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Take A Bow Showcase presents Broadway dinner show

A scene from “The Addams Family Musical” features, clockwise from lower left, Gabriella Pope, Dawn Kohlfeld, Robert S. Hopwood and Matt Pope.
A scene from “The Addams Family Musical” features, clockwise from lower left, Gabriella Pope, Dawn Kohlfeld, Robert S. Hopwood and Matt Pope. Take A Bow Showcase

Take A Bow Showcase will present “For the Love of Broadway,” a dining and entertainment celebration, Friday through Sunday in the Banquet and Visitor’s Center at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Belleville.

It will include songs, scenes and characters from blockbuster stage and movie musicals plus specialty buffet meals from the Shrine Restaurant. Tickets are $35 for adults, $17.50 for ages 5-12 and free for 4 and younger. Call 618-409-0015 or email ordertickets@charter.net today to reserve a table.

Entertainment all three days will include a pre-show by the Rising Stars group as guests arrive and a two-act dinner show by the Take A Bow performers and orchestra. The show includes memorable moments from early classics, including “South Pacific” and “My Fair Lady,” and popular contemporary shows, such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Mamma Mia.” Younger guests will enjoy moments from family favorites, such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Cinderella.”

Friday and Saturday buffet meals will include salads, carved roast beef, chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. The Sunday specialty brunch includes breakfast entrees and side dishes, fruit and pastries in addition to salad, roast beef, chicken, pork tenderloin, beverages and desserts.

The pre-show begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30. The Sunday pre-show starts at 12:15 p.m., brunch is at 1 and the show begins at 2 p.m.

The “For the Love of Broadway” cast and orchestra include: Breanne Alvarez, Isabella Bequette, Paul Blecha, Anna Bowman, Ella Bowman, Kevin Bowman, Emma Brunworth, Hannah Cross, Chasity Cueto, Christina DeBoer, Michael Green, Molly Gould, Joe Hoffmann, Robert S. Hopwood, Jeremiah Howard, Sophia Howard, Elaine Joost, Devon Kirsch, Dawn Kohlfeld, Adrianna McCullough, Shawn McCullough, Jawaun Pearson, Gabriella Pope, Jesse Pope, Mary Grace Pope, Matt Pope, Clare Raney, Aloisia Rickert, Leontine Rickert, Karen Riesenberger, Alyssa Scherer, Claudia Sierra, Flo Terry, Maryann Totsch Hopwood, Anne von Brecht, Sean Wagner and orchestra conductor Ralph Schlesinger, all of Belleville; Maya Reyes of Fairview Heights; Gabriella Wuller of Freeburg; Karen Asbury and Kohl Rakers of Millstadt; Dave Hollinshead of Red Bud; Sydney Stogner of Shiloh; Seth Howard, Michael Oelkers of St. Louis; Ashley Downs of Swansea; Sharon Ebersohl, Lauren Eichholz, Sara Gottman, Caetlyn Van Buren, and Solomon Wilken of Waterloo.

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