Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SUE DURBEC: Michael Hix and music of Chicago on tap for Theatre Arlington benefit

Is anyone ready for “A Night in the Windy City?” Theatre Arlington’s annual gala is coming up and this year’s event is not-to-be-missed by anyone who loves the band Chicago, whose members had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Michael Hix and  26 or 5 to 4, the only Chicago Tribute Band in Texas, will entertain guests at the gala.

Hix, from Arlington Music Theater, performed at the benefit last year and he was a great success, said chairwoman Diane

“Everyone wanted him back, so when we found out about his Chicago Tribute Band, we jumped on the idea for our theme,” K said.

“In addition to the great music of Chicago, the band plays a strong mix of classic rock and Motown,” Kinzlmaier said.

Sue Stevens Durbec

The gala is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Cacharel, 2221 E. Lamar Boulevard. Dress is cocktail attire and tickets are $100 a person, which includes a seated dinner by the master chefs at Cacharel.  The evening will feature a limited luxury auction with Master of Ceremonies, WFAA newsman Jim Douglas. For reservations, contact Kim Lawson at 817-261-9628 x15 or kim@theatrearlington.org.

The annual gala helps enable Theatre Arlington to present award-winning theater at affordable prices. The theater is celebrating its 40th season and is the second largest and oldest theater in Tarrant County.

The theater has operated an outreach program for at-risk students at Thornton Elementary and Crow Elementary for 18 years, and offers a summer camp for children in the AISD’s Families in Transition Program, in addition to producing nine main stage productions, including two all- youth productions, each year and operates a year-round theater school.

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