February 15, 2012

Graduating MFAs Fundraise in Fun Ways!

Mike and Sandy Salsbury serenade
Elinor Malendoski
Cupid and the Valen-twins, and the Salsburys
deliver a Valentine to Suzanne Morton

If you were passing through the halls of the Com building on February 14th, you may have heard the melodious strains of "You Are My Sunshine", "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" or "Follow My Heart".  Or perhaps you caught a glimpse of the Valen-twin fairies.  If you were really lucky, you may have seen Cupid - as you've never seen him before!

The graduating class of MFA actors held a singing telegram fundraiser on Valentine's Day, and it was a ringing success! Thank you so much to all who participated.
Zach Bortot as Cupid

Whitney Rappana and Jeff Fazakerley
sing "Follow Your Heart"

The next event is being held this very weekend.  On Sunday, February 19th, at 7:30pm, in the Studio Theatre... "They Fight!"
This is an evening of theatrical combat, performed and choreographed by Regent students and alums.  Performances include scenes from Shakespeare, a Kung Fu showdown, Rapier and Dagger in corsets, a warrior goddess dance with broadswords, and much more.  The evening will conclude with a Gladiator match, in which your donations and crowd participation determine the fate of one of the fighters.  Admission is free, but it a fundraiser after all, so donations are gratefully accepted! Please be advised, there is a strong parental advisory due to language and realistic violence. 

Finally, mark March 31st on your calendar now! The MFAs will be holding a jazz night, featuring swing dance lessons, cabaret style entertainment, food, and dancing.  This would be a great date night, or a fantastic evening to hang out with a group of friends.  More details will be coming soon, but make plans now to be there.  You won't want to miss it!

All proceeds from these fundraisers go towards the annual industry showcase, where the graduating actors have the opportunity to have their work seen by casting directors, talent agents and other industry professionals.  It's an important launching pad towards their future careers as Christian artists.  Your support is gratefully appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Great read, thanks for sharing. I've really enjoyed reading this. I have recently discovered Tony Charalambides fundraising and the great work he has done on behalf of charities. He has helped raise over £150 million on behalf of charities, you should check it out.