Derek Klena, Taylor Richardson & More Set for Little Theater, Big Dreams Benefit, 5/12

Derek Klena, Taylor Richardson & More Set for Little Theater, Big Dreams Benefit, 5/12

The West Side YMCA's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater will present its 4th annual benefit cabaret, Little Theater, Big Dreams on Monday May 12th at 7PM. The Off-Broadway hidden gem, located inside the historic West Side Y, will play host to powerful performances from Broadway's brightest up-and-coming stars alongside their own Kids Company, a group of young (6-14 year old) triple-threats-in-training. All proceeds will benefit the on-going youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign.

Show-stopping numbers with the West Side Y's Kids Company will include Taylor Richardson (Broadway's "Annie") and Megan Lewis (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark) belting out the touching "When I Grow Up" from Matilda, Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) will sing "If I Were a Rich Man" with the "Tevye" from the Y's recent production of Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. and Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky) will learn "Why We Tell The Story" from Once on this island.

Other performers scheduled to appear include: Jessica Hendy (Cats), Brandon Rubendall (Anything Goes) and Sadie (Annie) and Mitchell Sink (Matilda), a Broadway brother and sister duo, will perform the classic tune "Anything You Can Do" with the help of some Kids Company friends. The benefit will again be hosted by Broadway's David Rossetti (Annie), who also serves as the benefits creator, producer and director.

Each year the YMCA of Greater New York delivers more than $46 million in sponsored, free and subsidized programs to more than 400,000 members and program participants, assuring all of an equal chance to benefit from the YMCA's programs and services. The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater and the West Side Y Arts Department currently reach over 200 youth. Funds raised help offer new programs, sponsor more youth who are interested in the arts and ensure continued updates and repairs to our theatrical home.

Tickets are $75 for VIP (post-show reception with performers, light hors d'oeuvres and wine), $45 for regular ticket, and $20 student (1 per ID).

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