Meadow Brook Theatre gets BeWitched and BeDazzled

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Meadow Brook Theatre gets BeWitched and BeDazzled

The MBT Guild will be conducting a unique and brand new event called Bewitched & BeDazzled held off-campus.

The MBT Guild will be conducting a unique and brand new event called Bewitched & BeDazzled held off-campus.

Mary Mitchell

The MBT Guild will be conducting a unique and brand new event called Bewitched & BeDazzled held off-campus.

Mary Mitchell

Mary Mitchell

The MBT Guild will be conducting a unique and brand new event called Bewitched & BeDazzled held off-campus.

Robert Andrews, Staff Reporter

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The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is proud to present its newest fundraising event in support of Meadow Brook Theatre here at Oakland University. BeWitched & BeDazzled and will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. off campus at the  Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility, located in Shelby Township.

“Our main focus and goal is to support Meadow Brook Theater,” said MBT Guild co-chair Terri Bendes. “All of your fundraisers and time goes here to the theater to make sure everyone can continue to come and enjoy Meadow Brook.”

Bewitched & BeDazzled is a unique and brand new event that the MBT Guild will be conducting. The theme of this event puts the common stereotype of witches away as guests and performers are encouraged to dress up as more beautiful witches, instead of the common scary witches.

The Guild has a lot planned for their guests. They will have 31 vendors for guests to shop, some of which include Fun Fur Design, Funky Threads and Queen Bee. Raffle drawings, a silent auction, lunch, a cash bar, cider and donuts and a special performance from Broadway’s Tyrick Wiltez Jones are just some of the activities planned for the event.

Guests that dress up and are in the costume contest have the chance to win season tickets to plays at Meadow Brook Theatre. Some of the prizes include season passes to all of the plays performed at the theatre, with the value of 500 dollars.

With the theme of the fundraiser being witches, MBT Guild members will be greeting guests in costume and handcrafted witch hats. The guests will able to bid for one of the 12 hats in a silent auction.

Once lunch starts, the winners of the silent auction will be announced.

“The ladies will then be entertained by one of the performers that has come here from Broadway several times, has done plays here at Meadow Brook and his name is Tyrick Wiltez Jones,” Bendes said. “[He’s] just a fabulous young man. He is also on the board here at Meadow Brook. He is very supportive of what we do at the theater and we can’t thank him enough because he is not charging us at all.”

Jones will be performing clips from Broadway and Disney plays.

Tickets for the event are still on sale and are 50 dollars a ticket. Tables can also be reserved for larger groups as well. Tickets can be purchased at the Meadow Brook Theatre box office located on the second floor of Wilson Hall.

“The theater here itself is extremely supportive and helpful when we do our events and they are willing to sell our tickets here at the box office, which they wouldn’t have to do that. We can’t thank the theater people here enough for their support of our events,” Bendes said.

Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is a non-profit has been been in existence for over 30 years and are the theatre’s largest contributor.

Questions and information about the event can be found at the box office or emailed at  [email protected].