When You Wish Upon A Star

Left: John Michael Dias – Right: Kevin Santos

New Bedford Festival Theatre will celebrate the holidays with a reception entitled “When You Wish Upon a Star” honoring multi-talented performer, John Michael Dias Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5 to 8 pm at the Hawthorne Country Club, Dartmouth, MA

John Michael Dias, originally from Tiverton, RI, has been associated with Festival Theatre as a performer and costume designer and has recently played Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS in Chicago and the National Tour. His varied theatrical experiences have ranged from Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Jekyll & Hyde, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Beauty and the Beast (all for Festival Theatre) as well as Chicago and Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. Presently living in NYC, he is currently working on the soon to open Broadway production of SCANDALOUS.

Festival Theatre will also honor Kevin Santos, local businessman and restaurateur, as Man of the Year for his generous and enthusiastic support of the performing arts.

The event will include a sumptuous buffet, cash bar, a special raffle, and Al Deston at the keyboard. Mr. Dias will also entertain with some of his favorite vocal selections.

Tickets are $35 for Members of Friends of Festival Theatre and $40 for non-members and can be obtained at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Box Office – 508.994.2900 or by calling Festival Theatre – 508.991.5212.

“When You Wish Upon a Star” is a fundraising event for Festival Theatre, a not-for-profit theatre company.

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