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We wanted to welcome a great group to our fair city next week and let you know about a FREE program and FREE concert sponsored by Salvation Army.

C.A.S.T. (Creative Arts Service Team), a ministry of the Salvation Army based out of New York, will be here at The Salvation Army at 40 Water Street in Newburyport from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29. The group is made up of 14 college-aged men and women, who come from all over the North East to volunteer for 8 weeks during the summer to put on creative arts workshops.

They will run a free faith-based youth creative arts workshop that is open to area boys and girls from ages 8-18. It will focus on singing, acting, dancing and visual arts.

The workshop will begin each day at 9 a.m. and finish at 1 p.m. Free lunch will be served. Children will perform/display what they have learned on Friday 7/29 at 11:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army.

The highlight of the week will be a free outdoor performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on the stage at Waterfront Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. All are welcome to attend. No tickets needed.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis.

As a fan of the arts and drama and supporter of The Salvation Army, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Carry Out Cafe is helping with meal service for this group, and they’ll be staying at Governor’s Academy for a few days before heading on up to Maine.

Parents interested in registering their kids for this free workshop (did I mention it’s free?) should call Lt. Meghan [email protected] The Salvation Army (978) 465-0883 ext. 10.

See you at the Waterfront Park show!