With special thanks to Bridges Outreach for sending this to nj.com.
All of the proceeds from Suburban Legend Arts’ winter performance of Last Chance Saloon: A Wild West Pantomime were donated to Bridges Outreach and another local charity, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. The cast and crew raised $2,250 that was donated to Bridges to help with outreach to local homeless people. The Last Chance Saloon was written, directed, produced and performed by local residents.
Chrissy McIntyre, who with her husband Ridley, produces and directs the shows, explained, “Panto has become a Maplewood winter tradition. We are so happy to share the profits from these happy performances with the local charities that contribute so much to our local area. Giving money to help those in our neighborhood helps foster a real sense of community among the cast. Everyone pitches in to help with the production and we all just want to make a great show so we can sell out and give as much as we can.”
Lois Bhatt, Bridges’ Executive Director, said “We are very grateful to Suburban Legend Arts and everyone involved in these performances. Their generosity will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Newark, Irvington and New York City who are in need.”
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