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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PHANTOM'S FEAST at Hollygrove!

Holly, MI (Oct. 2014) - The cast and crew of the Michigan Renaissance Festival present an all new Halloween event in Holly, MI.

Halloween in Hollygrove is made up of two ALL NEW events to tantalize your taste for Holiday fantasy. One of these premiering events includes the dinner theatre Halloween musical, Phantom’s Feast. The event is a six course gourmet meal and an award worthy performance of your favorite cult classics.

Show synopsis

All year the Phantom waits for his most anticipated and favorite holiday of Halloween to arrive! The Phantom considers the celebration of Halloween the finest reason to invite the most fascinating creatures to his castle.

The Phantom’s guests will wine and dine on a six course gourmet feast all the while enjoying the Phantom’s favorite Halloween musicals of the bewitching season. Your favorite characters from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more come to life by command of the Phantom for your enjoyment. The evening’s festivities will include devilishly fun games, prizes, and a souvenir gift from the Phantom. Enchanting and spellbinding attire of the Halloween season is suggested and encouraged.

The vision for the Phantom’s Feast comes from the director, John Wray, and choreographer, Peter Suarez. The two partnered to create a Broadway take on a Halloween Musical. Wray, a professional writer and performer, came to the Michigan Renaissance Festival as a Tortuga Twin, and is serving well as the producer of the show. He wanted to focus the show on the fun and comical side of Halloween, rather than the more common ghoulish fright.

After assuming his role, Wray approached Peter Suarez to create a dance piece to accompany the Rock ‘N’ Roll aesthetic. Peter has years of experience working with award winning directors and choreographers. Excited to get his hands on a new project Saurez stated, “I want to stretch my choreographic muscles by working with talented and dedicated artists.” Those dedicated artists include some of the most well-known entertainers from the Michigan Renaissance Festival including, Queen Elizabeth (Caroline Jett), Princess Isaade M’Obuko (Maria Christian), The Mayor’s Wife (Suzanne Cheney) and many more. This all new event will allow avid Renaissance Festival goers a chance to see their favorite characters in their best roles yet.

Together the duo [Wray and Suarez] have exceeded the borders of ordinary genres to create a wild Rock ‘N’ Roll Halloween party. The feast borrows the “Don’t dream it, be it” philosophy of the Rocky Horror Picture show and applies it to everyone’s favorite dress-up holiday. Both commented that their favorite part of the show is the merit of the performance. The heart and soul of the cast radiates charisma and showmanship in every fingernail and follicle.

The Phantom’s Feast premieres Saturday October 18th. The dates continue Sunday the 19th of October as well as the following weekend evenings October 25th and 26th.

Tickets are available on the Halloween in Hollygrove website,, or by calling the MRF office at 248-634-5552.

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