The Wizard of Oz at NewTV a benefit for Best Buddies

Please join Richard Berman for a showing of the iconic The Wizard of Oz at NewTV on May 21, 6-9pm located at 23 Needham Street, Newton.

As an added treat, the Newton Youth Players will perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” shortly before showtime. Richard Berman has been a Production Assistant at NewTV for over ten years and is a longtime participant in the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port.

The Newton Youth Players are a children’s theater company for elementary school children who have been performing musicals for nine years. The Wizard of Oz is a favorite of Executive Director, Melissa Bernstein, who has directed the play three times in the last nine years. All three casts – two from 2012 and the cast of 2006 – will be performing together, accompanied by Neil Miller, a longtime musical director.

Come enjoy some food and refreshments (at 6pm), watch the classic (movie starts at 7pm) and learn about the organization closest to Richard’s heart. Check out the newly renovated theater at NewTV, watch a great movie, connect with the community and support the wonderful organization, Best Buddies. It’s a win-win, people.

Ticket prices:

Screening Room Seating: $35
Studio Seating: $25

NewTV Members and Best Buddies will receive $5 off the ticket price.

***All proceeds go to support Best Buddies and NewTV Internship Program.

Donations are strongly encouraged. To sponsor one or more seats to help our Best Buddies guests attend the event, please call 617-965-7200.

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Please contact NewTV Office Manager, Cheryl Uttaro at 617-965-7200 x114 to make a donation and purchase your ticket by phone.

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