Carousel Theatre Receives Donation from Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation

          August 23rd, 2011

          Groban to Recognize Carousel Theatre for Young People from Stage During Concert at Rogers Arena

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          Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban

          Vancouver, BC – Carousel Theatre for Young People today announced that it has been selected by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban to receive a donation from his new Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Carousel Theatre is one of 31 arts education nonprofit organizations selected by Groban to receive funds from The Find Your Light Foundation during his “Straight to You” tour.

          “We are thrilled that Carousel Theatre for Young People has been selected by the Find Your Light Foundation. Our theatre school plays a vital role in arts education and Mr. Groban’s philanthropy is truly inspiring” said Artistic & Managing Director Carole Higgins.

          “Ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience an arts education is very important to me,” said Groban. “Carousel Theatre for Young People shares this goal with me, and it gives me great pleasure to highlight the work they do.”

          While Groban tours the U.S. on his “Straight to You” tour, his Find Your Light Foundation will make a cash donation to a nonprofit arts education organization that operates in each locale in which the tour stops. In addition, Groban is inviting the head of that nonprofit; the artists, students and teachers who provide services for the nonprofit; and the children and young adults who receive services from the nonprofit to attend his concert and be recognized from the stage. They will also have the opportunity to meet Groban prior to the performance.

          Photo of Kai by Christine Quintana

          Taking the foundation’s mission one step further, Groban is partnering with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, to launch a joint text-to-give campaign, which will run for the duration of his “Straight to You” tour in 2011. Proceeds from the campaign will go to support both The Find Your Light Foundation and Americans for the Arts as they work to ensure every child and young adult in America has access to quality arts education experiences. Text ART to 50555 to make a $10 donation to support the cause.

          Groban will be in Vancouver, BC to perform on August 30, 2011 as part of his “Straight To You” worldwide tour running through November. The tour supports his recent and fifth studio album, ‘Illuminations’ which has already been certified platinum in the U.S. Its No. 4 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 chart is Groban’s fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow. Tickets for Josh’s upcoming shows are available through

          About Carousel Theatre for Young People

          Vancouver, BC-based Carousel Theatre is dedicated to inspiring, enlightening and entertaining young people and their families through accessible theatrical experiences that develop audiences and artists. Carousel Theatre has been creating theatre for young audiences for over 35 years and has introduced theatre to hundreds of thousands of young people through professional live theatre and a theatre school for youth ages 3-17. Additional information available via or find us at

          About Find Your Light
          To find out more about the Find Your Light Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at and/or its Facebook page at

          About Americans for the Arts

          Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at

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