Kids Who Care Speaks up at the State Capitol for Public Education
Kids Who Care, a non-profit international musical theatre company based in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, brings their Resident Company to the Texas State Capitol to Austin to join thousands of Texas parents, teachers, students and community members to support public education. Kids Who Care will be performing selections from the current tour of District XI, Believe in Me live from the steps of the Capitol. District XI: Believe in Me is an extraordinary musical that celebrates the teachers who are changing the world and reminds us that together, we can create the education our children need. From your first crush, to the dreaded seat assignment, everyone in the audience can identify with this fresh look at the most common rite of passage. Let’s stop measuring and start inspiring our teachers and students.
Founder and Executive Director Deborah Jung says, “Our first original work was written in 1990 and was presented at the Kennedy Center at the Texas Festival of the Arts. Now in our 26th year, through an invitation from Austin Voices, we will perform selections from one of our finest original works, “District XI” to an audience who stands in solidarity to encourage what is right for Texas children. It is our hope that we can change the world with a powerful message performed by extraordinary kids from Fort Worth and surrounding counties. These children will remind us to renew our dedication to education and the great teachers who give their lives opening new worlds of insight every single day!”
About Kids Who Care:
Founded in 1989, Kids Who Care is a non-profit international theatre company based in Fort Worth, Texas that seeks to produce creative and confident kids through musical theatre education, performance, and leadership opportunities. Kids Who Care offers professional musical theatre classes, leadership training, summer musical theatre camps, international cultural exchanges, a touring Resident Company, public performances and more. The Kids Who Care Resident Company has performed for Mrs. Laura Bush, Off-Broadway at the Lamb’s Theatre, at both Disney’s, at The Kennedy Center, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at 30,000 feet aboard an airplane for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and at many other locations across the U.S. and overseas. The core values of the organization include: excellence in artistic development, artistic integrity of kids, leadership roles for kids, financial and cultural diversity and ensemble production. For more information, please visit www.kidswhocare.org
When: April 18 10:00am-Noon