It's a great event! Imagine the Frauenthal Center wide open and filled with entertainment of all kinds. Great food, plenty to drink and a chance to stroll the entire place to collect some stamps to grab a great prize of a night on the town in Muskegon. Well, it's happening again September 20th and the entire community is invited.
Last year it was a first time event, and people came from near and far to see what was to come in the new season, and this year, there are even more shows and events planned than last, so, your Wednesday evening will be filled with sample sized performances of all kinds of entertianment. The best part of it is... it's absolutley free to come take a look around and you'll get to see every inch of the building, including a limited amount of "behind the scenes" tours if you get the passes the night of. You'll be amazed at the back stage...under the stage, the dressing rooms, and more. It's truly a historic landmark and the normally "off limits" stuff is not to be missed.
Back out front though, the list of things to see is so long....I am going to refer you to the Frauenthal Center's website, you'll find that linked in the photo to the right. Everything gets underway at 5:30 and continues till 8:30. Some of the highlights include the Barton Organ and all it's power played by Jim Fles, musical numbers from the Muskegon Civic Theater's production of "My Way", Big Daddy Fox and Friends playing in the Ballroom, The Lafayette Woodwind Quintet and more! Again, please check the image to the right for the complete rundown of acts and times.
Linda Medema from the Frauenthal Center joined me to talk about this incredible night of fun and gathering. Not only do we talk about the evening's to do list, but we dip our toe into the entire upcoming season highlighting a few shows... including An Evening With Dr. Martin Luther King on October 5th, Annie Jr on October 14th and 15th, Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks on November 4th, and all the way into 2018 comedian Louie Anderson will be making a one night only stop at the Frau on March 9th! How's that for fun? Least we forget the Alley Door Club, the expos and of course the other special events. It's quite a list. Take a listen to our talk below.
Sitting around with nothing to do on a Wednesday? Well, you're not anymore! Let's all get together Downtown Muskegon and enjoy the fun of the open house and see what you might dig for the upcoming season! Hey, for a few minutes of your time, you will enjoy a great night out at the right price and you'll get to see first hand just how expansive and versatile our theater complex is. There is truly something for everyone. We'll see you at the Frau September 20th!