Performance Network bets on a Tony Award/casino party fundraiser
Performance Network Theatre, located at 120 East Huron, recently announced that it will host "Bettin' on Broadway" — a Tony Awards viewing party fundraiser featuring poker, roulette and blackjack — on Sunday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
In a press release, PNT artistic director David Wolber said, “It’s not the oldest established permanent floating crap-game in New York, but it will be a rip-roaring good time. We’re transforming the entire space into a casino, complete with a full bar, plentiful food and munchies, a roulette wheel, and tons of raffles and prizes.”
The party won't end until the final Tony award is announced, and the party's full bar will include mixed drinks, as well as wine and beer, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Guests will play for chips, which can be turned in for raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including getaway packages, retail items, art, and gift certificates. Multiple televisions positioned around the space will broadcast the Tony Awards.
PNT executive director Carla Milarch said, “We know that theatre lovers across Ann Arbor will be watching the Tony Awards, rooting for their favorite actors, actresses and plays. Now, we’re inviting them out to join the other theatre geeks in town, and put money down on their favorites while enjoying the camaraderie and supporting our very own professional theatre. Funds raised from the party will support the Children’s Theatre Network as well as other PNT programs.”
Tickets for the party are $75 and include $100 in gambling chips, 2 beer/wine drink tickets, and unlimited food, fun and merriment. $50 of each ticket is a tax-deductible contribution to the theatre. A 50/50 raffle with a minimum prize of $250 will also be held.