Hi again! As I promised you yesterday – there is more exciting news. There was a NY connection made on the cruise that has resulted in Hallie and Ted now setting up a New York debut for their show about Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy‘s off-screen love story: “A Scandalous Affair.” There will be one performance, Sunday, April 19, 8:00 pm. How does it benefit Jeanette and Nelson? Let’s put it this way – the positive publicity for them and their story will be priceless. Already certain press events are being set up as I write this that will be amazing. And there will be celebrities there. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.) How does this event benefit me personally? Well, I’ll be doing a book signing at the end of the show. How does it benefit the Mac/Eddy Club? Again – more positive publicity about our group and also – an opportunity to set up an entire Mac/Eddy weekend on April 18-19. We’ve already heard from people on the west coast that are going to fly in for the weekend. I’m working to set up an affordable hotel so that those of you that want to stay overnight can all book in the same hotel. And if you need a roommate to help with costs, we can work to arrange that as well. News on this front will follow in a day or so, as quickly as I can get the logistics set up. Just put aside the weekend if you would like to attend. I think we will hold a special club event in conjunction with the performance, either on Saturday or Sunday day – or both, since the show is Sunday evening. Later on, I’ll get your input on what kind of activities you would like for the two days, so we can plan accordingly and make this a really super weekend!
Because this all came up so quickly and unexpectedly, Hallie is scrambling to handle the costs for the hall that have to be paid in the next 48 hours. This will be a major club event to introduce the Jeanette and Nelson story to the opera-loving and theater-loving audiences in the New York region. Due to the positive effect it will have for us as a group, I am asking you to directly help Hallie. Do what you can, no donation is too small. If you can manage $50 or $100 or even more, that would be great. Donors will be acknowledged in the show’s program (space permitting) and/or on our website. If you want to remain anonymous, please let Hallie know when making your donation. If you want your donation in honor or memory of someone, also let her know.
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