By Jill Fox
Following the devastating school shooting last year, Broadway Bound, a Coral Springs based children’s theatre launched their foundation focusing on the importance of the arts in healing the performers and entire community.
This year, the foundation continues with these efforts and will host their next event with an evening of dining, dancing and fun in the form of a sock hop. The entertainment-filled event takes place on March 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dauer Museum for Classic Cars in Sunrise and sock hoppers should dress in their favorite 50’s outfit for music and performances by the students of Broadway Bound.
Complete with an old-fashioned ice cream truck, the evening will feature vendors and cuisine from local restaurants along with raffles and a silent auction.
Kassie Meiler, director of dance and resident choreographer for Broadway Bound said that the children’s theater has always been closely tied with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their drama department. With the success of last year’s MSD benefit concert, the foundation decided to host another where 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the Broadway Bound Shining Stars Foundation.
The foundation’s scholarships support MSD graduates who are inspired to pursue music, dance, theater or voice in higher education.
“Last year, we were able to give out three amazing scholarships to students from Douglas pursuing the arts,” said Meiler, who added their goal is to keep giving out scholarships, and continue the foundation.
The cost is $75 for adults and $40 for children. Party-goers can purchase a family ticket for $150. A limited number of tickets are available, and interested residents should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22 to guarantee tickets to the event.
To learn more about the foundation or to apply for a scholarship, visit http://broadwayshiningstars.org.
The Dauer Museum for Classic Cars is located at 10801 NW 50th Street in Sunrise.
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.