MADCAPS show set to boost charities
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Members of the Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies’ (MADCAPS) 10th-grade class will feature the music of Michael Jackson in their music and dance fundraiser next month. Rehearsing are, from left: Paige Lindsay, Samantha Vaux, Taylor Horan and Alexandria DeMaria.                                                                                                       Courtesy photo
Members of the Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies’ (MADCAPS) 10th-grade class will feature the music of Michael Jackson in their music and dance fundraiser next month. Rehearsing are, from left: Paige Lindsay, Samantha Vaux, Taylor Horan and Alexandria DeMaria. Courtesy photo
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The annual Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) musical-dance production is coming next month, putting local charities center stage to benefit. 

The annual shows have been highly successful. During its 52-year history, MADCAPS has raised well over $700,000 for an array of local charities. The shows also serve as the group’s single-greatest source of funding, allowing them to assist selected beneficiaries.

This year’s show will benefit St. Vincent’s de Paul, Children’s Hospital, Head Start, Therapeutic Recreational Services, YWCA Shelter School, A.R.T.S, Senior Olympics, Bayside Community Center, PACE, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and the San Diego River Park Foundation.

This year’s theme, “On the Radio,” showcases six age groups singing and dancing to different periods of pop music. Premiering on Thursday,

March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Correia Middle School Auditorium, the performances continue on March 9 at 8 p.m. and conclude March 10 with shows at 2 and

7 p.m.

Ticket prices are $5 for the March 8 performance and range from $10 to $20 for other shows.

Musical themes and highlighted artists, by grade level, include: 

• 12th grade — Oldies: The Beatles

• 11th grade — Big Band/lounge style: The Rat Pack

• 10th grade — Pop: Michael Jackson

• 9th grade — Disco: Donna Summer” 

• 8th grade — Rock ’n’ roll: Elvis

• 7th grade — Country: Taylor Swift

Each group choreographs, directs and produces its portion of the show.

MADCAPS is a 52-year old organization with a membership of 150 young ladies from Point Loma and Mission Hills. Membership is limited to 25 in each of grades 7-12, who learn the value of giving back to their community while becoming sensitive to the needs of others.

Giving back, MADCAPS style, means working all year for charities in diverse roles like childcare, assisting with various events, building houses, working with disabled persons and more. These donations total nearly 20,000 hours annually.

Each grade has a focus area: seventh-graders emphasize community service; eighth-graders focus on children’s needs; the ninth grade reaches out to individuals with disabilities; 10th-graders tackle issues involving drug and substance abuse; 11th-graders focus on cultural and community events; and the 12th grade allows for a choice from these same areas.

Being a member of MADCAPS is a song-and-dance experience for one brief weekend every year.

The MADCAPS shows take place at Correia Middle School, located at 4302 Valeta St. Tickets are available online at www.MADCAPS.us.

For more information, contact show co-chairs Maria Gibson at (619) 938-7897 (mgibson92106@gmail.com) or Gail Hewitt at (619) 226-4245 (gailhewitt2012@gmail.com).
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