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‘Charlies Angels Nite’ returns to Ellwood House

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Hope Focus, from left, Julien Bueno, Gracie Fischer, Stephie Klewin, and Matthew Callahan, will be featured at Wooden Box Theater's Charlie's Angels Night on April 19.

The Ellwood House Visitor Center in DeKalb will host local performance group Wooden Box Theater at 4 p.m. Saturday for its production “Charlie’s Angels Nite: Full Throttle.”

The evening of theatrics, fashion, and live music will be hosted by Dan Sherrill and headlining band The Hope Focus, which also will perform original and cover music.

“This group formed specifically for this event and have shown such a daredevil attitude about their music and being in this show,” Sherrill said in a news release. “Their enthusiasm is truly contagious. Co-hosting and debuting their band at an event that’s written to show off the best rising superstars of local music and fashion modeling will be just the boost in confidence that will bring them even closer as a band.”

“Charlies Angels Nite: Full Throttle” will showcase local fashion models in themed walks they created, a format that has become a tradition with Wooden Box Theater.

“Each year of producing these fashion shows as a theater group becomes more and more of a creative venture for the models themselves,” Sherrill said in the release. “It’s their creativity that is on display, instead of a set wardrobe by other designers. They end up learning elements of live theater, event hosting, and event directing alongside modeling.”

The music lineup includes such styles as hip-hop, acoustic, and melodic rock. Scheduled performers include Daerielle Amber, Apex, Trident Deep, Miles Curtis, Jorden Sons, David Rae, Kvo, DJ Ames, Emily Nelson and Joey Gage.

Candi Jackman of Prairie State Belly Dance will perform belly dances. Brittany Todtz will display new photography, and there will be artisanal jewelry and other items for sale.

Several longtime Wooden Box Theater members will be inducted into the group’s hall of fame. Scheduled to receive awards are lead manager, percussionist, event supervisor and co-director Jade Cook, and Brittany Pivonka, a fashion consultant, lead model, and event collaborator.

“Charlies Angels Nite: Full Throttle” will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ellwood House Visitor Center, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Admission costs $5 at the door. Dress code is semiformal. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/672342766145584/.

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