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"Dixie's Tupperware Party" opens in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. – "Dixie's Tupperware Party" began a one-week run at The Seasons Performance Hall Tuesday night offering the city a chance to take part in the off-Broadway show that has become a hit across the country.

"Dixie" is in its second year touring and Yakima is one of 20 cities the show will visit in season two.

KNDO had the chance to meet up with "Dixie Longate" before opening night to learn more about the show and what she has planned for her guests (The actor who plays "Dixie" stayed in character for the interview).

"It's like a Tupperware party but it's a little bit more of a show," she said. "I mean it's a regular Tupperware party where there are games and prizes and raffles and we get the people up and we have a good time but you know, it's got some heart to it."

In the short time that "Dixie" had spent in Yakima at the time of the interview, she had already taken notice to one of the more controversial businesses in town.

"It's so pretty, it's so lovely, it's very like quaint," said Longate. "I was going down that main Yakima boulevard or avenue, so nice to just see the mountains and there's a little place to get lattes where somebody that only wears panties which I think is so sweet."

She hopes to take in more of Yakima in the days ahead while she is still in town.

"I can't wait to be here for the week and go around and see everybody and learn all about the city," said Longate.

The show is meant for entertainment but the audience can actually buy Tupperware products at the venue. Longate says show stands behind the product.

"You know it's been around for 65 years," she said. "It's lasted the test of time and it's also helped so many women get on their feet."

The remaining shows run through Sunday and begin each night at 7:30 p.m. There will also be two matinee shows over the weekend at 2:00 p.m. For tickets, contact the Capitol Theatre box office at 509-853-ARTS or visit www.ticketswest.com.

"You get a catalog and order form and you can Tupperware if you want to," Longate added. "We do some raffles and some games so you might get some free Tupperware, which is fantastic."

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