“Be Our Guest” at the 2023 Arts For Life Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Kirkwood Community Center.

“We are so excited to announce that we are back live and in person for our annual Trivia Night,” said AFL President Mary McCreight. “Don’t miss the most fun time in metropolitan St. Louis’ community theater!”  

Nominations will be announced for the annual Theatre Mask Awards (plays) and Best Performance Awards (musicals) honoring excellence in community theater and youth productions during 2022.

Ten rounds of general knowledge trivia will start at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Kirkwood Community Center is located at 111 S. Geyer Road, St. Louis, 63122.

Tables of 8 players are available, at $160 per table. To make a reservation, visit https://arts-for-life-2.square.site/ or www.artsforlife.org. You can also email: [email protected] for more information. Mulligans will be available, at 5 for $10 or 10 for $20.

The event also includes a silent auction and 50/50 drawing. Cash prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams.

Because the Walt Disney Company is celebrating its centennial in 2023, marking “100 Years of Wonder,” AFL is using Disney as its trivia night theme. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes of their favorite Disney characters, which now includes Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney Plus, National Geographic, parks, cruises, and theatricals.

For the past 24 years, AFL has honored musical theater with the Best Performance Awards and introduced the Theatre Mask Awards to honor comedy and drama productions in 2015.

This year’s BPA ceremony is going to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at the Florissant Civic Center. The TMA date and location will be announced later.

“These events recognize the incredible talent we have in St. Louis community theater and honor the passion and dedication of those who build this amazing and unique theatrical community,” McCreight said.

A quartet of hosts will emcee the trivia night, familiar faces on and off the stage in local theatre.

Sponsorships are available – trivia rounds at $100 and event at $50.

Sponsorship includes group/company name and logo displayed at the beginning and end of event as a sponsor, then group/company name and logo displayed on our social media sites as a sponsor.

Arts For Life is a local not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the healing power of the arts through its work with youth, the underserved and the community, with its goal of “Making a Dramatic Difference.”

AFL is dedicated to promoting public awareness of local community theatre, encouraging excellence in the arts, and acknowledging the incredible people who are a part of it.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the website.

AFL is currently accepting applications for the AFL Lifetime Achievement Award. If you know of a deserving candidate, please fill out this application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022lifetimeawards

The Roaring Twenties themed AFL Trivia Night in January 2020. From left, Janet Wheatley, board member; Mary McCreight, board president; and Kathy Tate, former AFL board member.

Cover photo is the first place team in 2020, the last live Trivia Night AFL sponsored. We’ve had virtual ones in 2021 and 2022. Photos by Lynn Venhaus.

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