8th grade actors to see Broadway

Emboldened 8th graders are undergoing the process of auditioning for The Lion King this week at The Arts Based School in downtown Winston Salem, This diverse set of  boys and girls have been friends since kindergarten, they have produced Romeo and Juliet, Brundibar...and other difficult productions. There is not competition between these young actors only a driving thirst for more experiences and to do their best. Their performances are free for the community and are standing room onlky every year. 

this is an overnight trip this trip and can't officially be sponsored or funded by the school. Yet we are tying in many curriculum supported experiences....not only a matinee production of the show that these kids just produced but visits to museums, memorials, even the Holocaust and 9/11 memorial. This is a true educational trip that we want to make avaialable to as many 8th graders who can attend. 

We need the funds ASAP so we can book the cheapest airfare possible, We want to leave November 10 th the day after The Lion King wraps up in Winston Salem...and the children are off school that Friday. It will be the perfect time to go. With an estimate of between $800-$1000 dollars for each child you see we have our job ahead of us.  This is a group of hard working can do students who really want to visit NYC. Most have never been to NYC let alone witness the powerful beauty of a live stage show. 
These children entertain our community with various shows year after year- please lets help them accomplish their dream of flying to the Big Apple and witnessing the magic Broadway has to offer. We want to make this available to every student who wants to go regardless of the families resources. . WE are having bake sells, and donut sells and even a dance off but we turn to YOU- the adults in our community who realizes what a gem you have in your own backyard. The Arts Based School has been that gem for quite some time. Every penny of this money will go to airfare, hotel and ticket costs.

Please join myself and other leaders in the community make these dreams come true. Many thanks, Shannon Shearburn

Donations

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  • Shawonnah Davis 
    • $250 
    • 41 mos
  • John Barksdale 
    • $750 
    • 41 mos
  • William Lowe 
    • $250 
    • 41 mos
  • Zach Lail  
    • $250 
    • 41 mos
  • Glenda Daw 
    • $250 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

Shannon Oliver Shearburn 
Organizer
Winston-Salem, NC
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