With the financial support from our amazing Youngharts donors, we were able to make Ruby Thompson's big dream come true!
Ruby lives in New South Wales and has grown up dreaming of a life in the arts. She's been a member of the mass ensemble in Harvest Rain's productions of HAIRSPRAY, GREASE and most recently THE WIZARD OF OZ, and she's even travelled interstate to be part of arena productions away from home. She's always been an incredible hard worker, going above and beyond to do her best and to help others find their feet on stage.
Ruby finishes school this year and she has two big dreams - she would love to be a Mass Captain on a Harvest Rain arena show, and she'd love to study full time at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre.
Through the Youngharts Network, we were able to make her dream come true. At closing night of THE WIZARD OF OZ in Newcastle, Harvest Rain CEO Tim O'Connor brought Ruby up in front of the whole cast and said that due to how incredibly helpful she had been to the Mass Captains during the production, they were inviting her to join them as a Deputy Mass Captain on the Sydney season of THE WIZARD OF OZ in January 2020.
On top of that, Grant Couchman (the head of the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre) was on hand to let her know that the Youngharts Network had arranged for a $1000 scholarship for her to attend the full time course at BAMT in 2020.
We just love helping young people follow their dreams! Thanks to all the donors who support the Youngharts Network for being part of making this happen!