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Support The orpheum Theatre at our birthday fundraiser
Join us for The Orpheum's Birthday this year with our Speakeasy soiree. The Orpheum Theatre was founded 107 years ago on August 21st, 1916 and it has remained a pillar of art, beauty, and community in Galesburg since then. This year, we are celebrating our birthday and raising money so we can celebrate our past and future all as one.
Based off the highly popular Stage Door Speakeasy of summers past, this Speakeasy Soiree will have the same spirit of its namesake pop-up stage lounge: an ambiance that reflects the gin mills of bygone days. Speakeasy Soiree guests can expect to enjoy prohibition-era themed cocktails, card games, and hors d’oeuvres while the victrola radiates vintage tunes. Guests will also find themselves witnessing classic silent films, showing the antics of Buster Keaton or Charles Chaplin, all the while taking in the occasional set of ragtime music played live on The Orpheum’s baby grand piano! The fundraiser will also include a silent auction where, among other items, guests can bid on sets of vintage Orpheum Theatre seats to bring a piece of theatre history into their own home!
The ‘20s are roaring back! Join us at the Speakeasy soiree, a prohibition-era themed fundraiser, serving popular 1920s drinks on The Orpheum stage, hosting dancing and music, as well as a silent auction. Come cool off this summer and let yourself get lost in the ambiance of a old-fashioned gin joint, complete with mysterious guests, silent films, and of course: ragtime music!
dudd up and don your dancing shoes!
...you can learn some great dance moves on August 11th at our dance workshop!
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