Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre, in partnership with Westport Pride, announces a fundraiser event, Dolls and Guys: A Gender-Bending Broadway Evening, in honor of Pride Month, where half of all proceeds will be donated to Westport Pride! Dolls and Guys is an evening of amazing performances, supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and celebrating a return to the theatre. This in-person, one-night-only, fundraiser event occurs on Saturday, June 26th at 8:00 pm.
The MTC Bar & Concessions Stand, sponsored by Fourth & Pride, will open an hour before the show, so be sure to enjoy the new outdoor lounge area for a cocktail or two!
Dolls and Guys is a Pride celebration where Broadway men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa. Over the course of the evening, LGBTQ+ stories will be told through the great songs of musical theatre and sung by our favorite Broadway performers. Hear your favorites from shows including Hairspray, Jekyll & Hyde, Camelot, Rent, and Next to Normal, sung by stars from Broadway productions including The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful, and Passion.
The cast includes Frank Mastrone (B’way- Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde), Juliet Lambert Pratt (B’way- Les Miserables, Meet Me In St. Louis), Jessica Tyler Wright (B’way- Sweeney Todd, War Horse), Jacob Heimer (B’way & 1 st N’tl Tour- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Jeff Gurner (B’way- The Lion King, Off B’way- Five Course Love), Matt Densky (B’way Nt’l Tour- Wicked, Madison Square Garden- How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Mia Scarpa (Muhlenberg Summer Theatre- Anything Goes, MTC- Always...Patsy Cline), Elissa DeMaria (Live Arts Maryland- Kiss Me Kate, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera- The Marvelous Wonderettes), and Chris Manuel (SToNC- Carousel, Totem Pole Playhouse- Hunchback of Notre Dame).