The Civitan Club of Holly Springs' new inclusive theater initiative, Together on Center Stage (TOCS), this week announced dates for their upcoming show, 'It's a Backwards World, So Who is Lamron?' The show combines the talents of a diverse group of people who deliver a powerful message about celebrating how the differences in each of us, make us the same. Join the cast in a wonderful journey as they search for LAMRON, to find tolerance and acceptance. TOCS is already garnering strong interest across the community. "This is an event that is a must see. These individuals are great as is the show and you will NEVER forget it! I urge you to attend." said Dick Sears, Mayor of Holly Springs, NC.
Performance dates: Friday, Saturday April 26 & 27 at 7pm and April 27 at 3pm. For tickets ($7, all seats reserved), Call 919-567-4000 or visit www.etix.com (search Holly Springs).
About The Civitan of Holly Springs' Inclusive Theater Group, Together on Center Stage (TOCS)
This very special performing arts program includes a diverse group of participants with varied abilities, who create and perform their own original production. This program promotes inclusion and community spirit. It is presented in a welcoming environment and is committed to developing social and performance skills, building self-esteem, discipline, responsibility, and positive values through the creative arts. Each program includes up to 25 participants, from 7 years old through adult, including volunteers. TOCS is held at the Holly Springs' Cultural Arts Center, with partnership and full support from the Holly Springs' Civitan Group. Civitan, an international club, is dedicated to building good citizenship, serving individuals and the greater community. Civitan members strive to make Holly Springs and the surrounding area, one of the best places to live in Wake County.
About TOCS Leadership
Alan Rosen directs this program assisted by Gary Zwerin.
Mr. Rosen has worked with diverse populations both in education and the arts. He developed and successfully implemented this program in New Jersey, then called ClubArtsOnStage. Rosen is also the author and composer of Through Our Eyes, a musical theater production with an inclusive cast, telling true stories about how special needs individuals see the world through their eyes (www.toemusical.org). The show was performed at the United Nations in 2008, as well as for the National Down Syndrome Society's Buddy Walk in New York, 2009. Rosen is also the 2009 recipient of the prestigious VSA Arts' Dare to Imagine Award for "making a difference in the Iives of people with disabilities". Mr. Rosen is a member of Civitan in Holly Springs.
Mr. Zwerin has also worked with diverse populations while directing his very special Camp Clown'n Around during track outs throughout the triangle area. He has been assisting Mr. Rosen with TOCS for the past two years. For more information, please visit