A group of students and alumni from around the local area will perform the Disney-themed show, "Dreams are Forever," at 7 p.m. Friday at Williamsport Area Middle School, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Zane Wagner, a sophomore at Point Park University in Pittsburgh who is studying musical theater and is the coordinator of the show, became inspired to put on a performance for the Make-A-Wish Foundation after participating in a show fundraiser with his brother when he was a freshman in high school.
For the past four years, Wagner has brought in students and alumni from all over Williamsport, Warrior Run and Montoursville to put on a show to raise money for the foundation. The group has raised more than $10,000 for the foundation.
Student performers practice songs for their upcoming performance at Williamsport Area Middle School on July 11.
Shown is the cast of students who will perform “Dreams are Forever.”
Since the most popular wish through the foundation is to visit Walt Disney World, Wagner decided to make the show Disney-themed. He and the 13 cast members, ages 11 to 20, will perform and act out different songs from Disney classics like "Tarzan," "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid" and "Frozen."
The performers will be dressed in Disney bound outfits, which are modern day outfits that channel the outfit their character wore in the movie they are portraying.
On the night of the performance, the doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Donations will be accepted for admission to the show, which will go directly to the foundation, will be collected at the door.
As members of the community walk in, they will be greeted by Miss Teen Pennsylvania, Sydney Robertson.
They then will have the opportunity to visit with their favorite Disney characters, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Jasmine, Belle and even a new and very popular queen.
There also will be prizes raffled off that include jewelry, Scentsy products, gourmet cupcakes, flower arrangements and gift certificates to the Community Arts Center.
Wagner hopes that the audience takes away three important things when they leave the show.
"You're never to old to have a dream, anyone can make a difference and sometimes just finding that one thing that makes you happy and that you love can get you out of the darkest times," Wagner said.
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For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org.