Break out your lederhosen and brush up your polka! The first annual Oktoberfest in support of Young At Heart Musical Theatre For Seniors is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at Memorial Hall in the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
In typical Oktoberfest fashion, the event will feature the food, fun and oompah-pah of Germany. Expect beer, sausage, pretzels and fantastic entertainment.
Island favourite, Joey Kitson, will lead the The Leder-hosers!, a band formed specifically for the event. Decked–out in unflattering short pants and ill-fitting Tyrolean hats will be musicians Doug Millington, Perry Williams, Bob Nicholson, Reg Ballagh, Peter Bevan-Baker, Daryl Gallant, special guest accordionist, Don Fraser, and singer Catherine O’Brien.
The evening will feature, rock, jazz, pop and R&B tunes as well as some rollicking polkas!
Tickets are twenty dollars each and proceeds will go to support The Young At Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors Company.
The FIRST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST will offset costs for their new production, Dr. Magnificent’s Travelling Musical Medicine Show .This original, one-hour musical recounts the tale disguised Confederate General, Dr. Magnificent, who travels about Prince Edward Island in 1864 and encounters, among others, Lou-loubelle, an escaped house slave, and Jean-Francois, a French Canadian stevedore and pick pocket/magician.