Metro Retro Wraps Up Summer with A Public Appearance
For the first time since the jazz and swing band originated 7 years ago, Metro Retro will be playing for the general public. The Classic Company Dinner Theater in Brooten has booked the band to play for dinner and dancing on one of its busiest nights of the year. On Saturday, August 31, Metro Retro’s quartet, featuring jazz pianist and composer Laura Caviani, will be the the theater’s main attraction.
Until now, the band (which ranges in size from a trio to a sextet) has played exclusively for private parties, corporate events, and gala fundraisers. “As soon as I met Brent Roelofs (the theater’s manager) and saw The Classic Co. Dinner Theater first hand, I knew it was an ideal place for us to play,” said Tom Wahlrobe, Metro Retro’s drummer and manager. “It’s spacious but maintains a cozy atmosphere thanks to the manner in which it’s been renovated and decorated, it serves good food, its audiences are made up of local residents of the area around Paynesville as well as summer vacationers from all over Minnesota, and the acoustics are excellent.”
Built in the early 1900s, the structure that houses the Dinner Theater served as a movie theater for many years, then sat vacant for a period of time until it was bought and converted into the Classic Company Dinner Theater. In addition to still showing movies twice per week (upgraded from film to digital), it brings in varied types of featured entertainment ranging from bands and plays to comedians and illusionists.
Check out the Theater’s Facebook page or visit its home page (www.classiccompnaydinnertheater.com) and make your dinner reservations now.
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