NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS
“ROOTS & WINGS: A CELEBRATION”
Saturday, June 10 6:00 P.M.
To benefit NEYT’s “Angels in the Wings” Scholarship Program
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Roots & Wings Reception Features Whetstone Station’s Signature Beer and Wine Bar, Savory Treats and Numerous Alumni Returning to their First Theater Home
Reception Precedes Taylor Patno’s June 10th Production of “Never Said Goodbye, Volume II” Featuring NEYT Alumni Reprising Best-Known Performances
Saturday evening, June 10th at 6:00 p.m., New England Youth Theatre hosts “Roots & Wings: A Celebration,” a benefit reception to raise funds for NEYT’s Angels in the Wings Scholarship Fund that supports more than 60% of all NEYT students with financial aid.
The reception, featuring savory hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar by Whetstone Station, precedes an evening of Broadway-style entertainment produced by NEYT graduate Taylor Patno, who is a growing presence in the New York theatre scene. The production features about a dozen NEYT alumni reprising some of their favorite numbers from over the years, introducing some new songs and sketch comedy.
“Never Said Goodbye, Volume II” begins at 7 p.m. immediately following the Roots & Wings reception on Saturday, June 10th. The event is called ‘Roots & Wings’ because so many of our graduates who have flown to different parts of the country still return, year after year, to perform, teach and lend their talents to their first theater home,” says NEYT Executive Director Hallie Flower. “ Our audience members will love seeing some of their all-time favorite actors who have grown up in front of their eyes onstage and at the Roots & Wings event.” Flower goes on to point out that many of these graduates are now working in show business or pursuing theatre as an avocation while they earn degrees or build their careers.
Tickets for "Roots & Wings: A Celebration" cost $25 for students and $35 for adults and seniors, and include savory refreshments, a cash bar, Lucy’s Lemonade Stand, and entrance to the “Never Said Goodbye, Volume II” performance on Saturday night, June 10, 2017. There will also be a complimentary dessert and coffee bar at intermission.
There will be a preview showing of “Never Said Goodbye, Volume II” on Friday, June 9 at 7:00pm for those who wish to see the show without the reception. Tickets for Friday’s performance are $20 each and will be available at the door.
"'Roots and Wings: A Celebration' is partially underwritten by ">Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors