FWCD Supports Houston Strong Benefit

The glue that seals the puzzle pieces together … that’s Eric Tysinger, FWCD’s new Scott Theater Manager. On September 27, he will serve as the Production Stage Manager for Houston Strong: A Theater District Benefit Honoring Local Heroes at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. 

The evening will include free performances by seven of the Theater District’s resident companies: Alley Theatre, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, and Society for the Performing Arts and Theatre Under The Stars. 
 
Tysinger was tapped for the job by Hillary Hart, Executive Director of Theatre Under the Stars. She is a friend and arts colleague who knew he could be the person to meld the show together. “Hillary is a colleague and a friend and I am so flattered that she thought of me for this important event. This is an opportunity to use the arts to provide some normalcy and a sense of relief in to those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” he said. “We are using the arts to heal.”
 
Each resident company has its own individual stage manager, but Tysinger supervises the gluing together of the show. Because Tysinger is lending his expertise, Fort Worth Country Day was named a contributing partner. “I am so thankful that Head of School Eric Lombardi allowed me to take on this project,” he said. “I’ll be en route to San Antonio to complete the ISAS New Teacher Institute and will miss the first session in order to oversee the event. But Eric saw the value in the opportunit,y and I couldn’t be happier.”

The benefit’s wide-ranging program will include George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, performed by the Houston Ballet; a special appearance by Houston native Jason Moran, presented by Da Camera; a performance of “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide, presented by Houston Grand Opera; and much more. 

Donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will be accepted onsite during the event, online at 
www.ghcf.org or by texting HARVEY2017 to 91999. Contributions are tax-deductible and will go toward relief for victims affected by the recent floods.
 
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