Pennsylvania’s CHIP Program Has Growing Numbers

As hard times and high unemployment rates continue across the country, a program that aims to cover all uninsured children and teens in Pennsylvania has seen steady growth regionally and across the state.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, was launched in Pennsylvania in 1992 and was used as a model for the federal program four years later, according to state Insurance Department spokeswoman Melissa Fox. As of this month, CHIP covered nearly 194,500 children and teens, about a 17 percent increase from 2007.

Locally, CHIP enrollment has also seen growth. In Lackawanna County, nearly 3,000 kids and teens were covered by CHIP, a 22 percent increase since 2007. Luzerne County saw a 33 percent jump in members during the same time frame, with about 4,600 kids and teens covered right now.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/children-s-health-insurance-program-seeing-steady-increases-1.1249337#ixzz1hghhKmT1

Tri-County Performing Arts Center Auditions And Classes

FALL REGISTRATION
Group classes include acting, comedy improv, scene study, audition techniques, music, voice, storybook character play and age-based performance troupes. Private instruction includes acting, voice, piano, guitar, flute, music therapy, and monologue coaching.

GUEST ARTIST JOHN MOLETRESS: ADVANCED SCENE STUDY CLASS and PRIVATE ACTING/MONOLOGUE

Private Lessons Starting now; Group Classes Start Sept 19!

Visit www.tripac.org or contact Steve Reazor, Education Director, at steve@villageproductions.org

AUDITIONS – 2ND HALF OF SEASON!
October 15th – 22nd Teens and adults – all ages and ethnicities
Nonunion, most roles are unpaid except as noted; travel stipends available for certain roles.

Productions scheduled for Jan – June 2012.

Seeking teens and adults for MAIN STAGE POP/ROCK MUSICAL (TBA Jan 2012), Also casting AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, FARRAGUT NORTH And CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER TOURING PRODUCTION (stipend roles for adult singers/actors).

Contact casting@villageproductions.org for details and to schedule appointment.

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONSWHAT A DEAL!
30% off regular ticket prices NEW Student Mega-Pass – up to 50% off! PIPPIN, A CHRISTMAS STORY, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, FARRAGUT NORTH, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ AND SO MUCH MORE!

SEASON NEWSLETTER: http://www.villageproductions.org/201112SeasonNewsletter.pdf

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM: http://www.villageproductions.org/2011-12seasonsubscriptionrderform.pdf

SUBSCRIPTION TICKET SELECTION: http://www.village

Visit www.tripac.org and click on “TICKETS

PROGRAM ADS!  Our Annual Main Stage Program Ad Campaign – Copy deadline is September 30th.

Please email marketing@villageproductions.org for sizes and pricing

TRI-COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
P.O. Box 1325; 245 E. HIGH STREET
POTTSTOWN, PA 19464
www.tripac.org
610.970.1199