The Chase County Hospital Foundation will be hosting the first ever Dessert Theater on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Chase County High School in Imperial.
Theme for the event is “Sounds of Broadway and Other Places.”
So what happens at a Dessert Theater?
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a light hors d’oeuvres and dessert social. There will be a variety offood including fruit plates, meat and cheese, cheese cake, fruit and cream pies and more. Participants may want to eat a light meal before attending, but leave room for the desserts when they arrive at the social.
The social will be followed by a short program recognizing those who have supported the CCH Foundation along with an update on current Foundation work.
At 8 p.m., entertainment featuring hits from the past 20 years of Imperial Community Players productions plus other musical numbers will begin.
“We have some excellent local talent who will be performing during the evening. I think those attending will really enjoy it,” said Randy Vlasin, Executive Director of the CCH Foundation.
Featured performers will include Doug Ohlson, Jeremy Vlasin, Jill Bauerle, Christy Boggs, Tonya Bush, Father Bernard Lorenz and Ron Moritz. They will be performing hits from musicals such as Singin’ in The Rain, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity, Porgy & Bess, Grease and others.
Another artist, who no longer resides in Chase County but is certainly no stranger to the area, is Dr. J. Gordon Christensen. Mr. C, as he is commonly known, will be making the trip back to Imperial from Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he serves as Director of Music for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Dr. Christensen served the Chase County Schools for many years as the elementary music instructor.
“We were really pleased when Mr. C said he would be happy to take part in this event. He will be providing piano accompaniment for the singers,” stated Vlasin.
According to Vlasin, “The Foundation was looking for a unique event where we could show appreciation to those who have supported our work as well as raise awareness of current Foundation efforts. We want this to be a fun and entertaining activity for the community as well.”
The event is open to the public. Advance tickets for the event are $8 per person or $15 per couple. At the door, price will be $10 per person or $18 per couple.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Vlasin at 308-882-7379 or emailing him at
Advance tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, Feb. 24.