Two pianos and an open theater – that sounds like a concert waiting to happen. While this not the case for this situation, instead what took place was a Metropolis Theater fundraiser that Felix and Fingers had the opportunity to perform at. It is an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Located in Arlington Heights, the Metropolis Theater is only a short walk away from the Arlington Heights train station as well as many different restaurants. It is a lovely area full of life and exciting things to do.
Lights, Camera, Action – Metropolis Theater Fundraiser
We love any opportunity to play a live show in the theater! We felt like we needed to change into costumes and break into a song and dance to relive the musical theater days. Fortunately for us and our audience, we only did one of those things listed above. The guests came from churches near and far across the northwest suburbs of Chicago to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity. The Metropolis Theater Fundraiser was a ticketed event and guests had the opportunity to get food and drinks out in the lobby while we played intermittent dueling performances in the theater.
Take Your Places
There is something about playing up on a stage in a theater that makes everything seem more amplified for us. We loved the fun and casual atmosphere of this crowd. Like any of our fundraisers and shows, we take all sorts of requests. These requests include mashups, which allow us to be creative and unique with our set of music. A highlight of our mashups was of “Funky Town” and “Rocket Man”. We loved seeing the crowd tapping their feet along to the beat and singing along to our mashup. We especially loved the guy who stood up and danced and sung his heart out, not caring who saw or heard him. With a venue and crowd like this, it was a successful and memorable fundraiser.
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