Third Annual "Love 'Round the Piano" will take place at The Lantern Lodge, 411 N. College Street, Myerstown, PA on Saturday evening, February 9th, 2013 at 6:30 pm. This romantic musical cabaret will feature Gretna Theatre stars from recent past seasons including Christopher Vettel, Laura D'Andre, Erin Burniston and Joe Byrne.

A benefit for Gretna Theatre, this event will include a small silent auction featuring jewelry, artwork, clothing, theatrical and television autographed memorabilia, golf packages, Gretna Theatre summer season tickets and more! Attendees will be provided with a bidder number and winners may pay by cash, check or charge on the night of the event. There is no requirement to bid on items to enjoy this lovely evening.

The performance will be preceded by a fully served meal, with a choice of entrée of chicken breast, roast top round of beef or roasted vegetables with penne pasta (which you will choose when purchasing your tickets), a salad, side dishes, coffee or tea, and dessert. The Lantern Lodge is offering a Valentine's Weekend Special deal of an overnight stay which will include a performance of "Love 'Round the Piano." Bring your Valentine and stay the night.

All inclusive tickets are just $48 per person and include meal, show, tax and tip. There will be a cash bar for wine, beer, soda and mixed drinks. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made by calling the Gretna Theatre Box Office at 717-964-3627 or by ordering online by clicking the link below (online ticket orders incur a service fee).

The evening will take place at The Lantern Lodge, 411 N. College Street, Myerstown, Penn. Tickets & more info: 717-964-3627 or

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Christopher Vettel has starred at Gretna Theatre as Beauregard Pickett Burnside in "Mame," as Inspector Craddock in "A Murder is Announced" and as the father, Mr. Smith, in last season's hit "Meet Me in St. Louis." He has appeared in the 30th Anniversary Tour of "Annie" as Bert Healy and can be heard on the Time-Life Cast Recording. He was also in the second National Tour of "Sunset Boulevard" starring Petula Clark and has performed in the Chicago and St. Louis companies of the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" as Santa Claus. He has been fortunate to work all over the United States, including Off-Broadway in New York at The Westside Theatre, the 45th Street Theatre, and in regional theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Fireside Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre and Barrington Stage Co. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Opera Company of Boston, Opera New England, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the final concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein. For more info, visit the Chris Vettel - Fan Page on

Laura D'Andre is excited to rejoin her friends at Gretna Theatre after playing the sassy Pink Lady, Rizzo, in the 40th anniversary production of "Grease" this past summer! Broadway National Tours have included "Hair" and "Grease" (also as Rizzo) and regional credits have included "Legally Blonde" at Ogunquit Summer Theatre, "A Little Night Music" at White Plains as Petra, and "Les Miserables" in San Diego as Eponine. Laura is a native California girl, with a B.A. from UC Irvine. She just returned to NYC from The Alley Theatre where she was in "My Way - A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra." When she is not doing theatre, you can find her singing jazz at Swing 46 on Restaurant Row in NYC.

Erin Burniston appeared at Gretna Theatre as Alice in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," as Josie Cohan in "George M!" and as the ditzy Minnie Faye in "Hello, Dolly!" in our 2009 season. She had previously appeared in "Annie," "Big River," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Sweeney Todd," "Oklahoma" and "Into the Woods." Erin graduated from Elon University in NC. After her summer at Gretna, Erin swept across the country in the Second National Tour of "Spring Awakening" and performed the same show for Media Theatre, PA this past fall.

Joe Byrne appeared as the hapless, cello-playing Henrik in "A Little Night Music," as the Ziegfeld Tenor in "Funny Girl" and in the Cockney Quartet in "My Fair Lady" at Gretna Theatre during the 2011 season. He had already appeared as Motel in a tour of "Fiddler on the Roof," was in a Carbonelle Award nominated production of "A Little Night Music" as Henrik, played in "Ragtime" and in a national tour of "A Christmas Carol." He was nominated for a New Hampshire Theatre Award for his portrayal of Woof in "Hair." Television and film credits include "Ugly Betty," "Kings," "It's Complicated," "Blue Bloods" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."

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