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Rotary Club’s ‘Music Off Broadway’ Raises Funds for Nonprofits

Rotary Club’s ‘Music Off Broadway’ Raises Funds for Nonprofits

                                   

Bangor -- The Rotary Club of Bangor is scheduled to present its 6th annual Music Off Broadway production on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 27 at 3 pm at Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium.  This year’s theme is America’s Bandstand.

With Roger George producing and Ben Layman and Heather Astbury-Libby co-directing,  a cast of about 25 talented community members will shake, rattle and roll their way through more than 30 popular songs from the 50’s to the 80’s, including “Blue Velvet,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

Music Off Broadway is the club’s largest annual fundraising effort with proceeds going to support local nonprofit service organizations.  Proceeds from the 2011 show will benefit Families And Children Together, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, Shaw House, and Rosscare/Alpha One.

“The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service. Every year, the Rotary Club of Bangor is active in many projects and contributes more than $25,000 to organizations in our local community,” said David Green, the club’s current president. “Music Off Broadway is one of our most visible and successful fundraising efforts.”

Tickets –  $18 for adults, $15 for seniors,  $10 for youth – will be available starting February 15 from club members and at BookMarc’s, Mr. Paperback at the Airport Mall, Patrick’s Hallmark at Broadway Shopping Center and prior to each performance at the door.

Since its inception in1905, Rotary has become an international organization with more than 1.2 million members.  Rotarians volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto “Service above Self.”

The Rotary Club of Bangor meets Tuesdays at 12 pm at Wellman Commons, 300 Union Street in Bangor. For more information visit http://www.bangorrotary.org/