Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Embatini Fundraiser to Benefit Downtown Fort Wayne's Embassy Theatre

04/20/2011 Followup Post:
Everyone who attend the Embatini Fundraiser had a great time on stage at downtown Fort Wayne's Embassy Theatre.  Upon their arrival, guests mingled, had their favorite beverage, and received a close-up view, while listening to music from the world famous Grande Page Pipe Organ. After a formal welcome from Executive Director, Kelly Updike, guests had dinner which was catered by Catablu, and then were entertained by Michael Nelaborige and Abby Ehinger.

If you love the The Historic Embassy Theatre and are looking for a unique way to help support it, then this is the event for you.  Be sure to look for information about the 2012 Embatini early in 2012 to insure your spot on stage.  Click here to see more photos of this event.  

03/16/2011 Original Post:
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Have you ever wanted to "take the stage" at the Embassy Theatre?  It is possible on April 20, 2011 by attending the Embatini.  This is the third year for this Embatini fundraiser, a dinner affair on the historic Embassy stage.

This third annual dinner affair will offer fine food, cocktails, and an intimate look at Embassy history.  Catering will be by Catablu, with desserts by DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Reservations are required.

When:  April 20, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  On the stage of the Embassy Theatre
Tickets:  $85 per person
RSVP:  Call the Embassy box office at 260.424.6287 

As the evening begins, Embassy Grande Page organist Cletus Goens will be joined by talented area entertainers Michael Nelaborige and Abby Ehinger. The trio will share songs from the Embassy’s early
years. Harvey Cocks, artistic director of the Fort Wayne Youtheatre, will recall stories from his youth, when he literally grew up inside the Embassy (then Emboyd) Theatre.  See more photos of this event by clicking here.

Since 1928, the Embassy Theatre has been the crown jewel of downtown Fort Wayne and the
surrounding counties. It is the mission of the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that receives no tax-dollar support, to maintain and preserve the building while providing the finest of entertainment.  Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features Broadway productions, headliner concerts, educational programming, community events and cinema.

Proceeds from this event support operations at the Embassy, Indiana’s largest historical theater. For more information, visit, or call 260.424.6287.

Embassy Theatre
125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260.424.6287