The Drama Enrichment Program will present ''Pops and Broadway'' at the Reg Lenna Civic Center on Saturday, Aug. 13.
As part of the show, a lucky ticket-buyer will win the vacation of a lifetime.
The program is currently selling tickets for a drawing that will be held the night of the show. The holder of the ticket that is drawn will win a weeklong vacation to Hawaii - including airfare for two, lodging in a three-bedroom condo on Maui and $500 in spending cash.
Keith Buterbaugh, seen with co-star Christina DeCicco in a Broadway performance of ‘‘Tartuffe,’’ will join students from Michele Constantino’s Drama Enrichment Program on stage at the Reg Lenna Civic Center for ‘‘Pops and Broadway’’ on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the drawing are $100, and only 125 will be sold, DEP Director Michele Constantino said. All proceeds from the drawing benefit the Drama Enrichment Program, which provides immersion programming in the arts to local students.
Broadway star Keith Buterbaugh, one of the stars of ''Pops and Broadway'' will draw the winning ticket just after the show's intermission. Buterbaugh, who became acquainted with Constantino through a mutual friend and has been visiting the area every summer for several years, is known to the students of DEP as a down-to-earth teacher with a vast knowledge of performance skills.
He will perform in ''Pops and Broadway'' along with the young stars of the program and Constantino, who toured the eastern seaboard and Caribbean performing with a Toronto-based show group before marrying and starting a family locally. In the area, she has been a guest performer for local functions and director of the award-winning Jamestown High School Musical at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. She and the DEP were awarded the Chautauqua County Arts Award in 2007 for outstanding achievement as Arts Educator in Chautauqua County.
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She began the Drama Enrichment Program in 2001 at the request of parents who wanted an in-depth acting program for their children. As a result, hundreds of young students from all over the Southern Tier and Warren, Pa., have attended drama and musical theater training sessions. These students have gone on to become actors, teachers, directors and graduate students.
Purchase of a ticket for the Hawaii drawing also includes two tickets to the ''Pops and Broadway Show.'' Tickets for that show are now being sold for $15 presale and will be available at the door the night of the event for $18. Senior and students can purchase tickets for $12.
Those purchasing tickets for the drawing in advance of the show will also be invited to a ''Soiree with the Stars'' at City Hall prior to the show. The event will include wine, punch and finger foods, along with an introduction with Buterbaugh and an escort to reserved seats in the center orchestra section of the theater minutes before the 7:30 p.m. showtime.
Talented students of the Drama Enrichment Program will be performing on stage with the Jon Wilder Band, Buterbaugh and Constantino. Music ranges from traditional Broadway show tunes to contemporary pop music. Tickets, both to the show and for the drawing, are available at the Reg Lenna Civic Center box office by calling 484-7070.
For more information about the drawing or the show, visit www.depjamestown.com.