FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thalian Association Community Theatre
Local Divas come together for She Rocks & Thalian Association Community Theatre
Two Nights Only – April 21 & 22, 2017
WILMINGTON, NC –Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) is pleased to announce Divine Divas, a special two-night concert to benefit She Rocks (Research Ovarian Cancer Knowledge Support) and TACT. Divine Divas will be presented on the 2nd Street Stage in the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Friday April 21 & Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
The concert will feature twelve well known actresses from the local theatre community and performers from TACT Youth Theatre program performing iconic songs from the American Musical Theatre Songbook. The show will be directed by Mike Thompson with music direction by Denice Hopper. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at thalian, she-rocks.org or 910-251-1788.
A silent auction will be offered at each performance with fabulous items including, restaurant and hotel packages, yacht parties, healthy & beauty packages and 2D and 3D artwork.
“Ovarian cancer can touch anyone and our community theatre family has felt its impact,” said Susan Habas, Executive Director of Thalian Association Community Theatre. “The Divine Divas concert will support She ROCKS and continue our tradition of supporting and healing our community through the performing arts.”
“God has chosen this path and we must follow. Filled with faith, blessed with community, believing in the cure to come,” said Mary Barto, Co-Founder of She ROCKS.
About She ROCKS
She ROCKS was founded by Beth Quinn and Mary Barto in May 2014 after Beth was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. Because there are no screenings for ovarian cancer and a person is typically asymptomatic until it is very advanced, Beth could not have caught this disease earlier. Her best friend, Mary Barto, agreed that this was unacceptable, and the two of them partnered with another close friend, Tracy Brown, to do something about it.
She ROCKS exists to bring awareness and attention to ovarian cancer through funding groundbreaking research, and by helping women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. The organization is solely committed to these pursuits and it gives every penny that it takes in toward these goals. She ROCKS believes it is our duty as women to help one another in whatever ways we are able.
About Thalian Association Community Theatre
Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, five productions at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages
the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of
Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.