In-demand young film actress Bailee Madison will return to South Florida for a June 22 meet-and-greet screening of the animated children’s film “Monica” at Young at Art Museum in Davie.
The event will be a fundraiser for "Alex’s Lemonade Stand," a nonprofit foundation supporting research into childhood cancer. Madison, a 13-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident, is the foundation’s national youth spokesperson and her local appearances for "Alex’s Lemonade Stand" routinely draw big crowds of young fans.
“Monica,” with Madison voicing the title role, was created by cartoonist and Young At Art resident artist Rob Cabrera, best known for his syndicated comic strip “Silo Roberts.” Cabrera taught Madison from kindergarten through fifth grade at Christ Church School in Fort Lauderdale.
Madison came to prominence in Disney's "Bridge to Terabithia" and on "Wizards of Waverly Place." Her most recent big-screen appearances include the Adam Sandler comedy “Just Go With It,” the Billy Crystal-Bette Midler romp “Parental Guidance” and Guillermo Del Toro’s arty remake of the horror film “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”
The “Monica” screening event takes place at Young At Art Museum (751 SW 121st Ave., Davie) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Museum admission (includes movie) is $13, $12 for seniors and children older than 1, $11 for Broward County residents. Info: 954-424-0085, YoungAtArtMuseum.org; AlexsLemonadeStand.org.