This month, the Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) is hosting the 18th edition of its annual fundraiser, Grand Day. The afternoon event includes a performance of Goodnight Moon, the Grand Day Carnival, games, and the Dragon Egg display and auction.
Each season approximately 80,000 Middle Tennessee students and their families attend Nashville Children’s Theatre performances, and another 4,000 participate in their year-round camps and workshops. Of these, 20 percent attend and participate with free or reduced tickets and scholarships. Grand Day and proceeds from the Dragon Eggs auction fund NCT’s mission to provide theatrical experience for all children.
This year’s porcelain Dragon Eggs were painted and decorated by artists JaBrion Graham, Randy Green, Denise Hawkins, Gary Hoff, Sarah Kaufman, Janet Lee, Carrie Mills, Jairo Prado, Rachael Silverman, Patricia Taber, Maribeth Wright, Bobby Wyckoff, and Ron York.
The eggs will be on display at Grand Day and the online auction will open that afternoon. Each egg starts at $50 with $25 incremental increases until the auction ends on April 30. To bid, go to www.nashvillect.org and select the Dragon Egg Auction 2017 page. You do not have to attend Grand Day to bid on the eggs.
Grand Day takes place on Sunday, April 23, at the Nashville Chidlren’s Theatre’s Richard Fulton Campus, 25 Middleton Street. Visit www.nashvillect.org for information and tickets.