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Former Child Actor Speaks at Theatre Fundraiser

The woman who played Little Zuzu in the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be in El Dorado Springs Saturday night for a fundraiser benefiting the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

The Lighthouse Children’s Theatre in El Dorado Springs gives young people and community volunteers the chance to be involved in theatrical productions. The theatre will begin its second season this summer.The inaugural fundraising gala for the non-profit theatre is tomorrow night at 6 at the Silver Line Ranch.Lynne Hedrick is the Executive Director of the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre and she says Karolyn Grimes who played Little Zuzu in “It’s a Wonderful Life” will speak at the gala.

Hedrick says she’s encouraged by the community response to the fundraiser and the theatre. She says she hopes the theatre provides children and youth in what’s largely a rural area with high quality cultural opportunities.