Friday, April 30, 2010

Olean Theater Workshop Variety Show: Make Joyful Noise

The Olean Theater Workshop proudly presents “Make a Joyful Noise”, a benefit to help feed the children of Haiti, at The Washington Street Theatre located at corner of Sixth and Washington Streets in Olean, NY. There will be three performances, Friday April 30 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, May 2 at at 7:00 PM.

Hear 29 local youths raise their voices in songs from musicals and movies to help raise awareness and funds for Haiti. The two act presentation will feature twenty five thrilling Broadway show tunes and favorite old time hits.

All proceeds will be donated to” Food for Haiti Now” through BonaResponds. It cost 17 cents to send a meal to Haiti. Therefore, the suggested donation for t the benefit show will be $5 which will send approximately 30 meals to Haiti. The goal for the benefit is to raise $850 which will provide 5000 meals.

The local youths performing in the benefit are Becca Lasky, Miles Marvin, Kaitlin Harvey, Amber Kolodjeski, Kaitlyn Anastasia, Sarah Stephan, Karimah Rahman, Emily Putzke, Nicole Sova, Steve Ahl, Shawn Bihler, Chris Mosher, Michael Liu, Alexis Sova, Emily Smith, Madison Forrest, Kendall Ullman, Tyler Richmond, Nicholas Patrone, Natalie Sova, Mariah Moses, Jazlyn Knapp, Emma Dwailabee, Kaitlyn Patrone, Haley Putzke, Julia Rakus, Rajiv Thandla, Joe Reed, and Karalyn Anastasia. This project was directed by Mckenzie Forrest, and assisted by Laura Roblee, Adam Sorokes and Arden Avery ,all members of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau’s AmeriCorps program, in conjunction with the Olean Theater Workshop and the Liberty Partnership Program at Olean High School.

It is not often that a small donation can do so much. Only 17 cents pays for an entire meal, while $4.25 provides 25 meals, $8.50 provides 50 meals, $17 provides 100 meals, $34 provides 200 meals and $50 provides 294 meals. A donation of $100 provides 588 meals, or will feed one child for well over a year and a half.

For further information, please visit us on the web at or by phone at 716-373-SHOW (7469). If you can’t make the show please send donation to Olean Theater Workshop, Food For Haiti Now! 702 Washington Street, Olean, NY 14760. Make checks payable to BonaResponds.

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