New Paradigm Theatre’s “Footloose” and Soul4Souls shoe drive collection
NPT is hosting a shoe drive to help benefit the Program Sole4Souls as part of their live production of Footloose this summer!
Soles4Souls is a nonprofit charity that turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity. The nonprofit donates the shoes to homeless shelters and disaster relief programs in the United States and around the world. It also helps people in developing countries launch and sustain their own small business by selling the donated shoes and clothing.
The idea originated with Beatrix Allen, whose daughter Julia will be performing as one of the young people in Footloose, August 20 and 21st. Bea is heading up the collection of gently used shoes from the public and cast during rehearsals and shows. The public and cast can drop off shoes August 1-15th at Emmanuel Church between the the hours of 12-5pm and then during the shows August 20th 7pm and August 21st 2pm and 7pm.
“I believed this would be a great opportunity for our youth to help support others in our community and around the world.” says Bea.
The New Paradigm Theatre Company presents “Footloose,” the Broadway hit musical, live on stage August 20th and 21st at Black Rock Church in its state-of-the-art theatre. The production will feature West End London star, Craig Pinder, (original London cast of Les Miserables as Jean Valjean) as Reverend Shaw Moore. The New Paradigm Theatre Company (NPT) is a nonprofit organization promoting social responsibility and fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through arts education and theatrical productions. NPT offers online and in-person classes, workshops and seminars that build bridges across diverse communities. They produce professional shows that often assist other local nonprofits with strategic partnerships that highlight theatre and the arts as key components of a healthy community.
For more information, please refer to the Sole4Souls site here
For tickets: Performances of “Footloose” are August 20th at 7p.m. and August 21st at 2 p.m or 7 p.m. Tickets are $18-$35 for adults and youth, $30 for seniors and $50 for VIP, which can be purchased online here or by calling (203) 357-5021.
Black Rock Church is located 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield