I Stand: A Benefit With Idina Menzel
In 2003, Idina Menzel originated the role of "the green girl," the misunderstood witch in the hit musical "Wicked" which included her show-stopping performance of the song "Defying Gravity. The Boston Herald raved, "Menzel need only plant her feet on the ground and sing to make the back of the theatre vibrate with the power of her voice." Other credits include two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in "The Wild Party" and "See What I Wanna See" at the Public Theatre. Film credits include starring roles in the Disney romantic fable, "Enchanted", "Rent" and Robert Towne's "Ask The Dust". The Robert Zemekis film and soundtrack album "Beowulf" includes a performance of the song "A Hero Comes Home" by Idina.
So many people struggle with that feeling of being different from those around you but I want to encourage people to think that it's more than okay to be fierce and to let it all shine. - Idina Menzel
The I STAND Benefit marks the launch of the WE STAND Campaign as part of a diversity initiative at Pace Academy to make a difference in the lives of youth in some of the most under-served communities in Atlanta and around the world. Our mission is to partner with individuals, schools, and community based organizations to create educational outreach programs for youth to eradicate preconceived misconceptions and prejudices, as well as provide financial assistance to enhance education, develop leadership skills, and increase their understanding of what is possible for themselves and their community. Currently, we have an educational exchange program with Ron Clark Academy (http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/), as well as an on-going partnership with Youth On The Move in Peoplestown ATL, to create Keeping Pace, a summer empowerment program that we host at Pace Academy. This summer Pace students will travel to South Africa to partner with Ubuntu Education Fund (http://ubuntufund.org/) and add their voices to the cause of over 40,000 orphaned and vulnerable youth from HIV/AIDS in the townships of Port Elizabeth.
Idina ask the question, What do you stand for? Diversity at Pace Academy: WE STAND for helping others to move forward.
Join us as we stand with a Broadway legend to raise money to create opportunities that will enable all youth to rise and stand in their potential.
Idina Menzel: I Stand
Sunday, May 17th at 3PM
The Hendrix-Chenault Theater
At The Lovett School
4075 Paces Ferry RD NW
Atlanta GA 30327
Special Performance from Pace Academy, Ron Clark Academy, and local art students.
To bid on the opportunity to have a private meeting with Idina please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid.
Starting bid is $250
4075 Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
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