The original goal of Pack the Paramount was obvious from the name. Donors would bring food items into the theater and fill the seats which would then be donated to local food shelves.
Tickets are on sale in person at The Paramount Theatre, online at www.paramountvt.org, or by phone at 775-0903. The show is presented by WJJR, Green Mountain Power and the Vermont Country Store.
The scheduled couples for the 2018 event, which will be on Jan. 27 at the Paramount Theatre, are Dan and Leslie Doenges, Trish and Claus Bartenstein, Karri and Ann Tomasi, “Uncle” Dave and Kate Tibbs, Russ and Renee Marsan, Mike and Missi Delehanty, Gene Jennings and Fred Garrow and Kim and Henry Heck.
Costello said he was proud of this year’s lineup of contestants, which includes a city firefighter, the city clerk, local fitness club owners, a disc jockey and a landscaper.
Costello said the Paramount’s programming director, Eric Mallette, suggested a live, unscripted, one-night show based on “The Newlywed Show.”
The February event raised $24,000.