Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Do you know about the Pleasure Guild? You should because we're giving away four tickets today to their upcoming production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Palace Theatre, this Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Just go to our Facebook pageto enter and win!

But back to the Pleasure Guild because we are nothing if not all about educating our readers. According to their website, the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital is:

"…a 102-year-old organization of 45 women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital's hospice and palliative care program. This program provides care for children for whom a cure is beyond reach. The services are typically provided in a child's home to keep the child comfortable and provide spiritual and emotional support to the child and his/her family.

Each year, the women of Pleasure Guild raise more than $200,000 for the hospice and palliative care program… Pleasure Guild's leading fundraiser is a professionally directed family play production held annually in March at the Palace Theatre in Columbus."

To which we say, wow, those 45 women must be very, very old now (sorry, just a little misplaced-clause editorial humor there). No, but seriously, it is an amazing cause and an amazing production that is truly a part of Columbus history. In fact, pretty much every Central Ohio person we can think of who has gone on to a professional career in the performing arts has performed in a Pleasure Guild show.

For more information about tickets (which go from $15 to $27 for shows on March 11, 12 and 13), go to the Pleasure Guild website, call the CAPA tickets office at 614-469-0939 or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or visit the CAPA Ticket Office at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State Street) or any Ticketmaster outlet.