Monday, September 21, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s Spaghetti & Song will satisfy cravings for good music and good food

 By Cheryl Thornburg
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Be prepared to be entertained and well-fed this weekend as Fleetwood Community Theatre presents its annual fundraiser, Spaghetti & Song. The event is one of the best entertainment bargains in Berks County as some of the area’s best singers present non-stop music while the audience is enjoying a spaghetti dinner at St. Paul’s UCC in Fleetwood.
When not on stage, the singers double as wait staff. This year’s theme is “Dinner With Disney,” so all of the music comes from Disney films. The production includes  “Reflections” from “Mulan,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” “If I Can’t Love Her” from “Beauty And The Beast,” “Baby Mine” from “Dumbo,” “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” and “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from “The Lion King,” just to name a few.
Sharing their talents this year are Erin and Bob Aregood, Jason Denlinger, Stephen and Sofia Stankiewicz, Katie Spencer, Cheyenne Hails, Josh Evert, Ryan Cunningham, Kaylin Wittmeyer, Mike Confalone, Emily Leiboff, Bridget Ottinger, Aleko and Sophia Zeppos, Hunter-Willow Jones, Andrew Bausher and Sienna Cowley.
 Many of the younger performers have just wrapped up Reading Civic Theatre’s incredible production of “Les Miserables,” the high school version, directed by  Jeanette DeAngelo, who also is the director/choreographer for this show.
Pianists are Sue Folk and Kevin Cooper.
Dinner is served Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s social room, 5 W. Arch St. in Fleetwood. The all-you can-eat spaghetti dinner includes pasta with a choice of sauce, salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage for $12 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Dinner without pasta is $10.
The menu is by Chef Jeffrey Jones: Spaghetti) with your choice of sauce:
• Traditional red ­— from scratch, a delicious blend of pureed tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic and spices. Tangy, with a hint of sweetness.
• Roasted Sweet Pepper Marinara -- Fire roasted multicolored bell peppers and tomatoes, with onions and garlic, slow simmered for a chunky, smokey tang with just the slightest hint of heat.
• Alfredo -- traditional buttery, garlicky, creamy goodness, a mixture of heavy cream, cheese, stock, and spices.
• Sliced Italian meatball- A traditional style meatball made with saute`ed aromatics (onion, celery, garlic and bell pepper) seared and basted with a tomato based glaze, thinly sliced and served over your choice of sauce.
• Baked Tuscan Texas Turkey Chili — a cultural culinary fusion of a Tuscan inspired baked penne pasta with tomatoes, sweet peppers and onion blended with a mild Texas inspired turkey chili with green chilis, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese.
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Fleetwood Community Theatre was founded in 1988 by those who love the theatre, to teach others about loving the theatre.  FCT is A Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization of theatre lovers currently planning its 26th season. FCT is committed to the education and development of the membership within the theatre arts program by offering opportunities to all ages both on-stage and behind the scenes.


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