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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Howard County's 2014 Summer Theater

 

   This year the Howard County Summer Theater puts on its 40th show.  The Summer theater was started in 1975.  This year their are two shows--one for young people and one for adults.  The adult show is Les Miserable .

July 2, 3, 5, 9-12 at 7:00PM
July 6 at 2:00PM

Tickets:
$17 for adults
$13 for children under 12 and seniors over 60
Proceeds benefit Prepare for Success and The American Heart Association!

Get Tickets:
Online: www.Ticketleap.com
At the Chatham Mall Music & Arts Center (Coming soon!)
From a cast member
At the door

Location:
Mt. Hebron High School
9440 Old Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042


The young people's show is Guys and Dolls.  The young people's show is designed for up to about 8th grade.  Performances June 26th & 27th at 7:00 PM
Tickets:
$7 for any age
Proceeds benefit Prepare for Success and The American Heart Association!
Get Tickets:
From a cast member
At the door
Location:
Long Reach High School
6101 Old Dobbin Lane
Columbia, MD 21045

Doors open 30 minutes before the show!



   The photos above shows some action from last year's performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."   For many of the performers the Summer Theater is a family affair with participation of multiple generations in the shows.  Additionally over $100,000 has been donated to local charities from the performance revenue.

P.S.
     I want to pass some information about one of the organizations receiving funds from the shows this year--Prepare for Success.  This organization operates through the Community Action Council and provides school supplies to Howard County students who need assistance in having the necessary school supplies.
As their website states:
    "Since 2002, PFS has equipped over 26,000 HCPSS elementary, middle and high school students with backpacks filled with essential school supplies, plus hundreds of loose supplies distributed throughout year.
    "Learning is challenging under the best of circumstances. By providing children the supplies their families cannot afford, you remove the disadvantage of their not having what they need to learn and of not fitting in with their classmates. You remove their anxiety of being a burden to their family. You help them prepare to succeed – in school and in life." --a HCPSS Pupil Personnel Worker"


   A $25 donation provides supplies to one student.
TO DONATE (via Community Action Council) CLICK HERE

  P.S. 1
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