The opening night performance of the tap-dancing comedy with two left feet, Stepping Out, will be a fundraiser for the region’s first dedicated palliative care facility, Elsie’s Retreat, courtesy of Wyoming-East Gosford Lions Club and show producers, D and S Media Productions.
“Local Lions clubs have been wonderful supporters of community theatre on the Central Coast for years, so we thought it fitting that our opening night of Stepping Out should financially support this magnificent organisation,” said Director, Shea Wicks.
“We have been in awe of the incredible job Lions do out of the spotlight, clarifying that so much of the group’s charity work is carried out in the background.
“All profits from the opening night performance at Laycock Street Community Theatre in Gosford on Wednesday, August 14, will go towards the Elsie’s Retreat project, a fund-raising initiative for a palliative care home on the Central Coast.
“When we were casting our production, we made a point of telling our actors that opening night would be a benefit night and they all agreed that it was a worthy cause and were delighted to be involved,” Wicks said.
Wyoming-East Gosford Lions President, Sue Cleary, said the organisation was: “thrilled beyond belief over the generous actions of D and S Media Productions and the cast of Stepping Out.
“After hearing of David and Shea’s plans for opening night, we’ve earmarked the potential funds to one of our important community support projects,” said Cleary.
“Suffice to say, the money will go to a very worthy local cause,” she added.
Media release, Mar 28
David Wicks, D and S Media Productions