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Pace Theater Spring Production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Premieres New “GiveBack” Program for Pace Academy to Benefit MS Society

Pace Theater Produces Broadway Favorite "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" April 28, 29 and 30 - Tickets are on sale at the Box Office and at Pace Academy. 10% of the Ticket Sales will go to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Atlanta, GA, April 27, 2011 --( Pace Academy, recently named by Atlanta Magazine the best High School for The Fine Arts in the Atlanta area, will be staging the popular Broadway Production “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on April 28 (Thursday), 29 (Friday) and 30 (Saturday) at Paces Fine Arts Center. Show times are 7:00 on the 28th and 7:30 on the 29th and 30th.

Tickets are available at the main Pace Office during School hours or at the box office 30 minutes prior to the show. Please call 404.262.1345 for more information

Nominated for 5 Tony awards and winner of 2, "Spelling Bee" is the hilarious story of overachieving middle schoolers and their individual angst. We laugh and groan for these 6 young people as they compete for the Putnam County spelling championship and the right to attend the National competition in Washington D.C.

“The Pace players are delighted to join with the Ga. chapter of the MS Society in their efforts to raise money and awareness in the fight against MS. We dedicate this production to Caroline Clements Kulinski, one of our former Pace stars, who is currently struggling with this disease. Caroline has approached her fight against MS with the same zeal and energy that she employed when playing Marion the Librarian in 'Music Man,' and Nelly Forbush in 'South Pacific,' on the Pace stage,” said Dr. George Mengert, Director of Pace Theater for the last 40 years, and Caroline’s Stepfather.

“Though many people take movement for granted, MS is a disease that stops people from moving; and more than 9,000 Georgians face the challenges of this disease every day,” said Georgia Chapter President, Roy Rangel. “Through the partnership with community leaders like Pace Academy, the National MS Society continues to be at the forefront of the MS Movement so that one day we will create a world free of MS.”

From Caroline Clements Kulinski: “After I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 and started a WalkMS team, it was because of the generosity of Pace students, parents and alumni that we raised over $15,000 in our first year and have raised a total of over $70,000 since then. Pace has always taught its students the importance of service, charity and of giving back to one's community. Students I have taught walk on the team every year, while others donate $20 or $30 from their own pockets to show their love and support for me. The Pace Theatre Community is truly unique. No matter where you go, what you do, whether you leave Pace and never do another show or go on to perform on the Broadway stage - once you are a part of the Pace Theatre Family, you are a member for life. And like any good family, its members are there for you in the good times and the bad, to rally around you and cheer you on. My illness has forced me to give up working on shows for the time being, but with this generous act of donating a portion of "Spelling Bee" proceeds to the National MS Society, my Pace Family is reminding me that they never stop caring for one of their own. “

Cast members will also receive the audience in the Lobby of the FAC and be collecting for the MS Society immediately following the show. The MS Society of Georgia will have a table in the FAC Lobby to distribute information and solicit volunteers for upcoming MS Society Events.

More information is available on-line at Facebook - the Pace Theater Page.

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