Y.E.S.: Enchanted Spring Musical

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Y.E.S. the Arc's Phillip Schnur plays The Court Jester

This benefit performance will be an exciting opportunity for the Arc performers to "strut their stuff" for the general public in a full concert stage setting as well as to generate support and raise awareness for their special work and unique talents.

The list of guest artists includes Duane Moore, lead singer of the popular band Mogollon; artist and musician Dave Rentz; performance artist and dancer, Paul Moore; Ken and Lyn Mikell; and members of The Verde Valley Voices.

The theme of the Enchanted Spring Musical is a costume ball in the style of an early European court. For added fun, the music, dance and other entertainment at this fanciful Mozartesque costume party pops in and out of ancient and more modern musical and dance styles.

All of the Arc performers collaborated and assisted in the fun and educational process of making the fabulous costumes. They are definitely a highlight of the evening’s entertainment. The talents and energy of numerous individuals contribute to the success of Arc performance events. Among them are: Wanda Morgan and Nancy Holmes, choir direction; Ginna Buchanan, costumes; Jennifer Schauffler-Vircsik, dance, choreography and over all direction.

Anyone who has been to an Arc performance event knows firsthand how moving it is to experience the open hearted and exuberant energy of these performers. They give everything they’ve got. If you have not before considered that a performance group made up of individuals with developmental disabilities should be taken seriously be prepared to be surprised. The Arc performers are sure to touch your heart and dazzle your senses.

The performance arts program at Y.E.S. The Arc offers the opportunity for artists with special needs to demonstrate to themselves and others their ability to succeed and contribute to the world and to their community in a meaningful way. What these performers have to share is rare and precious because it is honest, wondrously transparent, generous and unaffected. Each performance is a celebration of success and a testament to extraordinary accomplishment.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this unique and uplifting event. Suggested donation $10. By purchasing a ticket and attending the performance you will be providing much needed support for the Arc’s performance arts program and its very special artists.

Through the generosity of Mingus Union High School the Y.E.S. The Arc’s June 6 performance will be presented at the Mingus Auditorium, 1808 E. Fir St., Cottonwood.

Reservations and early ticket purchases are strongly recommended. To make a reservation or purchase a ticket you may call or stop by Y.E.S. the Arc at 634-2049.

Anything over a $10 donation may be considered fully tax deductible. Individuals who would like to contribute but are unable to attend this event may mail a gift to Y.E.S. The Arc (P.O. Box 1060, Cottonwood, AZ 86326). Such contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible.

Y.E.S. The Arc deeply appreciates all contributions made toward this event and its performance arts program. You may become a member of a group of special contributors and supporters of the Arc’s Performance Arts Program by making a contribution in one of the following gift categories: Sponsor, $25 -$99; Friends $100-$249; Patron, $250-$499; Benefactors $500 – or more.

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