LOGAN, W.Va. — Southern Coalition for the ARTS is planning their final fundraising push for their upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz”
The ARTS will host a purse bingo event at Chapmanville Middle School Saturday, July 23.
The event feature 10 name brand hand bags and purses which where donated by silent sponsors as well as raffles for gift baskets.
Leah Clay, with the ARTS, explained each table at the event will be served by their own “actor concierge” who will have extra bingo cards on hand and will be able to provide concessions.
Tickets for the purse bingo will cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can be bought online at the facebook.com/theartswv.
This is not the first fundraiser The ARTS have put together this season. Their recent dinner theater production of the murder mystery “The Final Cut” drew a large crowd and rave reviews.
The ARTS will stage performances of the beloved musical, “The Wizard of Oz” at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan July 29, 30 and 31 and August 4,5,6 and 7.
The cast of “The Wizard of Oz” is as follows:
Dorothy will be played by Faith Bell. Bob Fields will play the Tin Man. The role of the Cowardly Lion will be played be Michael Gore. Adam Terry will be portray the Scarecrow. The Wicked Witch will be played Rachel Noe-Maynard. Kayla Marcum will be Glenda and the Wizard of Oz will be portrayed by Justin McCloud.
During an interview with the Logan Banner, Rachel Noe-Maynard, with the ARTS, commented, “Our actors and children are great and they are working hard to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to life at the Coalfield Jamboree.”
Clay noted, “We are thrilled for children of all ages to get to experience the magic of Oz in such a historic venue.”
Anyone interested in more information or ticket reservations can call 304-785-0547. The ARTS can be found on facebook at facebook.com/theartswv.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]