NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Raise the Curtain campaign kicks off in Cave Creek

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CCUSD – The Fine Arts Center at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek will be 25 years old next year, and a group of concerned supporters have come together to create the RAISE THE CURTAIN campaign in order to raise funds needed to replace carpeting, buy new theater seats, repair and upgrade the general electrical system, replace curtains and stage cables, upgrade restrooms and paint.

This building has been heavily used over the years. Literally thousands of students have acted, danced, sung, played in bands, displayed their art, attended performances, and used the restrooms.

The committee will be campaigning throughout the year, and their efforts will culminate in a 25 Year Celebration, which will include a remount of the 1989 drama production of “Oliver,” the first play performed on this stage.

“Our schools and the community have come to depend on the building, and now we must tend to its needs,” said Evelyn Holbrook, Education and Community Services Director.

Volunteers will be holding paint buckets at all events at the Fine Arts Center this year, and are asking audience members to fill the buckets.

Additionally, the group is offering donors a chance to buy a theater seat. For a price yet to be determined, donors can have their name on a plaque on the back of the chair.

A website ( has been set up, and will soon include a place to donate online. Interested persons should check the website or contact Evelyn Holbrook at 480-575-2070.