Festival of Talent
showcases Ventura’s most talented youth
Some of Ventura’s most exciting young entertainers will perform at the
Ventura Education Partnership’s annual Festival of Talent on Saturday,
Feb. 25 at the Ventura High School Auditorium.
Rubicon Theatre Company’s Brian McDonald is once again directing the
show. This show marks the 11th anniversary of this popular fundraiser
for Ventura’s schools. This year’s theme is “Night of 1,000 Stars.”
The show will start off with an opening act featuring the AiRealistic
Circus and Flying School. AiRealistic is a troupe of aerial performers
who have worked with Cirque du Soleil and in other top-notch
productions around the world. AiRealistic recently opened a teaching
facility in Ventura.
opening number from the 2011 Festival of Talent
Photo by Marie Lakin
Comedy, amazing dance numbers, talented young vocalists and other great acts will round out this event for the whole family.
Tickets are $10 (advance general admission), $20 reserved, $15
(at-the-door general admission) and are available at all VUSD school
sites and the Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Ave. You can
also purchase tickets online via a credit card by going to
www.vep4vusd.org. Reserved seats are available online only.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with great food provided by Milano’s
Italian Restaurant; dinner tickets are $5 per meal. Pre-show activities
include paparazzi photo booths, a student art show and a silent
auction. The show starts at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m.
The Ventura Education Partnership is a non-profit, all-volunteer
organization which raises funds for the Ventura Unified School
District. VEP helps fill in the gaps in school budgets through its
GrantSmart program which has distributed hundreds of thousands of
dollars to VUSD classrooms.
For information, call 641-5000, ext. 1550, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vep4vusd.org
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