Angel tickets are still available for the St. John School of the Arts’ annual Broadway Comes to St. John event. The Angel tickets run $200 each and are for the 6 p.m. Saturday performance. The 8 p.m. performance is free. Donations are appreciated for the later show.
Both performances will be at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom.
“It’s a chance to support a great event and see fourth-graders shine on stage,” School of the Arts Director Kim Wild said.
The Angel tickets include a champagne reception, dinner on the beach at the Westin and dancing to the music of Paradise People.
This year’s performance is "One World, One Heart," and it will take those who attend on a journey to seven different cultures around the world.
The stars are the fourth-graders from Gifft Hill, Guy Benjamin and Julius E. Sprauve Schools plus six students from the School of the Arts after-school program. The student actors have rehearsed with five Broadway professionals who have now worked with the students for the third year in a row.
The actors are John Tartaglia, a Tony award nominee for his role in Avenue Q and one of the youngest cast members in the TV series Sesame Street; Michael Shawn Lewis, who performed in Phantom of the Opera and Nine, and regularly teaches youth through a New York based nonprofit; Donna Drake, an original cast member of A Chorus Line; Rhonda Miller, who is a choreographer on the faculty of the Broadway Dance Center; and Laura Barnao.
St. John School of the Arts is also selling raffle tickets for a St. John goes to London trip. It includes airfare for two to London, three nights hotel in London, two theater tickets, one dinner for two, as well as three nights stay in Scotland or Paris. Transportation between London and Scotland or Paris is not included.
The raffle tickets are $100 each, and the prize is good for 11 months after the winning ticket is drawn the night of the show.
The event raises money for School of the Arts activities.
Tickets may be purchased through PayPal or check, credit card or cash at the school. Call 779-4322 for more information.