WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE FREE PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:00 am By: Pia Haas
A SPECIAL FREE PERFORMANCE FOR LOCAL CHILDRENS' HOMES

WEDNESDAY, MATINEE JANUARY 16th, 2013  - 1PM        

For the past 38 years, Westchester Broadway Theatre has donated a matinee performance of one of its mainstage productions each year to the children residing in the area hospitals and in Group Homes in Westchester County. This Year the children will be treated to our new musical production of "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”.   THIS YEAR'S INVITES INCLUDE Edenwald Center, Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, Pleasantville Cottage School, Linden Hill, Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Lincoln Hall, St. Christophers, Cardinal McClosky Home, Diagnostic Center in Pleasantville, NY Institure For Special Ed, PARC, and Sunshine Children's Home.  There will be over 440 children and chaperones attending this performance. Approximately 16,000 children & chaperones have attended since the program began.                               

The children range in age from five up to eighteen. Some of the children reside in the residences due to physical or emotional disabilities, where their emotional, behavioral, school and family difficulties can be assessed. Others live in residential treatment centers which offer long-term care and schooling.

Each of the homes is contacted by a staff member of the theatre, and a need of the institution is met by the donation of gifts which are presented at the end of the performance.