by Dennis Dalman
The St. Cloud School District’s “Night of the Stars” variety-show benefit is returning for two nights of performances after a two-year absence due to the Covid virus pandemic.
The shows will take place starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and again on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the school district’s new Tech High School, 4200 33rd St. S.
Advance tickets can be purchased on the following website: www.leaf742.org.
The shows are sponsored by the St. Cloud Local Education and Activities, also known as LEAF. They are money-raising events to help fund school-based activities and educational opportunities in the district. LEAF’s Night of the Stars began in April 2002 as a response to school budget cuts that were made in the 2002-2003 school year, after which some activities at the junior-high level had to be cut back or eliminated.
“Night of the Stars” will feature students and school staff from throughout the district performing a variety of acts: songs from Broadway musicals, vocal and instrumental solos and collaborations, instrumental large ensembles, comedy sketches and more.
At the Saturday show, the first LEAF Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented.
The non-profit LEAF was founded in 1993. Since 1996, it has contributed more than $2.6 million in grants to educational programs in the school district.
Auditorium seating is based on general admission and will be limited to the first 700 tickets sold.