Monday, June 6, 2016 — In honor of Dorothy’s furry friend, Toto, and the Atlanta premiere of “The Wizard of Oz,” Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will host a pet supplies drive to benefit Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption, a local nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing a healthy and safe home for animals awaiting adoption. Since its start in 2000, the organization has saved 19,181 mistreated and unwanted animals by providing each pet with constant care, medical attention and training.
“Toto’s Pet Supplies Drive” will take place during the limited engagement of “The Wizard of Oz” as part of the 2015/2016 35th anniversary Broadway in Atlanta season at the Fox Theatre, June 21 - 26. Throughout the week, patrons can drop donations in the collection bin located near the Broadway in Atlanta display table inside the lobby.
Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption accepts a variety of donations, and the organization has a specific need for the following items:
- Paper towels
- HE laundry detergent
- Fleece Blankets
- Science Diet Advance Fitness dog food
- Creamy peanut butter
- Toys and training treats (cats and dogs)
- Tidy Cat scoopable cat litter
- Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Mother & Babycat dry cat food
- Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Babycat instinctive dry cat food
For a complete wish list, please visit atlantapetrescue.org/donate/giving-list/. Guests may also contribute a monetary donation by visiting atlantapetrescue.org and clicking on the PayPal Donation button on the homepage.
Making a special weekend appearance, furry friends from Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption will be onsite at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 25 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and 6:30 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. Patrons can meet the animals in the arcade area before heading inside, and for anyone interested in adoption, the Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption staff will be available to offer additional information.
WHAT: Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta “Toto’s Pet Supplies Drive”
Drive benefits Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption
WHERE/ 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
WHEN: Fox Theatre lobby preceding “The Wizard of Oz” performances
The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
HOW: Tickets for “The Wizard of Oz” start at $33.50 and are available at by visiting www.foxtheatre.org/wizard, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office.
About Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption
Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (APRA) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes.
About “The Wizard of Oz”
The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Perfect for the entire family, The Wizard of Oz was developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.. The national tour of The Wizard of Oz will feature the same award-winning creative team from London and Toronto: Jeremy Sams (direction), Robert Jones (set and costume design) and Arlene Phillips (choreography).
About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, The Producers, and Shuffle Along. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.