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Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club

SRT hosted its seventh annual benefit and cabaret event on November 17th at Birdland Jazz in Manhattan .

Contributing composers included: Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning, and Grammy Award-nominated Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), Obie Award-winner Jeff Bowen ([title of show]), Eight-time Academy Award, seven-time Golden Globe Award, and six-time Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, and many others), Academy and Tony Award-nominated, and Grammy Award-winning composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, The Tap Dance Kid, Sideshow), and Tony Award-winning composers, lyricists, and collaborators Bobby Lopez & Jeff Marx (Avenue Q).

Performers included: Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Matt Cavenaugh (A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy and the upcoming revival of West Side Story), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange, Wig Out!), Tony Award-nominated actress Celia Keenan-Bolger (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Light in the Piazza, and the revival of Les Miserables), Henry Krieger, performing his own work, Rick Lyon (puppeteer, designer, creator, and originator of several roles in the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical Avenue Q) with Kermit the Frog, Paul David Story (Equus, The Cain Mutiny Court-Martial), and Paris Remillard and Kaitlin Kiyan from the recent Shakespeare in the Park revival of Hair.

The evening was hosted by Susan Blackwell, known for her starring role in [title of show], and our "Little Fairies" reprised a scene from SRT's 2008 production of Shakespeare's Midsummer.

Photos by Jason Woodward

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Co-Founders Katrina Kent and Robyne Parrish with Co-Artistic Directors Todd Loyd and Tiffany Little Canfield with Charlotte Beede

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Kermit the Frog with Rick Lyon

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Susan Blackwell

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
John Ellison Conlee and Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Emerald Angel Young, Charlotte Beede, Lily Pilblad, Tally Weiss, and Aleyna Bartnick

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kermit, Rick Lyon, Susan Blackwell, and Paul David Story

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Henry Krieger

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Board Vice-President Michael Kayne, Board Member Jack Little & Co-Artistic Director Tiffany Little Canfield

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Co-Artistic Director Tiffany Little Canfield with SRT's Little Fairies

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Eddie Rabin, Paris Remillard and Kaitlin Kiyan

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Bobby Lopez

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
Kermit the Frog with Rick Lyon

Photo Flash: Sonnet Rep Benefit at Birdland Jazz Club
2008 Benefit Host Susan Blackwell


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