From Reed Hummell, Director of Marketing and Development, Nashville Children’s Theatre –
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCT had to move it’s shows and classes online for participants. With this transition came additional costs of expanded web platforms and streaming services that were not originally anticipated. Because of Amazon’s new partnership with the 90-year-old organization, the NCT will be able to continue providing streaming opportunities to individual families as well as Nashville’s public school students.
“We are so grateful to be able to have a partnership with Amazon this year,” said Executive Artistic Director of NCT Ernie Nolan. “With everything that happened in 2020, we are excited to be able to continue to provide classes and shows to students online who would have otherwise been able to attend our productions in person. None of what we do would be possible without the generosity of companies like Amazon.”
Amazon’s partnership will help to cover the costs of streaming the NCT’s Pete the Cat online production to all Metro Nashville Public School children in grade K-3 and will support the NCT Virtual Summer Theatre Festival for families in need.
“During the pandemic, the Nashville Children’s Theatre has been an invaluable resource in Nashville for families, ensuring children continue experiencing culturally enriching content and theatrical experiences,” said Courtney Ross, Amazon’s Senior Manager External Affairs for Nashville. “Over the last year, NCT has proven remarkably resourceful, migrating much of their content online to continue its work, and Amazon is honored to support this incredible organization.”
About Nashville Children’s Theatre
Nashville Children’s Theatre is a professional theatre company providing the children, families and educators of Middle Tennessee with extraordinary shared theatrical experiences that inspire imagination, develop creativity, and build community.
NCT was founded in 1931 by the Junior League of Nashville and is recognized as the oldest professional children’s theatre in the country. A national leader in professional theatre arts and education programs for young people, NCT is ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the top five children’s theatres in the country. For more information including specific performance dates and times, please visit NashvilleCT.org.
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