On Oct. 21, North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) celebrated 25 years of its original theatre company, Plano Children’s Theatre, with an “old Havana” themed celebration. “Havana Nights” was a festive evening featuring live performances by talented young NTPA cast members, casino games, cigars and Cuban food and cocktails.
Proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships for young performers and will also contribute to the capital campaign for NTPA’s move to The Shops at Willow Bend in spring 2017.
NTPA’s new Willow Bend location will include four performance spaces, six rehearsal spaces, a set build and costume shop, and will occupy approximately 22,000-square-feet of space on the upper level near Dillard’s.
“The Willow Bend Center for the Arts will provide a learning lab for all North Texas youth to learn important performing arts and life skills through the arts,” says NTPA founder and executive director Sara Akers. “When we created this vision 25 years ago, our hope was to expand to allow any child anywhere the opportunity to take the stage.”
Check out our photos from the “Havana Nights” celebration (click to enlarge):Plano Children's Theatre >