When lifelong arts lover Gayle Inman moved to a senior living community, she called on her neighbors for help with a project. Together, Inman and 18 fellow residents would pay tribute to the most beloved musicals of all time while raising money for children.
Inman, 76, a resident at SpringRidge at Charbonneau in Wilsonville, Ore., put together a cast of residents ranging in age from 72-98 to pose for the 2019 SpringRidge Players calendar.
The seniors recreated famous scenes from 12 famous musicals including “Mary Poppins,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Sound of Music,” “Grease,” “Hello Dolly,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Music Man,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma” and “Annie.”
Inman, who served with the Portland Art Museum for over a decade, was inspired by the residents at a German senior living community who issued a movie-themed calendar in 2014. She says she wanted to show off the vibrancy and spirit of her neighbors while raising funds for a noteworthy cause.
All money raised from the sale of the calendar will be donated to renowned pianist Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation. Located in Portland, the non-profit organization is dedicated to providing instruments, instruction and inspiration to deserving children. It was founded in 1999 to fill the gap in music left by a lack of funds in schools and the organization has raised nearly $3 million to date.
For more information, please contact Kerry Phillips at 954-726-9228 or [email protected].
Calendars are $10 each.