Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty.
Sydni Jankowski was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2013, and she has moved through several phases of chemotherapy. She has just learned that she is a candidate for surgery to help her hips, which are damaged as a result of Avascular Necrosis. Sydni's family will have additional medical expenses for some time, and this benefit hopes to help this Sunday evening! 100% of donations collected will go to Team Sydni.
The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, now in its 22nd year, has been a part of Middletown since it first opened its doors. Under the direction of its founder, Dee Buchanan, and her staff, the studio offers classes year-round in a wide variety of styles including jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theatre, ballet, and more. Since its beginning, the studio has sought to provide its dancers with professional training in a friendly and encouraging environment. To learn more about The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, visit www.dbdance.com.
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska Family since 2002, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season this year. Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area's performing arts community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, The Music Man, Jekyll & Hyde, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks' The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, ...Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph..., Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Mame, and 42nd Street. Way Off Broadway is also the home of a one-of-a-kind children's lunch theatre, offering entertainment for the entire family, and giving children a chance to see some of their favorite characters live on stage. The theatre also produces a number of special events throughout the year including a growing series of interactive murder mysteries. www.wayoffbroadway.com