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November 29, 2012

Call out for groups to benefit from Night of 1,000 Divas fundraiser

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Tonawanda News — Last year, for example, DeGraff sold 100 tickets, profitting about $2,000 all for the effort of simply handing out tickets and accepting money.

There are a couple of caveats, though, Zupo said. Organizations must pay for their tickets up front, cannot return any they don’t sell and must sell them for no less than $25 because it would be an unfair advantage over other groups.

Groups can always ask for more tickets later if they sell the first batch.

The event got its name from the “Diva by Diva” show hosted at the Riviera the first couple years of the fundraiser. Night of 1,000 Divas switched to working with Coop’s Spotlight Productions two years ago, something Cooper said has been a great experience.

“We feel very strongly about helping the community in any way we can,” she said, adding that the production group works to promote children’s theater at the Riviera. “We’re trying to give children and families a away to afford to see children’s work and to get them in the theater.”

She described “I Do, I Do” as an upbeat musical about about the tribulations and joys of 50 years of marriage. While there’s the potential for darker themes, Cooper said they want to keep the show light so it’s a fun night out for the community.

Interested parties should contact Zupo directly at 390-8551. Personalized fliers for the event will be provided to those who take part.

NIGHT OF 1,000 DIVAS FUNDRAISER EVENT • WHAT: "I Do, I Do" musical put on by Coop's Starlight Productions • WHEN: Jan. 30 • WHERE: Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda • COST: Tickets cost $5 each up front. Groups can buy and sell as many tickets as they want. Organizations must sell each ticket for at least $25 and cannot return any unsold tickets. • MORE INFORMATION: Call Evelyn Zupo at 390-8551.

Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.

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