2nd Annual - 24 Hour Musical and Fundraiser: March 11 at 7pm
Talented District 300 students will perform a “24 Hour Musical” to benefit Turning Point on Saturday, March 11 at 7pm at Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin). The inspiration came to Student Director, Stephanie Fiorentino, ten years after she had a lemonade and golf ball stand for the same organization. “My mom and dad were leading a fundraiser through Light of Christ Church to help Turning Point open their new facility to house women and children. I was 8-years-old and I wanted to help, so my grandpa, dad and I built a stand and I sold lemonade to the golfers as they passed by at the fundraiser,” remembers Stephanie.
Jane Farmer, Executive Director of Turning Point says, “I warmly recall Stephanie and other youth from Light of Christ helping at this important golf outing fundraiser over ten years ago. It helped us Open our new facility.”
This is the 2nd Annual 24-hour musical at Jacobs, which was started by Nicole Frantik in 2016. The concept is a “lock-in” of nearly 100 students, many with non-music theater backgrounds. The cast learns the show after first receiving their scripts at 7pm on Friday night. The students and staff work all night learning their lines, songs, and dances. “They all come together to learn the show and then perform to the community in just one short day. It is a fantastic way of bringing students with very diverse talents together” says Director, Jacob Stouffer.
“The audience is in for some great entertainment,” says Stephanie, “and we plan to make a real difference for an important organization, Turning Point.” Stephanie has been hard at work on this project since the fourth week of school. “I wanted to challenge myself the second semester of my senior year. It has been such an amazing experience to direct this event. I truly believe that the 24- Hour Musical is a fundraiser that helps bring the entire student body and the community together for a cause,” says Stephanie.
Directed by Jacob Stouffer and Student Director, Stephanie Fiorentino, the creative team includes Jennifer Wiczer as Music Director and Alexander Sitko as Choreographer.
“I really appreciate all the hard work, time, and talent that Stephanie has given leading. As well as all the cast, the teachers and staff of Jacobs have given to make this show a success. On behalf of the 1,643 women, children and men who utilized Turning Point services to get out of a violent relationship, Thank you!” says Ms. Farmer of Turning Point.
This production will be performed one time only, March 11 at 7pm at the Jacobs High School Auditorium at Ticket prices are $5 for adults and a special student price of $3. All proceeds will go to Turning Point. There will be a raffle at intermission. Tickets and donations can be purchased at the door prior to the event and will need to be in the form of check or cash.