Explorebigsky.com Staff Writer

The first fundraiser for Big Sky Broadway, Big Sky’s only children’s musical theater company and summer camp, welcomed a packed house at the Lone Peak Cinema theater on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
“In addition to buying tickets, the audience was very generous at the event,” said Producer Barbara Rowley. Local stars Ava King and Emma Flach passed a basket through the crowd while BSBW director John Zirkle sang an adaptation of the show tune “Summertime,” wherein he added silly lyrics requesting funds.
A wine-tasting benefit sponsored by By Word of Mouth followed the event.
Big Sky Broadway reached its financial goals and netted over $2,000 in funds for this summer’s production.
“We were thrilled by the financial success,” Zirkle said, “but I was also excited to see the artistic skills of our performers and their willingness to get up in front of an audience.”
All of the performers won prizes and accolades from ‘celebrity judges’ Heaven Phillips, Steve Merlino and Klaudia Kosiak.
Enrollment for the two-week camp, which begins June 11 and culminates with performances of The Wizard of Oz on June 23-24, is now almost completely full. For more information about how to participate or donate to Big Sky Broadway, contact Barbara Rowley at browley@3rivers.net.