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Opera Theatre of Weston Receives Grant

The Opera Theatre of Weston (OTW) announces that the opera company has just been awarded a significant "Community Action Grant Award" from The Vermont Country Store. This grant will help to support "Storybook Opera Project," a fall touring program to local schools, as well as partial funding for a student discount ticket for area schools attending performances of The Little Prince.

A total school audience of 2400 youth will attend the opera company's January 2010 school performances of The Little Prince at the Weston Playhouse and at the Dorset Playhouse.

According to OTW Educational Director and Co-Artistic Director, Lise Messier, "every year teachers tell us that OTW's "Opera for Kids" programs have become an important extension of their music educational programs in shaping young, artistic minds. Elementary, middle and high school students say that when they grow up "they'd like to be in an opera!"

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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