On Wednesday, September 30, eleven Connecticut celebrities will lace up their dancing shoes and hit the floor at Mohegan Sun to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Mohegan Sun will host a one-night-only “MADD About Dancing” competition in The Cabaret Theatre featuring a special vocal performance by special guest Julianne Hough from “Dancing with the Stars.”
Doors to The Cabaret Theatre will open at 7:00pm where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy hand-passed hors d’oeuvres and participate in a silent auction featuring Steiner Sports memorabilia among other items before the celebrities take the stage at 7:30pm with their professional dance partners.
The group of celebrities includes: Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, Miss Connecticut’s “Outstanding Teen” Acacia Courtney, Country recording artist Billy Gilman, NBC CT anchor Brad Drazen, WCTY’s Morning Show co-host Jimmy Lane, CT State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance, State of CT Comptroller Nancy Wyman, Fox 61 Morning personality Rachel Lutzker, 2009 Miss Connecticut Sharalyn Kuziak, UConn Women’s Basketball assistant coach Shea Ralph, and Country singer Stephanie Hansen.
For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studio and will perform two short routines, including a foxtrot and a swing performance. Professional dance expos and a special appearance by Julianne Hough from “Dancing with the Stars” will round out the event. Julianne, who is playing in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den earlier that evening, will perform a few songs off her latest CD in The Cabaret Theatre for guests.
Tickets to “MADD About Dancing” are $50.00 per person and benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They go on sale to the public on Monday, August 24th and are available at the following locations: all participating Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the MADD state office in East Haven, the WCTY building in Norwich and at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to come early. For more information, visit: www.mohegansun.com/entertainment/special-events.html