Queens Theatre’s fund-raiser offers a movable feast of arts

Performers at the Queens Theatre's fund-raiser include Edmar Castaneda (pictured). Photo courtesy Queens Theatre
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Queens Theatre’s annual fund-raiser this year billed as “A Movable Musical Feast” promises to deliver tuneful music, culinary delights and, yes, plenty of moving about the building.

“We will have performances in the main lobby, inner lobby, cabaret space and the main stage,” Sydney Pratt, marketing manager for the theater, said. “People will move around.”

The end-of-the-season event, which takes place on Monday, June 17, includes raffles, a silent auction, cocktails and dinner, Pratt said.

And this being an organization dedicated to the performing arts, attendees should also expect an array of entertainment options.

Monday’s lineup includes Queens-based harpist Edmar Castaneda, singer and Broadway actress Tsidii Le Loka and ballroom dancers Paul Ru Bao and Lulu, who will tear up the floor with their tango moves, Pratt said.

Queens Theatre will also present honors to actor Robert Wuhl and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) for their “outstanding contributions to the arts.”

Single tickets are $250 and can be purchased at the theater’s box office through Monday.

Although the price may be twice as much as an orchestra seat on Broadway, Pratt said the night will provide phenomenal entertainment and good food in a relaxing environment. It also helps one of the borough’s cultural jewels.

“You will be supporting one of the best, in my opinion, theater’s in Queens,” Pratt said. “It’s a good way to give back and help a local arts organizati­on.”

If you go

The 2013 Queens Theatre Gala

Monday, June 17, starting at 6 pm

14 United Nations Ave. South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tickets are $250

(718) 760-0064

Posted 2:34 am, June 14, 2013
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