The mission of The Laughing Feet Performers is to inspire relationships between individuals with special needs and their typical peers through musical and artistic expression as well as give performance opportunities to those who would normally not have them.
Enroll Now Open Through Mon, Jan 27 For 2014 Spring Variety Show
The World At Our Feet
Enrollment is now open for our 2014 Spring Variety Show, The World At Our Feet that will be performed in the Mary Jane Teall Theatre at Century II Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14-16, 2014. Numbers in this show will include Applause by Lady Gaga, The Reason by Victoria Jackson, Who Says? by Selena Gomez, and Timber by Pitbull. We will also be creating our second music video with the song What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis (see the enrollment form for a complete list of numbers).
Fill Out An Enrollment Form to Participate
To participate in the 2014 Spring Variety Show The World At Our Feet carefully review all of the information in the 2014 Spring Variety Show Enrollment Packet and return completed forms to us (return address is on the enrollment form) no later than Saturday, January 25, 2014. If this is not possible, performers can bring the completed forms to the first day of rehearsal (Monday, January 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at North High School) if they will email us and let us know they are coming.
As with all of the variety shows, everyone needs to be in at least the opening and closing numbers to be a part of the cast. Involvement in other group numbers is based on your ability to attend ALL scheduled rehearsals for that number.
Second Annual Laughing With the Stars Benefit This Friday at Newman University
Get Your Tickets Now!
Tickets are on sale for the Second Annual Laughing With the Stars Benefit. This years event will be held Friday, January 17, 2014, in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the campus of Newman University in Wichita. The benefit this year will include a live performance, as well as a raffle for a 42 inch LG TruSlim Frame TV, a silent auction and lots of great food!
Purchase tickets online or at the door the night of the event. Tickets are $65 each. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show will start at 7:00pm. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and the auction will follow from 8-10:00pm. We encourage people to buy tickets in advance so we can better determine how much food to prepare.
Stars Come Out In Support of Laughing Feet
This year's event will be hosted by Sierra Scott, of the Brett and Sierra Show on KWCH, and Carol Hughes, weekday radio jockey for FM 101.3 KFDI. Joining our emcee's will be Music Theatre of Wichita's Wayne Bryan, TV Personality Rene Stevens, Fashionista Bonnie Bing, Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, and a host of your favorite local theatre performers including Monte Wheeler, Patty Reeder, Shaun-Michael Morse, Kyle Vespestad, Scott Noah, Steve Hitchcock, and of course, the Laughing Feet Performers!
Laughing With the Stars Sponsors
Corporate sponsors are Davis-Moore, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Fox Reality INC. Additional sponsors include The Arnold Group, Delta Dental, KAKEland, Cargill, SPT Architecture, High Touch, Triplett Woolf & Garretson, LLC, Heads/New Balance of Wichita, Hutton Construction, Michael Garvey, Lifeboat Creative (Creative Sponsor), and Newman University (Venue Sponsor). If your business would like to become a sponsor of Laughing Feet or donate items for the silent auction contact us.
Laughing Feet has a promotional video! Created by Paul and Kari Russell at Maple Ridge Productions, this video is designed specifically to let people know what Laughing Feet is all about. "Maple Ridge spent countless hours working closely with me to make sure it was absolutely perfect," said Jenny Mitchell, Executive Director. "This video incorporates footage from our performance at the National SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Conference and interviews with several board members, parents and participants. It does a perfect job of showing what we do best -- having fun! I really love that a person who had no previous exposure to special needs put this together. Kari picked things that spoke to her, things we hope will encourage people to get involved." Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!
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