June 9, 2013

Young cast to help Humane Society with special show

By Christopher Smith

— Doing theater unpaid is one way to give back to the local community, said Director Mary Rose Threet. But a young cast at the Artistic Civic Theatre is looking to give back in another way this month.

Most of the money from tickets for the final show of “Guys and Dolls Jr.” will go to the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia. The special performance is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Other performances are June 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and June 22 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $15 a person.

“I try to do something — especially with children — to teach them to give back to the community in a little way,” Threet said. “And the Humane Society is one of my favorite organizations.”

The organization recovers stay animals and tries to find them homes to reduce unnecessary euthanasia, according to the humane society website (hsnwga.org). Humane society staff will bring dogs to the show for adoption, Threet said.

“We did this about three years ago and it went very well,” she said. “We had a couple of adoptions at the last one and I expect more this year.”

Tickets are available at the theater, the Wade Adoption Center at 1703 Cleveland Highway and at Sassy Flea Boutique and Consignment at 311 W. Emery St.

For questions, call (706) 278-4796.

“People will not only love the show,” Threet said, “they’ll love meeting these pets and knowing that their money is going to a bigger cause.”

“Guys and Dolls Jr.” — an age-appropriate version of the famous 1950s musical by Frank Loesser — tells the story of gambler Sky Masterson’s struggle to change his ways when he falls in love with missionary Sarah Brown.

“It’s sure to be a great show,” Threet said. “We hope to have a full house.”


A special performance of “Guys and Dolls Jr.” to benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Artistic Civic Theatre. The theater is at 907 Gaston St. For more information, call (706) 278-4796. Tickets are $15 a person.