Broadway's Original 'Sandy' Carole Demas Set for Benefit, 12/2
ITHT is proud to announce the triumphant return of the incredibly gifted actress and singer, Carole Demas in a concert created to benefit Irvington Town Hall Theater. Star of Broadway, television, cabaret, concerts and more, Ms. Demas, best known as the originator of "Sandy" in Broadway's Grease, was Luisa in NYC's The Fantasticks, introduced the title role in Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife and starred in TV's iconic Magic Garden, PBS's Great Performances and other shows.
In a magical evening filled with an eclectic array of fun, fierce and fabulous tunes, Carole will enchant the audience with a look at life through the American Songbook, classic rock, pop and a seasonal touch. The talented Paula Janis, Carole's Magic Garden co-star, joins her for a humorous view of this enduring television treasure. Broadway's Josh Franklin and Ilene Kristen will reprise their roles from Carole's knockout show at NYC's Laurie Beechman Theatre. Featuring: guitarist Sean Harkness and Musical Director Ian Herman, inaugurating the theater's new grand piano. Directed by Charles Repole.
The evening celebrates this 110-year-old theater that is truly distinctive for its design, community base and support.
Recently, Carole was back on Broadway for Gypsy of the Year at The New Amsterdam Theatre with the original cast of Grease, raising funds for Broadway Cares. She has been featured in Town Hall's Broadway Originals, Off-Broadway Close Up at Merkin Hall, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway at Harry Chapin Theatre and 50th Anniversary Concerts for WBAI Radio, The Fantasticks (Night of 1000 Luisas) and The Lincoln Center Library For The Performing Arts.
Saturday, November 24th 7 pm- Carole sings in a Benefit show for Zani's Furry Friends- an extraordinary NYC volunteer animal rescue group- at The Laurie Beechman Theater on West 42nd Street.
Saturday, December 8th, 7pm-Urban Stages, NYC- Carole's own concert for Winter Rhythms Series. Paula Janis special guest, Musical Director Ian Herman, Director Charles Repole.
Sunday, December 9th- Carole joins other singers in a Benefit for fellow Broadway actor: Celebrating Kathi Moss. (details tba)