Ode to Chocolate Cabaret Planned

Performance Precedes Great Chocolate Train Festival

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2011) “Pardon the way that I drool, I’m sure I act like a fool. The thought of Crunch leaves me weak, because it’s chocolate I seek…”

Ode to Chocolate is a cabaret featuring song parodies that celebrate the delectable craving for sinfully delightful chocolate.

Ode to Chocolate takes place at the Musée du Chocolat, an eclectic museum exhibiting chocolate art. Visitors overwhelmed with exhibits break into various songs proclaiming their love of chocolate. Come to the Musée du Chocolat for an evening of great music, delicious chocolates and the tasteful art.

Patricia von Mechow and Maveret Umstead co-direct with Rosemary Jaytanie accompanying on the piano. The stars of the production are Clara Lantz, Jenni Larchar, Anthony Marris, Fred von Mechow, Steve Spiller, Carolyn Chryst, Sarah Hasegawa, Mason McDowell and Gwyneth Davies.

The Palace Theater in Hamilton is proud to produce this original show Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. so the audience can enjoy the delightful chocolaty treats early.

Tickets are available at $14 for adults (18+) and $10 for teens (14+).

La Iguana, Hamilton, caters the event with decadent chocolate drinks, appetizers and desserts. Their cash bar will feature chocolate margaritas and martinis, as well as regular wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Appetizers include a couple of chocolate desserts and savory edibles. Each table will be adorned with some pretzels and chocolate treats.

For more information about Ode to Chocolate or to order tickets, call The Palace Theater at 315.824.1420, and visit palacetheater.org to learn more about this and other national (Capitol Steps in Nov.) and Broadway (Girls Night, the Musical in Feb.) shows coming to Hamilton this season.

The Palace Players will produce The Odd Couple in March and 12 Angry Men in April.

The Great Chocolate Train Festival will be held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hamilton Village Green. Bring the whole family to experience a performance by Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Chapin, delicious chocolate vendors, exciting model train exhibits, the Chocolate Family Fun Zone, train rides for the kids and reenactments of the historic chocolate train spill of 1955 with operating freight train cars spilling Nestlé chocolate bars onto the Village Green.

For more information, call Jill Smith at 315.825.3537, email jillsmith@twcny.rr.com or visit greatchocolatetrainfest.com.

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