The Institute for the Performing Arts Presents life size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex at their “Travel Through Time” Gala 

A non-profit organization, the new and upcoming Institute for the Performing Arts (IPA), held their first Gala at the Stafford Regional Airport Saturday, June 6th to announce the IPA and their traveling educational stage show “Travel Through Time” to the public.  The highlight of the evening was the introduction of Draven, a life size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The evening began with an open bar cocktail reception where guests had a chance to mingle, dine on delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Caroline Street Catering, all the while enjoying live music performed by Fredericksburg musician Shannon Peterson.

The IPA founder, Bill Carroll, then addressed the audience and explained the concept of the IPA and the stage show.  “Bringing the IPA and the stage show to life will consist of three different phases.  The first phase is to create our amazing new traveling educational stage show “Travel Through Time” which is aimed at visiting schools nationwide, along with children’s museums, expo centers and special venues. This show will educate the audience by taking them to different periods in history via a Time Portal using interactive 4D technology, incredible sound & lighting, 3D video projection and breathtaking special effects.  The second phase will be to actually have this show tour the country and the final phase is the building of the actual Institute.”

He continued “My methodology for the Institute is to develop a new approach to performing arts training, housed at a state-of-the-art higher educational institution right here in the Fredericksburg area.  Our style to creative learning is centered on a Performing Arts Teaching Network.  Students will work alongside professionals in the entertainment industry to form a partnership that works together to create a performance or stage show.  The purpose of this gala is to raise the funds to produce the stage show, the proceeds from the stage show will then be used to build and operate the school.”

He closed his speech by astounding the audience with Draven, who was patiently waiting on the tarmac ready to roar and pose for pictures with the guests.   Draven’s creator, Danielle Masterson, a personal friend of Bill Carroll, is an Emmy Nominated Special Effects Artist who brought Draven to life Saturday night.

The IPA is planning to host another fundraiser this fall which will feature local area performers. For additional information on how to contribute to the IPA or to be part of the next fundraiser, please visit our website http://www.contributetothearts.org/.

Right to Left: Bill Carroll, Draven and Jane Carroll
Left to Right:Bill Carroll, Draven and Jane Carroll

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New IPA Logo
New IPA Logo

ABOUT TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
IPA’s first project will be a stage show called “Travel Through Time” and will provide an unforgettable educational experience to the audience in INCREDIBLE 4D. Participants will be given the opportunity to walk among dinosaurs, journey to the North Pole or explore ancient civilizations, as selected by your time travel guide, Professor Theopolis. The educational shows stretch across centuries and brings you to destinations around the globe. Experience great journeys through the interactive shows with incredible ground-shaking sound, breathtaking lighting sequences, 3D video projection, life-size baby dinosaurs, exciting high-tech robots, amazing special effects that touches all the senses. For more information, visit http://www.TravelThroughTime.org

Media Contact:
Toni Porcelli
The Institute for the Performing Arts
toni.porcelli@ContributeToTheArts.org
540.220.7034

Media Contact:
Peterson Randall Public Relations
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

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The Institute for the Performing Arts Presents “Travel Through Time” Gala on June 6th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)– The Institute for the Performing Arts (IPA) will host its first Annual Gala to be held on Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stafford Regional Airport. IPA will be introducing their amazing interactive “Travel Through Time” stage performance.

Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple with all proceeds benefiting the Institutes new and upcoming 4D Educational Stage Show “Travel Through Time,” which in turn provides the funds essential to the operation of the Institute.

The evening will begin with an open bar cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle, followed by an introduction to the IPA by founder and main benefactor, Bill Carroll. Then the guests will be presented with a video of the up-coming Stage Show and then will experience the arrival of the Gala’s very special guest. Also, all ticket holding guests will receive a membership to the Institute as a gift from the Performing Arts founder, Bill Carroll.

“The IPA students will be under the tutorage of professionals, learning all aspects of theater from set design to writing, etc. They will then take their new found knowledge and apply it towards producing a segment of the touring “Travel Through Time” series, which will also visit schools and children’s museums throughout the country. The best part of this two-part approach is that the shows will directly fund the Institute of the Performing Arts,” says Carroll.

Kevin Handy, Director of Cinematography continued “Using interactive 4D technology, high-tech robotics, cutting edge animatronics and amazing special effects that engage all the senses, the “Travel Through Time” audience will be immersed into history as they are transported across the globe to visit ancient civilizations along with new and exciting destinations. The most exciting part of the show is the introduction of our new friend Draven, a life-size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.”

The IPA is excited to feature local Fredericksburg musician Shannon Peterson as the evening’s entertainment. Shannon is a one of a kind performer who is well-known for his dynamic performances and variety of music.

For information on how to purchase tickets or to become a member of the Institute please contact Bill Carroll at 800.809.4711 or bill.carroll@ContributeToTheArts.org. You can also purchase tickets or make a donation at http://www.contributetothearts.org.

http://www.ContributeToTheArts.org
http://www.ContributeToTheArts.org

ABOUT INSTITUTE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Institute for the Performing Arts (IPA), founded by Lead Patron Bill Carroll, will be housed in the Fredericksburg area as a state-of-the-art performing arts higher education institution. The IPA will present a new approach to performing arts and is currently in the fundraising stages and seeking funding through donations, membership and corporate support. IPA will provide instruction for the main skills needed for putting on a stage performance, and will also offer courses in Acting, Dance, Music Theatre and Entertainment Management, Sound Technology, Lighting Technology, Special Effects with Makeup, Special Effects with Pyrotechnics, Theatre and Performance Design and Theatre and Performance Technology. For more information, visit http://www.ContributeToTheArts.org

ABOUT TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
IPA’s first project will be a stage show called “Travel Through Time” and will provide an unforgettable educational experience to the audience in INCREDIBLE 4D. Participants will be given the opportunity to walk among dinosaurs, journey to the North Pole or explore ancient civilizations, as selected by your time travel guide, Professor Theopolis. The educational shows stretch across centuries and brings you to destinations around the globe. Experience great journeys through the interactive shows with incredible ground-shaking sound, breathtaking lighting sequences, 3D video projection, life-size baby dinosaurs, exciting high-tech robots, amazing special effects that touches all the senses. For more information, visit http://www.TravelThroughTime.org

Media Contact:
Toni Porcelli
The Institute for the Performing Arts
toni.porcelli@ContributeToTheArts.org
540.220.7034

Media Contact:
Peterson Randall Public Relations
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350