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Three area theaters combining for musical

Three area theater groups are combining forces for a special musical performance in November.

The Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater, Polo Area Community Theater, and Morrison Music Theatre Association will be joining together for the first time ever to perform one big concert of Broadway music on Nov. 12-14.

Dylan Hinrichs is the musical director.

They will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the world by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

MTI created this revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event, all performed over the same weekend. Several countries and theaters from all 50 states will be participting in this event.

A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical revue from shows including Rent, Into the Woods, Annie, Once on This Island, High School Musical, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins.

“MTI’s All Together Now! is about bringing people back to the theatre, whether as audience members or cast, crew and musicians,” said MTI President and CEO, Drew Cohen. “The revue features songs from the world’s most iconic musicals, so there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Our goal with this worldwide event is for organizations to provide hope, inspiration and excitement to their communities through the transformative power of musical theatre.”

The Mighty Richland Players Dessert Theater in Orangeville, located at 203 High Street, will open the performances on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. This is stadium seating only, no dessert will be provided for this show.

The Saturday, Nov. 13 performance will be held in Polo at their theater located at 117 N. Franklin. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Morrison will have a Sunday, Nov. 14 performance at 2 p.m. The performance will be held at Morrison Institute of Technology, 701 Portland Ave.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.polotheatre.org.

For more information, please e-mail Kim at qsouls@hotmail.com, or info@polotheatre.org.