American Folklore Theatre Announces “Raise the Curtain” Kick-Off Party

Join American Folklore Theatre (AFT) as it kicks off another great season of original shows at its fifth annual "Raise the Curtain" kick-off party, set for Sunday, May 25 at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor. A social hour will begin the evening at 5 pm, with a sit-down dinner to follow at 6 pm.

Since it’s inception in 2003, "Raise the Curtain" has been a huge success – over 175 people have attended each of the last four years, and a combined total of over $20,000 has been raised to ensure that ticket prices remain affordable for families. The event is a great way for the Door County community and visitors to join in the excitement of AFT’s upcoming season.

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner (choice of Beef Tips Zurich, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Vegetable Lasagna) with cash bar as they mingle with fellow AFT supporters and the wonderful company members who grace the stage, as well as work behind the scenes. Be the first to hear songs from AFT’s 2008 season line-up, including Fishing for the Moon, Lumberjacks in Love, and A Cabin with a View.

Door County businesses and Wisconsin theatres have donated great items for the silent auction. Also, “Raise the Curtain” will be the kick-off for a season-long raffle – with winners announced October 25 at the last show of the 2008 season.

Tickets for "Raise the Curtain" are $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. If patrons would like to make a further donation, they can choose to sponsor an AFT company member for an additional $40. AFT invites all company members and administration to attend the event free of charge to thank them in advance for the successful season that is to come. Reservations are due Friday, May 16.

For more information, or to register for "Raise the Curtain" please call the AFT office at 920.854.6117. Reserve your seats early – this event will sell out quickly.