SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Community Playhouse was honored Monday when it received a $500 grant from the Sylacauga Arts Council for the upcoming production of The Secret Garden.

The play’s director, Patrick McDonald, was invited to address the monthly meeting of the Arts Council, where he spoke on the theme “The benefits of theater arts for a complete community.”

“Sylacauga is fortunate to have the Sylacauga Arts Council helping to build a better Sylacauga through the arts,” said Amy McDonald, Sylacauga Community Playhouse Board Member. “The Sylacauga Community Playhouse is grateful to be part of the Sylacauga Arts Council efforts as a grant recipient to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of Sylacauga by providing support for the city’s diverse and artistic  resources.”

The Sylacauga Community Playhouse seeks to provide theatrical education, experiences, and quality entertainment throughout the community by creating theater arts opportunities for all ages.

The Secret Garden public performances will be held in the B.B. Comer High School Auditorium April 4 through April 7, 2019. Advanced tickets will go on sale for $10 Dec. 1 and can be purchased through the SCP website. Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.

There will be performances held April 9 through April 11 for schools around Talladega County to attend. The Sylacauga Arts Council’s grant will help underwrite the cost of the school shows. If you are a teacher or school administrator, and are interested in your students attending one of these performances, contact Amy McDonald at (256) 369-3003.

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