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September 23, 2018

CNY Arts Center launches Dinner Theatre Partnership


FULTON – In collaboration with the new ownership of Thunder Island, CNY Arts Center is excited to announce an expansion into dinner theatre pairing dinner and a show at the Oasis Room at Thunder Island, 21 Wilcox Road, just south of Fulton off Route 48.

Adam Schmidtmann, seen here in an archival photo with Molly Brown from this summer's Bye Bye Birdie, directs A Tribute to Walt: A Culinary Cabaret, CNY Arts Center's holiday dinner theatre in collaboration with Thunder Island at the Oasis.

Adam Schmidtmann, seen here in an archival photo with Molly Brown from this summer’s Bye Bye Birdie, directs A Tribute to Walt: A Culinary Cabaret, CNY Arts Center’s holiday dinner theatre in collaboration with Thunder Island at the Oasis.

On December 15, 16 and 17, the Arts Center will present A Tribute to Walt: a Culinary Cabaret, under the direction of Adam Schmidtmann, Gina Holsopple as music director and Jessie Dobrzynski as choreographer.

The December 16 performance will also offer late night comedy with Top Hat Solutions.

The holiday musical tribute to Walt Disney will entertain audiences with popular songs from his musical kingdom.

With a mix of adult and youth in the cast, songs from both Broadway and movies will entertain audiences including songs from Mulan, The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The director promises a lot of dancing, such as a “Positoovity” tap number from The Little Mermaid and more group numbers, solos, duets, and even trios.

“It’s a great way to slow the hectic pace of the holidays and enjoy a little toe-tapping fun,” said Schmidtmann. “And, we couldn’t be more excited to pair it with dinner at the Oasis. We truly hope the community will embrace and support this new venture so we can plan for more ‘dinner and a show’ weekends at the Oasis in 2018.”

Audience members will enjoy a full meal before the show provided by the Oasis.

Performances run December 15 and 16 with dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m.

Sunday’s performance, December 17, will serve lunch at 2 p.m. with show following at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s performance will be followed by late night entertainment from Top Hat Solutions Comedy Troupe. Cabaret audiences will receive half price tickets for the improv company that has been entertaining audiences and developing repertoire at the CNY Arts Center HotSpot.

Under the direction of Jess Tetro, the company will return in 2018 with quarterly comedy nights at the downtown location.

Show only tickets for A Tribute to Walt: A Culinary Cabaret will be available at the door but dinner reservations must be made in advance.

For ticket information and more details, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).

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