A fresh take on dinner theater

This Saturday, starting with cocktails at 5 p.m., the Community Performance Series is hosting “Gourmet Guys and a Gal” at Thatcher Dining Hall at SUNY Potsdam. The fundraiser features the CPS Summer 2013 Musical Theater performances from “Hairspray” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Chefs George Arnold, Steve Maiocco, Wally Siebel and Jenny Walker will do all the cooking, featuring a diverse menu of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Music will be performed by jazz artist “A Fine Line.” Beer and wine pairings will be available for purchase.

Menu options, curated by the chefs, include lobster ravioli in sherry cream sauce with shiitake mushrooms, curried carrot soup with tarragon oil, Zinfandel-braised lamb shank with roasted root vegetables and truffled mashed potatoes.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. To ensure first choice of meal options register with the CPS Box Office, 267-2277. For more information or to view the menu in its entirety, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.