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Rubicon Theatre Company’s Summer of Youth Programs concludes with the 5th Annual Kids for Kids Benefit Concert

Rubicon youth performers during last year’s Kids for Kids benefit concert

Come together and celebrate the talented Rubicon Theatre youth artists as they wrap up the summer with the fifth annual Kids for Kids Benefit Concert, a youth produced fundraiser that benefits Rubicon’s Education & Outreach program. This year’s concert entitled “Come Together: The Music of the Beatles” is inspired by the band’s music and message of love and togetherness. The evening will feature Rubicon students, teachers and special guests performing some of the greatest Beatles hits in their own styles and arrangements. You’ll want to sing along to the tunes we all know so well, such as “Let it Be” and “All You Need is Love.” The night will be hosted by Rubicon Alumni Jennifer Ridgway and Daniel David Stewart, and will include a raffle with many prizes from local businesses as well as other special surprises.

The Kids for Kids Benefit Concert was started 5 years ago by former Rubicon student, Julie Harris. After growing up at the theatre and participating in classes, summer programs and assisting instructors, Julie wanted a way to ensure others had the opportunity to be a part of Rubicon as well. So, a group of Rubicon Theatre Alumni put together and performed in the first ever Kids for Kids Benefit Concert in 2009. The proceeds from the event benefit the youth of Ventura County by helping these theatre programs continue and thrive. Julie went on to graduate from UC Irvine with a degree in Entertainment Business. Julie states, “There is no worthier cause. This event will always hold a very special place in my heart, and it brings me so much joy to see it continue every year.”

The concert will be on Saturday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in person through the Rubicon Theatre Box Office, located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance). To charge by phone, call (805) 667-2900. Or visit Rubicon online at Twenty-four-hour-a-day ticketing is available online, thanks to a grant from the Irvine Foundation Regional Arts Initiative.

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