UpStage Players announces ticket sales for Frozen Jr performance
UpStage Players, a children’s performing arts group operating in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, has begun selling tickets to its upcoming performance of Frozen Jr. scheduled for March 19 through March 21 at 7:30 pm, with a final performance March 22 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are on sale online at www.showtix4u.com with presale prices of $11. The performance is at the Cleveland Public Library Memorial-Nottingham Branch.
This upcoming performance of Frozen Jr. represents the 26th year for UpStage Players. With 88 children performing as actors or working as stage hands, the theater group includes children from throughout the area with some driving up to 40 minutes to be a part of the production. "Theatre provides the social and emotional skills for children ages 6 to 15. It is amazing to watch them evolve," said Artistic Director Carrie Walsh-Hilf.
"The children work hard and we strive to ensure an atmosphere that is supportive and creative. It is great to give them the Broadway experience right here in Cleveland," added Kris Walsh, choreographer for the program.
The theater program’s no-cut policy ensures every child gets the opportunity to participate. The all-volunteer staff gets financial support from a variety of sources, including the Downtown Kiwanis Club #2, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and Children’s Guild. Alumni, family and friends of UpStage Players also help keep the program funded.
"It is always fun to begin the journey with a new show. We are excited to see that some alumni through the years are coming back to make a contribution and to bring their children to participate," said Bernadette Walsh, Executive Director of UpStage Players.
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