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50th Anniversary Dinner & Concert – April 25, 2020

Due to the nature of this special program, only 190 tickets are available and ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. The deadline for ticket purchases is midnight, Wednesday, April 8. There will be NO door sales for this event.

Dave Wickerham

 

The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society (PATOS) will mark its 50th Anniversary with a special gala occasion featuring the PATOS Mighty Wurlitzer on Saturday, April 25th at Keystone Oaks Auditorium in Dormont. This momentous event will include pre-dinner entertainment, followed by a catered dinner, and then a full concert by Dave Wickerham.

“Not many arts organizations survive long enough to celebrate 50 years!” says Dale Abraham, president of the Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society. “We have had the pleasure of maintaining and presenting theatre organ in Pittsburgh for the past 50 years, and we aim to keep the instrument and its unique music alive for decades to come.”

Dave Wickerham is the perfect theatre organist to help us celebrate. He’s been a Pittsburgh favorite, but his last appearance here was in 2015. His return is far overdue, and as an award-winning Theatre Organist of the Year, his supreme talent dazzles audiences all across the country.

The festivities commemorating our 50th year will begin at 4:30 PM on April 25th with pianist Rowan Belt, followed by the screening of Buster Keaton’s silent short “Balloonatic” accompanied on the Wurlitzer by Dale Abraham.

A catered dinner will then be served starting at 5:30 with Dave Wickerham performing the marquee concert 7:30.

There’s more! Historical photographs and other memorabilia celebrating the evolution of PATOS will be on display in the auditorium lobby. Also expect a door prize or two!

“A fiftieth birthday only comes around once, so we are going to do it up big,” says Dale Abraham.

Due to the nature of this special program, only 190 tickets are available and ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. The deadline for ticket purchases is midnight, Wednesday, April 8. There will be NO door sales for this event.

Admission is $30, which includes pre-show entertainment, a catered dinner, and the full concert. Kids and students are half-price.

Tickets may be purchased online here: www.showclix.com/event/PATOSfifty