Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GL Dinner Theater, "Carol & Al's Wedding in Switzerland", March 3, 2012

On March 3, 2012, Saturday, the Grand Lodge held a Dinner Theater Fundraiser at the MMC. Proceeds of the fundraiser will be allocated to a youth-related project of the Grand Lodge.
The play was created and directed by RWB Stano Spina, JGW. Sets and decoration were done by Sis Bernice Blakeman.
On the right is a picture of some of the Spinoza Dancers and cast.

The room started to fill.

 WB and Ladies of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189.

There was a Silent Auction, with prizes donated by some of the Lodges and Grand Lodge Officers.

At the door, collecting dinner tickets and selling tickets for the Silent Auction, Special Auction and 50/50 Draw were MWB Ted Jones, Grand Secretary, RWB Junn Manalang, Grand Director of Ceremonies and Sis Lisa Manalang.

Our daughter, Anna, and two of her friends attended.
It was a prime rib dinner with all the fixin's.

With the director, RWB Stano Spina, JGW.

How many paparazi does it take to cover a dinner theater fundraiser?

MWB Chibu Uson (L) and MWB Steve Kane (R), both using a Canon D60.

The opening scene being introduced by Sis Linda Spina.
Lighting was directed by Bro Trevor Odgers.

The band getting their instruments from the Retsbew Pawnshop.

The band trying out their instruments.
L to R: MWB Clay Munz, band leader and accordion; Bro Dan Freeman, drums; MWB Chibu Uson, guitar; and Bro Peter Small, saxophone

The play was interactive. Audience participation was encouraged.

During the intermission, RWB Doug Webster, SGW and Sis Val Webster yodeled.
A yodeling contest was then held. The male winner was RWB Jeff Chartrand.

Taking a break are the Director, RWB Stano Spina, JGW and Johann, one of the band members.

The second scene starts with the preparations for the wedding.

 All set for the wedding ...
Nice duds, RWB Al!
What is that in your ear, RWB Al?
 Here come the bride, groom and their party.
The wedding commences, with Sis Bernice Blakeman officiating. She took off the cotton in RWB Al's ears.

 You may now kiss the bride.
What the GAOTU has joined together, let no man put asunder.
 Let's party!
The Spinoza Dancers
 Throwing and catching the bridal bouquet.
Sis Mae caught the bouquet.
 The groom taking the garter from the bride.
Higher ...

Higher ...

Got it!
Catch the garter, guys!
VWB Bert Manalang caught it.
The last song, "So Long, Farewell".

Frauleins 1 & 2: Dana Homenic (L) and Irene Bak (R)
 Special royal-like wave from Sis Mae.

Flowers for Sis Bernice.
The Munzters playing some songs after the play.
It was an evening of fun. Everyone enjoyed the dinner, the play, the auctions and the fellowship.
By the way, the winner of the 50/50 Draw was VWB Bert Manalang, who bought the very last ticket sold.

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