Hollywood Revisited fashion show for Dyslexia Center on Nov. 12

From contributed information

You are invited to a Hollywood fashion show fund-raiser to support the Dyslexia Center in Freeport, which serves dyslexic children at no cost. The event, titled Hollywood Revisited, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, at Freeport Masonic Temple, 305 W. Stephenson St., Freeport.

Greg Schreiner, brother of Rockford’s Lee Schreiner, who grew up in Orangeville, is returning from Los Angeles with his original Hollywood costumes and a musical revue. He has presented his show at various venues, on cruise ships and at the Republican National Convention in San Diego. For over 25 years, he has amassed the largest collection of movie costumes anywhere. He hires professional actors and actresses who wear the costumes to sing and dance, performing songs appropriate to the period represented.

His website, Hollywoodrevisited.com, states: “Experience what it’s like to watch the stars walk the red carpet as your favorite Tinseltown classics come to life in Hollywood Revisited. This stunning musical revue showcases a truly dazzling lineup of costumes actually worn by the stars in the original Hollywood films. Set to the music that defined the times and presented by top-notch Broadway and Hollywood performers, Hollywood Revisited will leave you in awe…”

Also appearing will be Michelle Maves, who grew up in Freeport. She returns from New York to perform in the show. Her bio on the website tells us that Michelle “has been seen in Los Angeles at the Downey Civic Light Opera, in the new musical Bert and Eddie, and Showtime Cabaret in Burbank. Originally from the Midwest, she has performed at Chicago theatres, including Light Opera Works, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre, and worked with Arthur Kopit at the Chicago Theatre Building’s Stages Festival. Other credits include singing National Anthems for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, performing with Shania Twain, and finishing in the top ten at the Miss Illinois Pageant in 2003 and 2004.”

The Dyslexia Center functions as an after-school program founded by the Masons seven years ago. It serves children beginning at first-grade level, and students typically participate for two to three years. It is a small school, sponsored entirely by the Masons, one of approximately 20 such centers across the country.

Tickets are $25 and $10. Charge by phone at (815) 233-0513. There is a special offer for groups of senior citizens from a nursing home who attend; they will receive two free tickets, one for the bus driver and one for activities.

From the Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2010 issue

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