The staff and educators of the Springer Opera House are hosting a cabaret Thursday to raise money to fund student scholarships in Springer Theatre Academy’s new Wise Investment Program.
The Wise Investment Program was developed in honor of Ron Anderson, founder of the Springer Theatre Academy. The program provides full tuition for underprivileged youth to attend the Springer Theatre Academy each year. At the academy, they receive theater training that imparts “Life Skills Through Stage Skills” — Anderson’s educational philosophy based on how the fine arts can equip individuals for life beyond the stage.
Springer’s new TeacherET cabaret performance will feature many of its scademy teachers practicing what they preach. The evening will provide a rare insight into the performing expertise of these educators that are normally backstage.
“Teacher ET will give the community a glimpse into the regional and national talent that teach their children at the Springer Theatre Academy,” according to a Springer news release.
The evening is appropriate for all age levels, and concessions will be available at the theater.
The Springer plans to use the funds to benefit youth in Columbus via the academy. TeacherET will assist in “creating opportunities for disadvantaged children to be exposed to one of life’s most fundamental aspects — the arts,” a release said.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Wise Investment Program directly. The performance will be held in Springer’s Emily Woodruff Hall.
For more information on TeacherET or The Wise Investment Program, contact the Spriger Opera House at 706-718-7811 or springeroperahouse.org.
If you go
When: 7 p.m. July 20
Where: Woodruff Hall, Springer Opera House, 103 E 10th St.
Cost: Free, but donations are requested to benefit The Wise Investment scholarship program.
Call: springeroperahouse.org or 706-718-7811