FEBRUARY 16, 2011

3rd Annual “Oscar Night: Turning the Oscar Party on Its Head”

Fund-raiser set for Sunday, Feb. 27

CAVE CREEK – Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) is inviting you to be a part of its “social network” at its 3rd Annual “Oscar Night: Turning the Oscar Party on Its Head” fund-raiser set for Sunday, February 27 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek.

“Enjoy the ceremony broadcast with commercials pre-empted by DFT live entertainment. Come dressed in your Hollywood finest or cowboy boots. And, be part of the buzz leading up to the event by joining our online Facebook conversations. In honor of the blockbuster hit, The Social Network, we’ll host several contests leading up to February 27,” said Meribeth Reeves, Desert Foothills Theater’s managing director.

Beginning this week, Desert Foothills Theater will host several contests on its Facebook page with prizes ranging from tickets to see legendary film stars Debbie Reynolds and Mitzi Gaynor at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in February and March to Harkins movie tickets and iTunes cards. In addition, Facebook fans who answer DFT trivia questions correctly will be entered to win tickets to DFT’s “A Dee Dee Musical Revue,” running March 24 through April 3, and created by Emmy award-winning choreographer Dee Dee Wood and Dan Kurek.

Live pre-show entertainment will be provided and Harold’s will have the Academy Awards televised on a large projection screen and several flat-screen TVs.

“Our attendees last year said the best part of the event is being able to share laughter and conversation with friends. We listened and will allow much more time during commercial breaks for all to enjoy the best things in life—good times with good friends all while benefiting Desert Foothills Theater,” Reeves said.

Tickets include dinner, entertainment and soft drinks. VIP tickets are available for $60 and include goody bags for each person, two bottles of wine at each table, preferred seating and more. Proceeds benefit the Desert Foothills Theater and Desert Foothills Theater Gecko Teatro youth theater program.

To purchase tickets, visit www.desertfoothillstheater.com, or call 480-488-1981.