The 2013 Newtown Arts Festival announces a special benefit concert, "Broadway Sings for Newtown," to be held as part of the festival's eight days of cultural programming on Thursday, September 19 at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, in Bethel at 7 p.m. All tickets are $35 general admission and are available at NewtownArtsFestival.com.
A cast of Broadway stars will take to the stage and perform two acts of music with such favorites as Ring Them Bells, You'll Never Walk Alone, and You Raise Me Up, among others. Mark McVey (Les Miserables, Tommy, Chess, Show Boat, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor); Jeri Sager (CATS, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Evita); Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Candide, Sweeney Todd); Gary Mauer (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Show Boat, Pirates of Penzance); Elizabeth Southard (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Show Boat); and Kate Schindle (Miss America 1998, Legally Blonde, Jekyll & Hyde, Cabaret). Local youth ensembles will round out the cast and will be announced in coming weeks.
Produced by Pati Buehler of PB Entertainment, the concert staff includes J.P. Schutz, host/MC; Jeremy Roberts, music director and pianist, Abe Saenz on bass and Roger Cohen on drums. Renee Chambers choreographs. Walnut Hill Community Church has donated the venue and technical staff.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to "Broadway Sings for Newtown," please visit NewtownArtsFestival.com.