Cabaret planned to aid program in Northville
Apr. 2, 2013 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
‘All the proceeds from this Cabaret For A Cause dinner will help fund the Sprouts autism program at Thornton Creek Elementary School, The first $1,000 in donations will be matched by the Northville Educational Foundation’
Chocolates, dinner and an original musical cabaret are all part of the effort to help support a new music and arts therapy program for autistic children in Northville. The program has enlisted the help of the Northville Educational Association, Eastern Michigan University professors, a professional artist, a chocolate maker and the highly acclaimed musical group, Encore!
Encore! is the Eastern Michigan University musical performance group that will perform following a special dinner at Genitti’s Restaurant and Theater beginning at 6 p.m. April 11. Following a five-course family-style Italian dinner and silent auction, the performers will take to the stage. The cost for the special event is $35 per person and tickets are available by calling (248) 349-0522.
All the proceeds from this Cabaret For A Cause dinner will help fund the Sprouts autism program at Thornton Creek Elementary School, The first $1,000 in donations will be matched by the Northville Educational Foundation.
Additionally, during April, which is Autism Awareness Month nation- ally, there will be an original water- color artwork on display in the window of Chocolates by Renee on Main Street in downtown Northville. The work is being completed by professional artist Lisa Richter, the aunt of one of the Sprouts students.
Chocolates by Renee owner Stephanie Tortoni will also be offering a special handmade chocolate during April, and a portion of the profits from the sale of the treats will go toward the Sprouts program, too.
The original musical program at Genitti’s, Cabaret for A Cause, will be written by Eastern Michigan University Music Director and former LasVegas musician and director Ryan Phillips and the choreography for the cabaret will be created by veteran Broadway hoofer and current Eastern professor Phil Simmons. Honorary chairman of the event, Bill Brown said “Excitement about the Cabaret for a Cause fundraiser that will benefit the Sprouts music experience program continues to grow. I am extremely grateful for the support shown by Genitti’s Restaurant, EMU Theater and the Northville Educational Foundation.”
During the Cabaret For A Cause event, there will be a silent auction featuring Red Wings tickets, a professional photography package, a spa package and many other items donated to help the program.
A cash bar will be available during the evening.
Genitti’s is located at 108 East Main St. Free parking is available on Main Street and behind the restaurant. |News Plymouth Michigan