Sunday, February 15, 2004

Catch 'Footlights' at Arnold's today

If you're still trying to decide what to do today, here's the "don't miss" for musical theaters fans.

Eric Santagata (On the Town, The Wild Party, The Boys From Syracuse) will emcee The Cincinnati Enquirer's first Footlights cabaret of 2004. Joining him in the courtyard at Arnold's Bar & Grill will be several friends from the Class of 2004 including (in alphabetical order) Doug Barton, Ashley Brown, Emily Jones, Geoff Packard, Lindsay Pier and Betsy Wolfe. (Next stop Broadway. I'm serious.)

The show will include songs from The Mystery of Edwin Drood (which plays Feb. 26-March 7 at CCM on the University of Cincinnati campus), a sneak preview of the senior showcase that plays New York in April, and a sing-along and will benefit League of Cincinnati Theatres. You can also find out everything you ever wanted to know about pursuing a life in theater during the question-and-answer session.

Footlights is the Enquirer's series of one-of-a-kind events that invites you behind-the-scenes to meet local theaters while spotlighting downtown restaurants.

Tickets are $30 (show only) and tax deductible. There will be some tickets available at the door. Doors open at 4 p.m. for a 4:30 p.m. performance. Arnold's is at 210 E. Eighth St. Call the restaurant at 421-6234 for reservations. You will be asked to hold your reservation with a credit card.

For general information, call Jackie Demaline at 768-8530.

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