ZIEGLERVILLE – Escape into the fairy-tale world of glass slippers, fairy godmothers, charming princes, and extraordinary transformations with Perkiomen Valley Middle School West Drama Club’s performance of “Cinderella,” to take place March 11-13 in the West auditorium.
The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11; 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. Tickets are $8, and can be reserved by emailing the director, Krista Yerkes, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Children who attend the performances will have the opportunity to pose for a picture with Cinderella for a small donation to Happy 2 Be Home, the non-profit organization that the West Drama Club is supporting with ticket sale proceeds. Prince and princess accessories – tiaras, wands and swords – will be on sale at the performance as well. Don’t forget your phone to take pictures!
The Happy 2 B Home organization – which enables families to provide a suitable home environment for children with chronic, long-term disabilities – was selected by the West Drama Club as this year’s recipient for ticket sales and related proceeds. Since 2005, the West Drama Club has raised money through its performances for local charities. Students are tasked to research local non-profit organizations and then present their ideas to the cast and crew. The club votes to select a different charity each year.
“Since 2005, I have been directing the musicals at West and early on decided that I wanted it to be a learning experience for all involved. Most importantly, I wanted the students to recognize that theatre is not just a place for themselves to shine as stars, but also that theatre can be used to help others in the community,” said Ms. Yerkes.
Over the past 11 years, the Drama Club has donated $41,500 to local charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Montgomery County SPCA, Schwenksville Library, Project Linus, the PVMS West Beautification Fund, and the PVMS West Green Team. The club also created a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a Perkiomen Valley High School senior.
“I am so proud of the work the West Drama Club has done for this community. Although we have all learned many lessons through the process of working together to create grandiose productions, the greatest lesson learned is the joy and pride one feels when being able to help others,” said Ms. Yerkes.
Perkiomen Valley Middle School West is located at 220 Big Road in Zieglerville.