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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, Monday, November 12, 2012- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa is hosting a special performance of Meet Me In St. Louis at Theatre Cedar Rapids (102 3rd Street SE) Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2:30PM. All proceeds from this special presentation will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, a United Way agency that serves over 700 children annually by providing them with positive adult role models. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance by calling Big Brothers Big Sisters at 377-8993 or visiting www.beabigcr.org and clicking events tab. This special performance is underwritten by Apache, Ruth Altermatt, US Bank and Yellobook.
Meet Me In St. Louis is a rare treasure in musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I’m with You and A Day in New York.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa, BeABigCR.org, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are being raised in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to facilitate the success of children living in our community by providing support to help children grow as individuals and by encouraging educational and extra-curricular activities.