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Dec 2, 2013


Thanks to the generosity of the Opera House Fund, corporate sponsor WHITE GREER AND MAGGARD and Broadway Live subscribers, the charitable arts and education program aimed to introduce professional theatre to underserved youth in Lexington and surrounding counties will continue this year with THE MIRACLE WORKER, it was announced today by Broadway Live at the Opera House.

“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 third year.
Broadway Live subscribers and corporate sponsors are invited to purchase or donate additional tickets to THE MIRACLE WORKER presented by the Montana Repertory Company and sponsored by KentuckyOneHealth on March 14 - 16, 2014.

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. We plan to select one production each season for the Broadway Buddies program,” Franklin said.

Donations are 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 youth attending.  Applications must include a Copy of IRS tax designation as a 501c3 (not-for- profit) organization. Applications must be received by Friday, January 31, 2014 and selected organizations will be notified by February 7, 2014 and offered more detailed information and instructions.

*PLEASE NOTE – TICKETS may not be exchanged for another performance or monetary value