Courage for Kennedy – Journal

July 12, 2006

A Musical to Honor Kennedy! Come and Join Us!

Category: Fundraisers,Gratitude – Melenie – 9:41 pm

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

July 13-16, 2006
July 13th & 14th at 7:30pm
July 15th at 2:00 & 7:30pm; and the 16th at 3:00pm
Columbia Arts Center

With music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown�, originally opened on Broadway at Theatre 80 St. Marks on March 7, 1967 and ran for 1,597 performances. Based on the award-winning comic strip, “Peanuts�, by Charles M. Schulz, the show chronicles the daily struggles of down-and-out Charlie Brown and his friends as they attempt to make sense of the world around them.

Columbia Arts Center
400 West Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Many, many thanks to Prayer for the Children for putting on a 3rd benefit fundraiser for Kennedy! To date, they have raised more than $2500 to help our family in covering Kennedy’s medical expenses. This weekend, they will be putting on a musical with an award winning cast. The Duval family will be attending opening night (Thursday) but the show runs through Sunday. It should just be incredible and even the youngest members of the audience are sure to have a wonderful time. Please see the attached flyer or go to their website at Prayer For The Children for more details and information about this wonderful non-profit. Feel free to pass this on to family and friends and we hope to see you there!

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us through this difficult year. It means everything to us and we could never take care of Kennedy without you. We continue to hold fundraisers to help cover the mounting costs of Kennedy treatment and thank those who have offered to hold events in her honor (we currently owe more than $380,000 in uncovered medical expenses and must provide separate insurance for Kennedy at the cost of $2500/year) . Over the last year, all of you helped us to raise approximately $35,000! Prayer for the Children is completely non-profit and holds events around the Northwest to benefit local children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We appreciate all the time, effort and love put in to this production.


The Duval Family

Come to an Outstanding show!!!

Incredible Talent 2 “Drammy� Award winners, 3 Bach Fest singers,
2 APU Actors….Quite frankly, some of the Best talent in the Area.

Lucas Welsh, Director – The young star of Portland. Having played many
lead roles in Oregon Children’s Theater, and NW Children’s Theater, he
is truly one of the most sought after young professionals in the Northwest.
In June, He won a “Drammy� for his role as “Horton� in “Seussical� the
musical, with NWCT. Bach Festival Singer, 2005.

Jameson Tabor (Charlie Brown) – Jameson is one of Portland’s top young
actors. He has held title roles in numerous shows at OCT, and NWCT. As
a young man, he has already won a “Drammy� Award for an incredible
performance at NWCT.

Mary Lucarelli (Lucy)- Mary is in the young professional’s program at
Oregon Children’s Theatre. She played Lucy with the company this past
spring, and received wonderful reviews. She is an exciting performer
filled with boundless energy.

James Sharinghousen (Snoopy)- James is an alumni of the OCT, Young
Professionals program. He has unbelievable dancing skills and experience.
He has choreographed many company shows, school shows, and
other reviews and productions. A thrilling performer.

Brian Svehaug (Linus)- An experienced performer, Brian was a Wickersham
Brother in NWCT’s “Seussical.� He was Gaston is Christian Youth
Theater’s “Beauty and the Beast.� This year, he won a trip to the OSAA
State Competition as a solo Baritone. He was also picked for the nationally
renowned Bach Fest in Eugene this summer.

Andrew Svehaug (Schroeder)- Andrew is a Vocal Performance major at
Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles. He was most recently seen as
“Rolf� in APU’s “Sound of Music.� Andrew was also picked to sing in
Bach Fest in 2004.

Colleen Ballinger (Sally Brown)- Visiting the Northwest from Santa Barbara,
Colleen is a very talented actor. Having performed as “Maybel� in
Pirates of Penzance, “Cossette� in Les Miserables, and “Sally Brown�
once before, she is excited to be with us.

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