Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wanna get out of town this weekend? Moonies can get a discount on wonderful Berlin celebration

More discounts available to Moonies, this time from our own Kristopher McDowell and his theatre in Merced.

Kristopher is producing Always: the Love Story of Irving Berlin, featuring cabaret stars KT Sullivan and Mark Nader this weekend, and Moonies can get 15% off tomorrow's Opening Night performance.

Apparently Irving Berlin, "only" a musician, met and fell in love with the daughter of the head of Postal Telegraph, Ellen McKay. Ellen's father fought to keep them apart. So Irving and Ellen married secretly at City Hall. Ellen was swiftly disowned, so Irving gave her the copyright to the song Always, which brought her a pretty penny.

The show is both a concert of Berlin tunes, and an accurate historical representation of the life behind those songs.

Sounds simply lovely!

Here are the deets:

WHAT: Always: The Love Story of Irving Berlin
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Multicultural Arts Center, 645 Main St., Merced (about 90 miles east of SF)
REGULAR TICKET PRICES: $50 general admission and $45 for seniors and students in advance, $55 at the door. Includes the show and a full buffet catered by the Mansion House.

MOONIE DISCOUNT: Only $35 for buffet dinner and show for MOONIE alumni -- to redeem these seats please call Kristopher's home office at (415) 567-7719 or Claire Coleman (the Managing Director) at (209) 201-6357 and let them know how many in your party (limit is two per person) and make reservations before 12 noon tomorrow.

PS-They can also get you a 10% discount on local hotels if you inquire upon calling.

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