Show Notes: The All-of-Us Express Quarterly Newsletter - January 2023
January 19, 2023
Hello and welcome from the All-of-Us Express (AECT) non-profit Board!
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In this newsletter:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Opening Night & Reception - February 3rd
Where are they now? Alumni Feature - Fiona Breen
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Show and Opening Night Recap
Keep Those Cans and Bottles Coming
Next Up: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!
Opening Night Reception - RSVP now!
Get ready for another opportunity to meet up with the board, fellow theatre families, and friends!
The All-of-Us-Express Children’s Theatre Board of Trustees invites YOU to our next opening night reception (The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe). It will be on Friday, February 3rd in the Hannah Center Ballroom beginning at 5:15pm. There will be free food, beverages, fun games and door prizes! Feel free to bring your whole family after dropping off your cast or crew member.
Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/Y37DErgFPP
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Feb. 3 & 10: 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 & 11: 3 p.m.
Feb. 5 & 12: 3 p.m.
Skip the line and get your tickets from the comfort of home! Head here to place your order.
Where Are They Now? AECT Alumni Feature
Fiona Breen (Class of ‘21)
Fiona is a sophomore pursuing a Music Education degree at Michigan State University. Fiona hopes to become a high school choir teacher or an elementary school music teacher. While working with kids at All-of-us Express, she realized her love for teaching. At Title Boxing, Fiona credits her coaching abilities with her time stage managing shows at AECT. She says, “AECT provided me a super welcoming place to grow mentally and musically and continues to change my life and children’s lives for the better.”
Alumni Feature by Liam VanDerHeide - Youth Board Member. Are you an alum (or parent of an alum) with an update to share? Send an email to email@example.com and I’ll pass on your contact info!
It’s a Wrap: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Show and Reception Recap
Something Wicked This Way Comes was a smashing success! Nearly 700 people attended the show over two weekends. This adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel was haunting and heartfelt, with some of the best monologues I’ve heard on the Hannah stage.
The opening night reception was also very well attended. There were snacks, drinks, and activities for kids of all ages! And of course our auction of signed show posters and one-of-a-kind hand-painted art glasses. We hope you’ll join us for the upcoming reception on February 3rd.
Recycling Can Drive & Other Easy Ways to Support AECT
Save yourself a trip and help us out at the same time! All-of-Us Express is happy to take your returnables off your hands. We will pick up your returnable cans and bottles on a regular basis, or as a one-time donation.
Text Jeff D’Valentine at 269-207-0303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time, he will happily come and get those cans for you, then use the proceeds to fund AECT.
Online Matching Links
Bing Give - Select All-of-Us-Express in Bing’s Give Mode.
eBay for Charity - Buy or sell and contribute to AECT through eBay.
You can also always donate directly through PayPal, or send us a check. Thank you, no matter if you are a member, an audience member, or if you donate a large or small amount. All of us matter and help All-of-Us Express thrive.
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Season 34 - What’s Up Next?
We continue to be super pumped for this exciting season! Keep an eye on our facebook and instagram for audition information.
School of Rock - Audition Information now available here!
April 28 & May 5: 7 p.m.
April 29 & May 6: 3 p.m.
April 30 & May 7: 3 p.m
July 28 & Aug. 4: 7 p.m.
July 29 & Aug. 5: 3 p.m.
July 30 & Aug. 6: 3 p.m.
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