The Missouri Arts Council has once again elected to award a grant to Variety Theatre for the third time! This grant, which is an Annual Theatre Grant, will support our 2019 Variety Theatre production, Mary Poppins.
This specific grant will support artists’ fees for our Actors’ Equity Association actors, which allows us to bring superb talent to the stage. Not only does this benefit our audience by taking our show to the next level, it also benefits the local Variety Kids – kids and teens with disabilities – who are a part of our inclusive Children’s Ensemble.
By working alongside these professional actors, Variety Kids learn so many new skills, from singing to acting to dancing. They also gain confidence – being able to say they performed on-stage with a professional actor is a priceless experience that many of these children will talk about for years to come.
Thank you, Missouri Arts Council, for continuing to make this possible!
Tickets are still available for this year’s production of Mary Poppins, coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center October 18 – 27, 2019. One performance is sold out, so we recommend reserving your seat soon – click here to buy tickets now!
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.