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NEYT’s Theatre Adventure presents “Raising Our Voices Together”

New England Youth Theatre’s Theatre Adventure proudly presents Raising Our Voices Together, an original musical with music by Rich Nethercott, to be performed at 10:30 am on April 10 and 11, and at 7 pm on April 12 at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, Brattleboro.

Raising Our Voices Together is an original musical written by Rich Nethercott celebrating Theatre Adventure actors and their relationships and engagement in their community. Passionate and dedicated both on and off stage, the twenty-one developmentally challenged actors sing, dance, and perform from the heart about work, love, and friendship.

Theatre Adventure productions are developed in collaboration with the actors, wherein the actors’ artistry and individuality inform, inspiring new ways of thinking about differences and to helping to build a stronger spirit of connection and acceptance in the community.

In order to honor audience members with special sensory needs, each performance is Sensory-Friendly. Before the show begins, the Director will talk about the lights, sounds, costumes, and characters of the play in order to support the comfort level of audience members. A break room will be provided if needed for any audience member, and a social story is available before the performance, upon request.

School groups are encouraged to attend.  The performances are one hour in length with no intermission. Special pricing for school groups can be arranged by contacting the director, Laura Lawson Tucker, 802-257-7024 (laura@theatreadventure.org)

Here I am – nothing can hold me, back from my dreams;                            

sometimes it seems, I’ve only just begun.

Here I am, ready and willing to claim my place out in the world.

Here I am – I won’t surrender to doubt and fear; I’ll persevere.  My victory flag unfurled.

Here we are, rising up together – we are fearless, yes, we are strong.

We’ll make it through all kinds of weather. Here we stand, hand in hand – Listen to our song.

Dynamic theater opportunities for actors and audience members with developmental challenges is alive and well in the tri-state region!

The play performs April 10 at 10:30 am, April 11 at 10:30 am, and April 12 at 7 pmTickets for these performances are $10 each; group rates are available by special arrangement

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone (802) 246-6398 from 12-5pm on Wednesdays. The show plays at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, Brattleboro.

People of all abilities are welcome in the audiences of all Theatre Adventure performances. ASL interpreting is provided for all performances and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

This show was made possible through generous support from Sponsored by Green River and Community Bank, N.A..

New England Youth Theatre is also supported by the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Attached photo courtesy of Laura Lawson-Tucker, featuring Theatre Adventure performers Susan Mandell, Leif Pfaff-Powers, Mike Curtis, Phil Gambill, Alauna Boyer

For More information, contact Katrina Spenceman at katrinaspenceman@gmail.com

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