The Emerald Ball to raise funds for PAG and The Center |

The Emerald Ball to raise funds for PAG and The Center

The Performing Arts Guild and The Center for the Arts announce the first joint fundraising event, “The Emerald Ball.” Join us for this fabulous party in Oz for families and people of all ages.

Come in an Oz costume and receive a $2 coupon for refreshments at the Concession’s Booth.

The land of Oz is a magical place and this is a magical event with plenty of activities to entertain every member of the family: Dancing to the famous DJ services of Jamal Walker of “My Way Productions,” bingo with prizes, costume contest with prizes, and a Silent Auction.

By attending this wonderful fundraising event, you will be helping to support the arts and children’s theatre in our community. PAG and The Center for the Arts are joining together to make this an exciting annual event – one that benefits both organizations in reaching their financial obligations. The Center for the Arts has sponsored PAG by providing a wonderful venue for children’s theatre since 1995.

The Nevada County Performing Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public, especially children, in the performing arts. To accomplish that end, they produce full-scale theater productions with all-child casts. Their productions instill in children a deep appreciation for the performing arts. Involvement in PAG improves key skills for children’s success in life: Public speaking, reading, memorization and self-confidence. PAG adds an important element to the arts education in our community as funding for arts education in our schools has severely decreased over the years.

PAG is in its 26th year serving Nevada County and has produced 90 productions, involving over 3,000 children. While PAG has an enrollment fee, as many as 1/3 of the children attend on scholarship. The children perform each production seven times for the general public and two to five special performances for schools and other organizations. Each production reaches an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

Even though this is children’s theater with young thespians performing, much of the audience are adults who find the productions very professional and entertaining, and are grateful to have this type of live family entertainment available in our community.

PAG’s performances for 2010 include The Mikado in March and “Alice in Wonderland” in July.

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