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Donors and Sponsors Send 1,900 children to the Theatre

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – It takes a village, and the children of our community are blessed to have a wealth of incredible villagers championing their cause.

The annual Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund Raffle, held March 21 & 22 during The Chase Brock Experience performances, raised a remarkable $4,200 to benefit the Y.E.S. Fund.

This season’s Y.E.S. Fund budget goal was $18,000; with the raffle, donors exceeded that goal and have raised $19,836 as of April 7. This amount provides more than 1,900 underserved children a chance to attend a live performing arts event in DWT’s Matinee Series for Students and Families.

More than 60 individuals and organizations donated their goods and services to the raffle, with amazing items including unique works of art, a GoPro Hero 3 camera, spa packages, custom jewelry, personal fitness training sessions, hand turned wooden bowls, golf package for four, theatre and local performing arts tickets, and more.

If you or someone you know would like to donate an item to the 2015 raffle, please contact Tiffany Santiago at 828.210.9850 or e-mail [email protected].

Many children will attend an arts event for the first time thanks to the Y.E.S. Fund and its supporters. Make a difference in the life of a child today. Click here for more information about the Y.E.S. Fund and how to sponsor a child’s trip to the theatre.

Diana Wortham Theatre Announces 2011/2012 School Shows Series

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre‘s popular School Shows Series features high quality, curriculum-related performances by professional, nationally touring companies. Diana Wortham Theatre serves over 7,000 students and teachers each year, stretching minds, working imaginations and deepening learning. Due to demand, this season features more performances to serve even more students.

Book Today! Reservations for all school shows are now available. Need-based scholarships offered.

2011/2012 School Shows:

• THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

• SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

• SHAKESPEARE ON TRIAL

• THE RIVALRY – THE LINCON DOUGLAS DEBATES

• MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT

• BILLY JONAS

• MACBETH

• RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT

• DIAVOLO DANCE THEATER

• CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Helpful Information

• Shows begin at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise indicated) at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place and are around an hour long (except Macbeth, which is full-length)

• Groups of 11 or more: $6 per person (except Macbeth which is $10 and Seussical which is $8)

• Groups of 10 or less: $7 per person (except Macbeth which is $11 and Seussical which is $9)

Teachers receive one free ticket per 10 students. All others pay the listed student ticket price. Bus drivers are free.

On the Web

Please visit our Teacher’s Page for reservation forms, detailed show descriptions, age recommendations, theatre etiquette information, study guides, and more!

Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship)

The Diana Wortham Theatre Y.E.S. Fund makes it possible for students in underserved schools to attend Diana Wortham Theatre School Programming. Need-based scholarships to cover the cost of admission are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program.

CONTACT: Rae Geoffrey, Associate Director: [email protected], 828.210.9837