Swing Cats Help Aid Local Charity
Courtesy The Swing Cats
Highlighting energetic, authentic dance and a timeless
songbook, a new musical review, Jump, Jive & Swing,
starring The Swing Cats, opens in Nashville this month.
But more than offering a tribute to legendary musicians
of the past, the musical will raise money for the KIDSake
Foundation, a charitable organization created to help
families cope with the effects of Juvenile Diabetes.
"We pick up where the American Diabetes Association
leaves off," says Jenny Rogers, who founded KIDSake
in early 2000. "Our goal is to provide assistance
and services on a local, personal level. The ADA is searching
to find a cure. We hope to help children and families
cope until a cure is found."
In an effort to help the KIDSake Foundation, Powerhouse
Entertainment and the Stardust Theater have partnered
to present Jump, Jive & Swing. The hep new music review
stars Big Daddy Cool and the Swing Cats, a high-octane
troupe of eight professional singers and dancers who have
made a name for themselves providing family-oriented entertainment
with a swing theme. The show features hit songs of the
mid-20th century, including "Jump, Jive & Wail,"
"Sing, Sing, Sing," "Mack The Knife,"
"It Don't Mean A Thing," "Boogie Woogie
Bugle Boy," and many more.
Jump, Jive & Swing opens March 20, 2001 and will run
March 20-21, 30-31, April 13-14, and 20-21. Tickets are
$10 for adults, and $5 for children (under 5 are free)
and are available at the door. The Stardust Theater is
located on Music Valley Drive across from the Opryland
Hotel in Nashville. For more information about the show
and its stars, visit http://www.flip-side.com.
To learn more about Juvenile Diabetes and find out how
you can help fund research toward a cure, visit the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation at http://www.jdf.org
or call 800-533-CURE.