The first Matthew Chiappetta Shining Angel Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes, 701 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, 06854. Prizes will be awarded for the highest female, male and team scores.
The Bowl-A-Thon will benefit the Matthew Chiappetta Memorial Scholarship, which is presented each year by Crystal Theatre. Download registration information at www.crystaltheatre.org or call 203-847-4850.
Matthew Chiappetta was an 8th grade student at West Rocks Middle School in Norwalk who had studied and performed with Crystal Theatre for four years prior to his untimely death in March 2004. As a tribute to Chiappetta, a committee comprised of Crystal Theatre students developed a memorial scholarship and selection process that includes a written essay and acting and singing auditions. The competition is open to students in grades 5-11. Each year, Chiappetta’s parents, Roch and Marci Chiappetta, help present the scholarships. Winners receive a full-year’s tuition for any Crystal Theatre show classes and camps that they choose.
Crystal Theatre is celebrating its 25th year as Fairfield County's premiere musical theater school.