Commentary by Melissa Hook, Marketing & Events Manager Civic Theatre
Civic Theatre has a unique opportunity to give back to the local arts community. Backstage Brews’ “Young Frankenstein,” sponsored by Drewry Simmons Vornehm, is Nov. 1 at the Tarkington. Proceeds benefit Civic Theatre programs throughout the year.
Sample delicious beer from four local breweries, including Black Acre Brewing Company, Four Day Ray Brewing, Taxman Brewing Co. and Upland Brewery. For non-beer drinkers, Vino Mobile Bar will offer four selections of wine. Four Day Ray and City Barbeque will bring tasty treats to eat while you do your tasting.
Backstage Brews is your chance to see what no one else sees while prowling around the hidden passageways of the Tarkington. You’ll have a chance to go on-stage, backstage, under the stage, in the orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms and everywhere in between. Win prizes from local businesses in the trivia contest, and get a discount on tickets to see “Young Frankenstein” at Civic, in its final weekend.
The brewers will be set up at a variety of locations within the theatre and ready to pour samples of their latest creations. All you have to do is find them, and try them. Everyone who attends gets a commemorative Civic Theatre pint glass to keep.
Don’t miss your chance to see the elaborate sets from the Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein,” which can be seen for one more weekend only, Nov. 3, 4, 5 at Civic Theatre.
Tickets for Backstage Brews may be purchased online at civictheatre.org/backstage or by phone at 317-843-3800. Must be 21 and older. Must have a valid drivers’ license. Designated driver tickets may be purchased for $10.