Fundraiser Helps The Show Go On For Young Performers

January 28, 2019
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Fundraiser Helps The Show Go On For Young Performers

WILKES-BARRE — Raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets helped raise money for youth theater on Sunday at Rodano’s Restaurant & Bar.

The Music Box Dinner Playhouse and Act Out Theatre Group LLC are working together to continue summer workshops for young performers at the playhouse in Swoyersville this year.

Fundraisers such as Sunday’s event help make possible those workshops, attended by 50 to 60 children and teens each year, said Dan Pittman, artistic director of Act Out Theatre Group, based in Dunmore.

The Act Out at the Music Box youth workshops, to be held in August, will be divided into two age groups: one for ages 4-11, the other for ages 12-18, Pittman said.

Each group will work on a musical throughout the workshop, culminating in a public performance, he said.

That gives young performers an opportunity to learn and also to take on a larger role than a member of a chorus or ensemble, according to Pittman.

Children who took part in the workshops in prior years reported they had a “very positive experience,” he said.

Organizers hoped to raise $1,000 on Sunday and a total of $3,000 including other fundraisers, in order to finance the workshops, Pittman said.

For more information, see: https://www.musicbox.org/musicbox.htm.

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