Roseville Theatre Arts Academy gets ‘Secret Santa’ gift

Receives anonymous donation for microphone
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The Roseville Theatre Arts Academy received an anonymous donation this holiday season — enough to nearly cover the cost of two much-needed microphones.

One microphone costs about $600.

The nonprofit organization formed in early 2011 and continues to need many supplies, from less expensive items like toilet paper to costly investments such as a new sound board. One of the more pressing concerns has been the need for 15 new microphones.

“I can’t believe the support we’ve had from our theater’s friends and family,” said Musical Director Jennifer Vaughn, in a press release. “We have an amazing group of volunteers and donors that keep this theater running. My heart overflows.”

One of those donors includes 12-year-old Miriam Mars, who is raising funds for microphones as a project for her bat mitzvah. She is raffling off three grand prizes: two tickets to “Wicked” in Sacramento, two tickets to “Les Miserables” in San Francisco and a $300 photography package.

Tickets are $5 each and will be sold in the lobby during the performances of the winter musical, “Hannah Sue’s Christmas Carol … or … You’ve Been Scrooged, Salty Sam!” on Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, at Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St. Or email Adrienne Mars at for tickets.

The drawing will be held Dec. 9. People with raffle tickets do not need to be present to win.

The organization also recently received four new microphones from the Roseville Rotarians.

~ Sena Christian