For an evening of matchless mirth and uproarious laughter, don’t miss the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition’s (SGAAC) annual fundraiser, the “Match Game.” This year’s program of hilarity and comedic high jinks will be presented on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Gard Theater in downtown Spring Green.
Watch local celebrities wittily answer fill-in-the-blank questions asked by emcee David Daniel, core company actor with American Players Theatre. This year’s Match Game celebrities include Douglas Larson-Sell, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church; Becky Schinker, choral director at River Valley High School; Kris Stoddard, executive director of the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce; the culinary team of chef Bob McQuade and chef Jerry Kohls; Sara Young, communications director at American Players Theatre; and Marcus Truschinski, another veteran of the stage and the American Players Theatre core company.
Announcer for the event will be Terry Kerr, president of SGAAC. Virtuoso keyboardist Ted Frank will provide musical accompaniment to the comedic festivities. Contestants will be recruited from the audience, and fabulous prizes will awarded to the winning contestants.
Advance tickets are available ($15 for adults and $10 for children under age 15) at the Spring Green General Store, Nina’s Department Store, Arcadia Books, and Pamela’s Fine Jewelry. The event has been highly popular in previous years, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door on the night of the performance.
Funds raised from the Match Game will be paired with grant funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board. The money will then be distributed by SGAAC in the form of Creative Community Grants to help underwrite projects and programs of local artists and art and cultural organizations in the River Valley Area.
For more information about SGAAC and the Match Game, continue to check this website or tune into The Morning Show on WRCO (100.9 FM) on Tuesday, April 7 at 9:10 a.m. when host Ron Fruit will interview SGAAC president Terry Kerr, emcee David Daniel and the talented scriptwriter for The Match Game, John Christensen.