Community supports Baldwin High productions
By Laura Van Wert
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Community groups and businesses have helped this year's Baldwin High School musical run a little smoother, by catering lunches and providing publicity.
“The support is there within the community,” said Renee Stockey, publicity director for the musical, “Hairspray,” and vice president of the Baldwin-Whitehall Friends of the Theater Arts. The show runs April 14 and April 17 to 20.
At weekend rehearsals for the cast, crew and orchestra pit, staff members for the musical provided free lunches instead of allowing students to leave campus for midday meal breaks.
Baldwin-Whitehall Friends of the Theater Arts, a nonprofit that raises money for the district's drama clubs, awarded a $1,500 grant to the musical to pay for lunches for the 120 students involved, Stockey said. Stockey and cast members' parents cook some of the meals, while several businesses also donated food.
“The parents have been wonderful,” Stockey said.
Olive Garden in Bethel Park has donated meals to the musical for the last eight years, Stockey said. This year, Salvatore's Events & Catering and the Pizza Company helped out, too.
“The kids have been extremely appreciative, thankful and always hungry,” Stockey said.
Many ads for the show will appear around the Baldwin-Whitehall area.
Students put yard signs outside of their homes. The high school and the Greater Beneficial Union, both on Route 51, have electronic messages about the show, and the staff purchased a billboard at the Route 51 and Route 88 intersection through Lamar Advertising Co., Stockey said. Information about the show also can be found in church bulletins.“
“Hairspray” also will be featured on a WPXI-TV newscast Thursday as the musical rehearsal of the week.
Students also seek out ads for the show's program, Stockey said. Students have the option of paying a $125 production fee or selling ads for the program, and many choose the latter.
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