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Sep 13, 2017

Broadway Buddies Program Comes Alive In 2017

with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC

LEXINGTON, KY (September 13, 2017) – Broadway Buddies, the charitable arts and education program designed to introduce professional theatre to underserved youth in Lexington and surrounding counties will continue this year with The Sound of Music, thanks to the generosity of the Opera House Fund, corporate sponsor WHITE GREER AND MAGGARD and Broadway Live subscribers.

Broadway Buddies is a program designed to expose young audiences, who otherwise might not have the opportunity, to the art and magic of professional live theatre,” explained Opera House Program Director Luanne Franklin. “Bringing youth to the Opera House helps to fulfill a long-term goal of Broadway Live and The Opera House Fund” explained Franklin. “Opera House Fund Board Member Linda Carey originally donated tickets to a Broadway Live production in 2011, which served as the inspiration to develop this program, now in its seventh year.

Broadway Live subscribers and corporate sponsors are invited to purchase or donate additional tickets to the Sound of Music presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky and MCF Advisors, November 17 – 19.

In addition to show tickets, selected youth groups and their chaperones will be offered a backstage tour of the Opera House, theatre etiquette education and study guides. It is our custom to select one production each season for the Broadway Buddies program,” Franklin said.

Donations are now being accepted and additional sponsorships remain available. Representatives from youth groups interested in applying for participation in the Broadway Buddies program should contact Luanne Franklin at (859) 233-4567 ext.3286 or [email protected].

Members of youth groups must be between the ages of 10 to 18 years of age.

Organizations must provide transportation and one adult chaperone for every 8 youths attending.  Applications must include a Copy of IRS tax designation as a 501c3 (not-for- profit) organization.  Applications must be received by October 20th and selected organizations will be notified by November 1, 2017 and offered more detailed information and instructions.