Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner and a show

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 27, 2016

Charlotte, MI, January 25, 2016 – Andromeda Community Theatre, Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center and the Eaton Area Senior Center are combining to present Love Letters by A. R Gurney as a treat for you and your someone special this Valentine’s Day at 2pm and 6pm.

It is a romantic and moving tale of love through the ages with all of its trials and tribulations.  Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools." While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy's last letter, written to her mother after Melissa's untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

Tickets for the 2pm show are $18.00 Individual or $30.00 Couple (plus applicable fees).  During the show you will enjoy an assortment of hours d’ouevres, desserts, Biggby coffee and soft drinks at the table.

Tickets for the 6pm show are $30.00 Individual or $55.00 Couple (plus applicable fees).  Arrive to your candle light table and enjoy full service dining.  Start the evening with a salad, then just before curtain you will be served a dinner that includes your choice of either prime rib or champagne chicken entrée, a vegetable medley, potato, fresh baked dinner roll.  Also with your entrée is included a glass of wine (non-alcoholic options are available).  Then at intermission the wait staff will bring around the scrumptious cheese cake desserts and Biggby coffee and soft drinks.

Additionally, one lucky lady during the 6pm show will win a shimmer heart diamond necklace courtesy of Carl V. Reck Jeweler.

Seating is limited and no tickets will be available at the door.  Tickets are available at your Charlotte Performing Arts Center Box Office; 378 State Street in Charlotte or by phone at 517-541-5690 Monday through Friday 9am – Noon or online anytime at