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After 25 years, Pyramid Productions to perform final show

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 29, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

For the last 25 years, Pyramid Productions has used music and theater to bring hope to “forgotten audiences.”

The variety show consisting of local high school students has toured everywhere from New York to Pennsylvania to Tennessee. They sing original songs for audiences at nursing homes, hospitals and children’s homes.

After almost three decades of touring, the group will perform its last season in August.

Sherry Hoover, director, said the group’s end comes because “it is time.”

Hoover started the group in New York after dreaming of a show that could bring theater to “forgotten audiences” that could not see it otherwise. She gathers students from local high school students and collaborates with them to produce a unique show.

Hoover has taught at schools in Elkhart County, including NorthWood and Elkhart Central high schools.

The final cast will include 15 to 20 people who toured with the group when they were students.

The show will follow the theme “Making a Difference: Moving On.”

The first show will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Wakarusa United Methodist Church. The show will be integrated into the church service.

The second show will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, at NorthWood High School. Attendants are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods to donate to a local pantry.

Both shows will be free and open to the public.