The 1st Annual Sweet Sounds of Music fundraiser benefiting the Broadway Babies of Uptown Music Theatre (UMT) will be held on Sunday, November 20 at the Ashe Cultural Center. The proceeds from this event will help us send this troupe of talented, local youth to compete in the National Junior Theatrics Festival being held in Atlanta in January 2012. All proceeds from this event will enhance our ability to provide our youth with this once in a lifetime opportunity and continue the important work of the Uptown Music Theatre.
Youth enrolled in the UMT theatrical troupe rehearse year round and dedicate countless hours to musical, dance, vocal, and theatrical instruction. Participants have benefitted from personalized training with some of New Orleans’ most respected local professionals including, Delfeayo Marsalis, Founder of the Uptown Music Theater; John Grimsley, Director; Leah Chase, Vocalist; Jarrell Hamilton, Choreographer; and others. This hard work has been recognized by industry experts who selected these New Orleans youth to participate in this acclaimed workshop and competition.
“At Uptown Music Theatre, we believe the dramatic arts have the power to change the hearts and minds of young people and empower them to grow into productive adults,” commented Delfeayo Marsalis. He added, “Our arts programs are not only about learning “how” but also about cultivating wholeness in young people by helping them to tap into their own artistic passions and gifts.”
Tickets to the event are $30 per person and include sweet treats and delicacies, music and dance by some of New Orleans most notable performers, and features special guest performances by vocalist Leah Chase and the legendary Ellis Marsalis. Additionally, the Broadway Babies themselves will be present to serenade attendees as they prepare to represent our community at this national competition.
To purchase tickets, find out more about the programs of the Uptown Music Theatre, or to donate online visit http://www.uptownmusictheatre.org/ or call 504-897-3033.
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