Masonic Center, Grand Forks
Thursday, July 28th
There are social events where you go to see and be seen.
And then there's the Firemen's Ball, where we say, "What happens at the Ball, stays at the Ball."
This raucous good time put on by the Fire Hall Theatre takes place on July 28at the Masonic Center in downtown Grand Forks. The inter-active dinner theatre revolves around a fictional Firemen's Ball. Each year the storyline changes. This year the Firemen decided to celebrate the 1980s, complete with 10 iconic tribute acts: Madonna, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Axl Rose, Blondie, Pat Benetar, Boy George, Elton John, Cindy Lauper, and Prince will all compete for best performance.
However, when the Mayor (played by Terry Dullum) shows up no one is happy to see him. He recently announced steep budget cuts for City employees, including laying off some fire fighters. Then a freak accident happens and the Mayor is hit on the head. Now he thinks it's 1984 when the City coffers were flush. Bonuses for everyone! But will he sign the new contracts before he comes to his senses? It's up to the guests to convince him that it really is 1984. Guests are invited to dress in their very ugliest 1980's fashions (that shouldn't be too hard).
There will be dancing to 1980's tunes spun by D.J. Lori Barrett, a buffet catered by Denny Blackmun of Joe Black's, a cash bar featuring a "Purple Rain" cocktail, as well as a "Tricky Tray" auction and the sensational Venetian Hour - a spread of decadent desserts. No one goes away hungry, but your sides may ache from laughing.
Book a single ticket for all this fun for $55, or a table for 8 is $400. But tables are going fast; so call 777-4090 to reserve your seat at the 3rd annual Firemen's Ball!
*The Firemen's Ball is the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre's major fundraising event. All proceeds will go toward completing the $100,000 brick repair on the Fire Hall Theatre. Donations greatly appreciated.
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