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Opening hearts with an opening night

Published: Mon 2 Nov 2009 10:56 AM
Opening hearts with an opening night
This Christmas, a night of music, comedy and circus awaits some very special children.
Downstage Theatre has generously gifted the entire opening night of An Adagio Christmas to 160 children in the care of Child, Youth and Family.
“The community has demonstrated its support of Downstage this year, so we want to do something in return,” says Hilary Beaton, CEO of Downstage.
“We wanted to invite children who may never have been to the theatre and were wondering who we could approach when we realised - who better than those young people who can’t be with their families at Christmas.” said Ms Beaton.
“Our kids have fewer opportunities than most to experience a spectacle such as this. Child, Youth and Family is overwhelmed by the generosity of Downstage in devoting opening night to our people,” said Jo Field, Central Regional Director for Child, Youth and Family.
“It’s important for all kids to have a wide variety of experiences. Going to the play and meeting the actors will give these children a memory that they will cherish long after the curtain falls,” said Ms Field.
The children will attend the performance on Friday 4 December at Downstage Theatre.
ENDS

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