EUSTIS – The Bay Street Players’ Young People’s Theatre recently received a $10,000 grant from Walt Disney World Resort as part of this year’s Disney Helping Kids Shine initiative.
The grant will impact 362 children, who will participate in the Theatre’s after-school production classes, summer camp and the annual production tour that presents free, live theatre to Lake County elementary school students.
“We are excited that the Young People’s Theatre is the recipient of this well-deserved grant,” said Scott Blankenship, Director of Lake County’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism. “Programs like these are instrumental to the enhancement of the quality of life in our communities. A high quality of life is critical for economic health and attracting visitors to Lake County.”
The Young People’s Theatre program was established 35 year ago and has enriched the lives of many children over the years. A myriad of the program’s graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in the arts.
Lake County is home to several theatres that provide quality entertainment and promote cultural growth, including:
• Bay Street Players at the Historic State Theatre, located at 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis
• Melon Patch Theater, located at 311 N. 13th St. in Leesburg
• George O. Pringle Performing Art Series, 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg
• Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, located at 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora
• Moonlight Players Warehouse Theatre, 732B W. Montrose St. in Clermont
For more information about upcoming shows, or to plan your visit to Lake County, call the Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism at 352-742-3918, or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov.