Festival of Talent celebrates Ventura talent

This live musical performance celebrates the arts.

The public is invited to join the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) and the Kiwanis Club as they move “Full Steam Ahead” with this year’s Festival of Talent event. This live musical performance celebrates the arts and benefits, VUSD students. The event will take place in the auditorium at Ventura High School, located at 2 N. Catalina Dr., in Ventura on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 7 pm. 

Festival of Talent supports the character of a well-rounded student, raising funds to increase the arts and to introduce students to community service through meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities. Equally important, this fantastic show itself enhances these qualities by introducing the performers to professional directors, musicians, stage crew, sound managers, technical directors, and an audience of over 1,000. It is truly exciting,” stated Bart Bleuel, Festival of Talent Chairperson. 

The show, professionally directed by Beverly and Kirby Ward and with musical director, Miriam Arichea, will feature a wide range of dynamic performances; including a big production opening, singing, dancing, and specialty acts, including a nail-biting aerial trapeze performance last year. This signature event shines light on the talent of more than 150 performers, including students, staff, and teachers from Ventura. It attracts hundreds of Venturans looking for a professional level, live performance that has been touted as one of the best shows of the year. Behind the scenes are 50 volunteers, professional directors, sound and lighting experts, stage crew, and more. General admission tickets are available at https://festivaloftalent.org/  for $10 or $25 for reserved seating. General admission tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15. 

The talent on stage is always incredible, and the production flawless. This event highlights the amazing work our students and staff do in our schools to elevate the arts daily. The arts are not just an elective at Ventura Unified, we are dedicated to ensuring our students have a well-rounded education where every student can find their passion as they move towards their future goals,” stated Dr. Roger Rice, VUSD Superintendent.


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