Dear VLOG Friends and Family!
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!! Get ready, get set. . . . it’s SHOWTIME!! November brings us the long-awaited, much-anticipated performance of Sondheim’s “Sunday In The Park With George” staged concert and we could not be more excited for you all to see it! VLOG’s return to the concert stage features cast members young and old, old and new, tried and true. . . all just bursting with talent! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Seriously. Buy them now! (Details and link below) Your board has been working diligently to make VLOG the best we can be. . . if you haven’t read VLOG’s Mission Statement it in a while (ever?), take a moment now to remind yourself why you choose to be a valuable member. Here’s an abbreviated version: VLOG exists to foster appreciation of the musical arts with modern themes and equitable representation that reflects the diversity of NYC today, and reviving lesser-known works to elevate underrepresented artists within this generation-spanning genre. Through semi-staged concerts and cabarets to full-scale operettas and musicals, we provide opportunities for members to hone performing, producing and creative skills while making high-quality amateur theatre accessible to the community, including the elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged. That’s it. . . that’s what we strive to do. But to do it, we need you! If you haven’t yet this year, please PAY YOUR DUES. The pandemic hit us hard. Now, more than ever, your participation in any way you are able is appreciated. Paying dues is an excellent way to show your support. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/village-light-opera-group-ltd/2022-2023-membership-dues And at the start of this month of gratitude, we’re kicking off VLOG’s Giving Tuesday campaign. This year Giving Tuesday takes place on 11/29/22 and is described as “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity”. Think about that. . . radical generosity! So, when you receive emails and requests for donations in the next few weeks, please keep an open heart, an open mind, and give whatever feels right for you. All gifts/donations will be very much appreciated. Thank you kindly! #GivingTuesday Have a lovely, performance-filled, and radically generous November! See you IN THE PARK!!
November 18-20, 2022 - VLOG presents Sunday in the Park with George
December 14, 2022 - Caroling - 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Intercontinental Barclay (111 East 38th St. at Lex) - Save the Date!
February 10-11, 2023 - VLOG presents Iolanthe
June 9-11, 2023 - VLOG presents A Tale of Two Cities
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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE!
Friday November 18th @ 7:30
Saturday November 19th @ 7:30
Sunday November 20th @ 2:00
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College
entry on E69th between Park and Lexington
People of VLOG, I can’t say it any better than Pam just did. It’s been a difficult almost 3 years for everyone, and what better way to celebrate life than to support your favorite theater company, than to see this exquisite and life-affirming show by one of the greatest Broadway composers the world has ever known! We have a total of 420 tickets available, and I know we can absolutely sell out. Please buy some tickets for yourselves, for you family, for your friends, heck, for some kind-looking strangers on the street.
One reason to buy your tickets early is that we have to provide a list of ticket holders to Hunter a day or two before the shows. Yes, tickets will indeed be available at the door, but think of how much easier it will be just to get your name checked off, go through the turnstile, and take the elevator up to the 4th floor!
Please note that you will have to show your COVID vaccination certificate at the door.
We are also looking for volunteers to sell tickets by the doors downstairs, as well as ushering in the theater. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals are going exceptionally well, and this remarkably talented cast has been having so much fun! We can’t wait to see you there!
National Native American Heritage Month
Every year on November 1, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated to honor the remarkable Native Americans who have contributed a lot to improve the character of the nation. This month is also referred to as the American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. November is the time to rejoice in diverse and rich cultures, histories, and traditions and to appreciate the great contributions of the Native Americans. This month allows us to spread awareness about tribes or to educate people about the various challenges faced by the Native Americans in the past and today. Throughout this month, we commit to keep on supporting the remaining Native American tribes and let the world know about their sacrifices. https://nationaltoday.com/american-heritage-month/
Have you renewed your membership yet?
The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) and its membership are actively and enthusiastically committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This encompasses age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are actively committed to diversity in casting, and encourage performers, directors, designers, and crew of diverse backgrounds to join us. VLOG is committed to being a group that tells a diverse portfolio of stories which reflect the human experience and demonstrates the remarkable spectrum in our community. We are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. It is through diversity that we are made stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.