From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 10 and continuing through Friday, October 12, TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) is hosting a “Broadway Yard Sale” to raise money for this year’s Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure.
According to an email sent out to TPAC season subscribers and supporters, more than 400 show posters, marquee signs and various other promotional materials from Broadway shows that have graced the stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall will be available for sale to the general public during the ‘yard sale’ located in TPAC’s Jackson Hall Lobby located at 505 Deaderick Street in the heart of downtown Nashville.
With the majority of items prices between $1 and $10, not only will theatre fans get the chance to purchase memorabilia from some of Broadway’s biggest hits, but they’ll be doing so with the satisfaction that 100% of the proceeds are being added to the donations collected by TPAC staffers and friends who are taking part in the October 27 Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. TPAC spokesperson, Tony Marks mirrored the sentiment by saying, ““There is no better way to do some house-cleaning than to give musical theater fans the chance to shop for themselves or for the holidays while raising money for a good cause.”
TPAC’s Race for the Cure Team Captain, Melanie Ainsworth is among those overseeing the three-day “Broadway Yard Sale”. When I dropped by the sale on Wednesday afternoon, she told me that a full-size “Wicked” marquee poster was the first item sold. “There was a lady her with her two children before 11 o’clock and as she spotted it on the cart before we even finished setting up the sale,” Ainsworth smiled.
Longtime TPAC patrons will not only have a chance to own a piece of Broadway memorabilia from recent shows like “Spring Awakening”, “Young Frankenstein”, “The Color Purple” and “Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5”, but also favorites from seasons past like “Saturday Night Fever”, “Les Miserables” and “101 Dalmatians”.
Speaking of “101 Dalmatians”, when the National Tour came through Nashville in 2010, Broadway diva, Rachel York starred as Cruella De Vil. York is currently on tour with “Anything Goes” where she’s playing Reno Sweeney. Coincidentally, “Anything Goes” will open TPAC’s 2012/2013 season when the show comes to Nashville Jackson Hall beginning Tuesday, October 23 through Sunday, October 28.
Of TPAC’s “Broadway Yard Sale” and their participation in the upcoming Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 27, Ainsworth said, “Anything we can do to raise as much money as possible is great.” To that end, nearly 30 TPAC staffers, friends and family members dressed in TPAC for Ta-Ta’s t-shirts will be present on race day.
The team has set a goal of $2000 for themselves. At the time of this article, they were 94% there, having already collected $1,875. The monies raised during the “Broadway Yard Sale” should more than put them over the mark. To track TPAC’s team’s fundraising progress, CLICK HERE. If you can’t make it to TPAC’s Jackson Hall Lobby to purchase some posters and marketing material, but would like to make a donation to TPAC for Ta-Ta’s Race for the Cure team, CLICK HERE.
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