Opera for Kids Youth Programs

Opera Theatre of Weston (OTW) has been awarded a McCarty grant of $1,000. from the Stratton Foundation in support of its eleventh annual "Opera for Kids Community Youth Programs".

This grant will help to support a student discount ticket for over 600 local youth attending OTW's January 2010 school outreach performances of "The Little Prince".

These specially narrated school shows will be attended by a total youth audience of 2400 from approximately 50 southern Vermont area schools.

For the past 10 years the Stratton Foundation has been a supporter of Opera Theatre of Weston through its grant process.

The Stratton Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life for residents and dedication to building community in southernwestern Vermont.

More information about the Stratton Foundation can be found online at www.strattonfoundation.org or by calling 297-2096.

Opera Theatre of Weston, a professional company member of OPERA America, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported in part by grants from the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; the Vermont Humanities Council, Stratton Foundation, the Vermont Country Store; the Horowitz Foundation; and Ben & Jerry's of Vermont Community Action.

For further information about the School Outreach Program and OTW's performances of "The Little Prince", contact OTW at 824-3821 or by email at otw@sover.net.

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