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"GOD LIVES IN GLASS" SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11
Wed Aug 17, 2011 08:49
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Press Release

LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINERS PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT OF THE NEW MUSICAL, "GOD LIVES IN GLASS" SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11
TO AID HOMELESS FAMILIES



August 16 (Las Vegas) Some of the most exciting musical and theatrical talent from the Las Vegas entertainment community, including performers and musicians from "Jersey Boys", "The Lion King", "Phantom: the Las Vegas Spectacular", "Love", "Nunsense", and "Menopause the Musical", will join their hearts, and voices together on Saturday September 10th and Sunday, September 11th at 1:30 p.m. to present a special concert performance of the new musical, "God Lives in Glass." The concert will take place at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by calling (702) 895-2787 or online at unlvtickets.com. All proceeds will benefit two Las Vegas non-profit organizations: Family Promise of Las Vegas, which gives assistance to homeless families in the Las Vegas Valley, and The Nevada Conservatory Theatre, whose mission is to elevate Theatrical Arts in Las Vegas. The concert will commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001 which inspired the writing and the original production of "God Lives in Glass" as a way of reaching across racial, cultural and religious boundaries to promote global unity acceptance of cultural diversity.


"God Lives in Glass" (The Musical) is based on a book by the same title, written by the head of Drama Therapy at New York University, Dr. Robert J. Landy, Ph.D. The book contains drawings, stories, and reflections about God that were created and shared by children from all around the world, from different cultures, races, and religions. The insights and visions of these young spiritual thinkers are funny, moving, entertaining, and often enlightening.

Shortly after the events of 9/11, Dr. Landy collaborated with Composer Keith Thompson (conductor of "Jersey Boys" in Las Vegas) and Director/co-conceiver Greg Ganakas to bring musical and theatrical life to the book as a way of promoting cultural and spiritual healing and understanding.

Contrary to what the title suggests, "God Lives in Glass" is not a religious musical, or a piece of children's theatre, even though it does take a whimsical look at religion and different ideas about who or what God might be as seen through the eyes of young people from all over the planet. The Musical never attempts to instruct or promote any ideology or doctrine. It merely holds up the “glass” as a mirror that allows us a reflection of ourselves, and as a window that lets us view the world with wonder, humor, and imagination; as seen through the eyes of a child.

"God Lives in Glass," Saturday, 9/10 and Sunday, 9/11, 1:30 p.m.
The Judy Bayley Theatre, UNLV Campus,
Tickets: $25 Reservations; (702) 895-2787 or http://unlvtickets.com
Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Las Vegas and The Nevada Conservatory Theatre



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