Viva Foundation & Onestage Productions Fly Hundreds of Underprivileged Youth To Experience A Musical Production Of “The Little Prince”
Viva’s nonprofit charitable affiliate, the Viva Foundation has teamed up with Onestage Producciones and are bringing an unique Christmas experience to 320 children of the Ximena Rico Llano, Sueños y Huellas and A-Kasa foundations, all based in Medellín, along with 20 more youngsters that Viva will fly in from rural areas of the departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Norte de Santander with collaboration of the Ayuda en Acción Foundation. For almost all these children, this will be their first ever experience with air travel.
During the celebration, children will be able to enjoy the musical version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince in the Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe, the largest musical theater in Colombia. In addition, they children will be treated to a backstage tour of the production along with meetings with the actors.
The season begins on December 9 at the Pablo Tobón Uribe Theater and tickets are already on sale to the public via tuboleta.com.
“Last Christmas we shared with some of our allies very beautiful parties, but this Christmas we especially want children who have never had the opportunity to travel by plane to fulfill this dream and enjoy a world-class musical, showing them that we all have opportunities to achieve our dreams,” said Tatiana Vásquez, Executive Director of the Viva Foundation.
The launch of the musical and the official announcement of this Christmas initiative was made aboard one of Viva’s new Airbus A320neo aircraft. Aboard, passengers enjoyed a sampling of the musical performance along with other surprises during a flight from Medellín to the Caribbean coastal city of Santa Marta.
“This is the most important event of musical theater in Colombia at the moment, with great specialists such as the director of scenography from the Opera of Toulouse or Julieta Producciones, the official costume designer of Disney for Latin America. In addition, we are very happy to be able to involve children who do not have the opportunity to attend this type of event through the Viva Foundation to experience this great show in the city,” said Mauricio Faciolince, General Director of Onestage Productions.