Thursday, July 26, 2012
Executive Producer Jeff Cason says, “The brightest moments of my childhood were attending shows with my family and being transported to these amazing imaginary worlds through storytelling on the stage. The reality today is that families just can't afford to experience the arts together. It's too expensive and too stuffy. Broadway In The Park is all about making the arts accessible again.”
Returning this year is Broadway In The Park's popular outreach program Charity Partners, where local non-profits are featured at the festival and 10% of the gate sales are donated to their cause. Additionally, over 300 tickets are being donated to underprivileged children and families who, because of poverty or family circumstances, wouldn't otherwise make it to the theatre.
This year's Charity Partners program is sponsored in part by NRG Energy. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the story of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph uses his incredible gift to find freedom and sets out to reunite his family once again. Featuring such songs as "Close Every Door," "Any Dream Will Do," and "A Pharaoh Story," this high-energy musical features a cast of 35 professional and local actors, presented with full sets, costumes, and lighting out on the baseball field.
Tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.esbroadway.com. The event takes place at El Segundo Recreation Park Softball field, located on the corner of Eucalyptus Drive and Grand Ave in El Segundo. Tickets are good for any one night of the festival and cost $20 adults, $12 children. Gates open 6:00pm, Community Pre-Show at 7:00pm, and Joseph... starts at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.esbroadway.com or call (310) 954-1425.
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