March 31, 2001 – Hollywood: “The Mission of the Artist, Musical Revue” premiered at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International Theatre in Hollywood. This was a shortened sneak-preview version of the full-length musical play, “The Mission of the Artist,” that will be premiered on September 20, 2001 in the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International Garden Pavilion. The story, portrayed in music, dance and drama, depicts the importance of art to society and the effects of drugs on art and artists. This one-hour musical revue brought key parts of the story to life in song, narration and dance. A survey of attendees found audience members reporting that they felt revitalized in the arts, realized the importance of artists in society, and could see how important it is to do something about the drug problem. A percentage of the proceeds went to support the Friends of Narconon® drug prevention and education programs
The full length production premiering in September 2001 will be part of the International Arts Festival being held at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International September 16 through 23 in celebration of arts and artists. This event, sponsored by Artists for a Better World, will bring together artists from around the world involved in all forms of art including painting, sculpture, writing, music, dance and drama.
After the show, acknowledgments were presented to Director, Marti Marshall; Playwright, Barbara Cordova; and to Guy Lindley for original music arrangements.