UMES Dinner Theater Tickets On Sale(2)

  • Monday, March 29, 2010

     

    Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Dinner Theater production of "Motown and Much Mo." The musical will be performed nightly from Thursday, April 15, to Saturday, April, 17, at the Richard Henson Center ballroom.

    Catered by the university's Hotel and Restaurant Management program, the event offers a gourmet feast and plenty of entertainment by students in the UMES Drama Society, under the direction of Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, assistant professor of English and modern languages at UMES, along with faculty and staff from the university and members of the community.

    "Dinner Theater is exciting because there's so much going on," said William Wallace, president of the UMES Drama Society, who has been a part of the show for the last three years. "There's singing, dancing and acting."

    Wallace, 23, says the show features Motown hits, such as "Heat Wave," by Martha and the Vandellas and "If I Were Your Woman," by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

    This year's show is a sequel to the dinner theater production of "Motown and Mo," which was performed by the Drama Society in 2007, he said.  Both productions were written by Dameron-Johnson.

    "A lot of people came out to see that show," said Wallace, a senior who majors in history at the university. "I know the audience will really enjoy this one, too."

    Ticket prices are $35 for Thursday, April 15; $45 for Friday, April 16; and $50 for Saturday, April 17. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m. and the curtain goes up at 8 p.m.    Tickets are limited.  For tickets or more information, call 410-651-6230.

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    Candice Evans, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-6669, caevans1@umes.edu

    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu