A crowd-pleaser now in its ninth year, Des Moines' premier costume party Hollywood Halloween will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at West End Architectural Salvage. Tickets are $100 each, or $50 for those 35 and under. A limited number of table sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from the event support the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre and education programs at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.
For ticket information, contact the Des Moines Community Playhouse at 515-277-6261 or visit www.dmplayhouse.com.
Much more than your typical costume party
This year's Hollywood Halloween will host a costume parade featuring local celebrities wearing memorable costumes from past Playhouse productions, including:
Douglas Cochrane and Samantha Aaron will reprise their roles as Edna Turnblad and Tracy Turnblad from "Hairspray"
Drake basketball greats Adam Emmenecker and Brent Heemskerk as characters from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
Liz Proctor as The White Queen from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
Wicker Van Orsdel as Cinderella
Rick Mosley as Willy Wonka from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Debbie Hubbell as Thoroughly Modern Millie
Tina Dahl as Violet Beauregarde from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Gerry and Mary Lou Neugent as Hank and Audrey Williams from "Hank Williams: Lost Highway"
Jonathan Brendemuehl as Old-Green-Grasshopper from "James and the Giant Peach"
In addition, the evening will feature a Playhouse and Halloween-themed silent auction, with unique packages including:
A pair of tickets to "The Book of Mormon" show in Chicago with hotel accommodations
A walk-on role for the Des Moines Community Playhouse upcoming production of "The Sound of Music"
Tea with the Von Trapp children and Maria from "The Sound of Music"
Behind the scenes passes for a Playhouse show
Five-night stay in a luxury New York condo
Custom mural designed and painted by Tim Wisgerhof, Playhouse resident designer
"Lounge Lizard" Steve Berry and WHO-TV's Elizabeth Klinge will serve as event emcees. Local act Final Mix will perform, and a photo booth and fortune teller will be onsite.
Designed by some of Des Moines' finest designers, tables will be Broadway and Hollywood-themed, including "Edward Scissorhands," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Next Fall" and "Art."
New this year - Raygun limited edition t-shirt
Costumes are encouraged for those attending Hollywood Halloween, however, a limited edition event t-shirt is available at Raygun for $20 for those who prefer to skip costumes. A portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales benefit the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre and education programs at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.
About the Des Moines Community Playhouse
The Des Moines Community Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.
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