'Sleeping Beauty' and Cabaret Support Student Scholarships

January 11, 2011

'Sleeping Beauty' and Cabaret Support Student Scholarships


VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University Theatre and Dance students will croon about life's milestones and pirouette through scenes of "Sleeping Beauty" this month to raise money for student scholarships.

12th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser

The Golden Circle Scholarship and Support Fund Board will host the 12th Annual Musical Theatre Cabaret Fundraiser "Life's Milestones" held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the St. John Church Parish Hall, 800 Gornto Road, in Valdosta. The year's scholarship recipients will present arrangements that reflect major moments in life, including "We Go Together" from Grease, "Together Wherever We Go" from Gypsy, and "What Do You Do With a B.A. in English" from Avenue Q.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crane and the Packaging Corporation of America are sponsoring the night, which will begin with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Individual seats cost $45 for non-season members and $40 for season members. Tables of eight seats cost $360 for non-season members and $320 for those with VSU Theatre and Dance season memberships.

Call Sarah Alexander, senior secretary for Arts Outreach, at 229-333-2150 or e-mail her at swalexander@valdosta.edu to make reservations. Cash, check and major credit cards are accepted. Call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 229-333-5820 or go to http://www.valdosta.edu/comarts/ScholarshipFundraisingEvents.shtml for more information about the performance.

Sleeping Beauty

VSU's Theatre and Dance Area joined the Valdosta School of Ballet to present "Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center, on Forrest Street off of Perimeter Road.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Valdosta State University Theatre/Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides student artists with financial support based on talent, academic achievement and need. Purchase advance tickets ($10 adults; $8 children) at Children's Corner, City Market, Girardin Jewelers, Steel's Jewelry and The Scoop. Tickets available at the door on performance days will cost $12 for adults and $10 for children.

Go to www.valdostaschoolofballet.com or call 229-247-9966 for more information about the ballet choreographed by Brandi Cunningham Roberts, Brooke Butler, Gaye George and directed by Jacque Wheeler.