CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4
The concert will feature Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Chess in Concert), David Friedman (Broadway and Film Composer), Kenneth Gartman (The Music Man), Shawn Moninger (MAC Award Winner and Comic) and Jodi Stevens (Jekyll & Hyde, Urban Cowboy) along with local Connecticut talent and cabaret performers as well as the Joyful Noise choir from Unity Center.
Buy your tickets today as space is limited! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit http://www.kennethgartman.com/concert-for-a-cause---june-4-2016.html to purchase your tickets online.
RAISSA KATONA BENNETT - On Broadway: "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and CHESS, as a benefit for the Actor's Fund. First National Tours: "Jellylorum/Griddlebone" and "Jennyanydots" in CATS, and as "Lizzie Phagan" in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown.
In NYC, Raissa has headlined at: Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room, Iridium and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has guest starred at: The Supper Club, Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. She has soloed with many symphony orchestras and was guest soloist at the estate of the legendary Cal Ripken, Jr. www.raissakatonabennett.com
DAVID FRIEDMAN - With multi-platinum recordings, Broadway shows, Disney Animated Films, Television scores, and a teaching and lecturing career that spans the nation, David Friedman is truly someone who has made a major mark in all areas of show business.
From "We Can Be Kind" to "Listen to My Heart", "Help is on the Way", "We Live on Borrowed Time", "Trust The Wind", and "I'll Be Here With You", David has written songs of inspiration, love and hope that take on new emotional meaning in these challenging times. www.middermusic.com
KENNETH GARTMAN - National Tour of The Music Man; Simply Sondheim LIVE! (BBC Broadcast); Side by Side by Sondheim, Ireland; 2016 MAC Award Nominee for Best Duo; 2012 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award Nominee for Best Debut. www.kennethgartman.com
JODI STEVENS - BROADWAY: Pam - Urban Cowboy- original company. Lucy - Jekyll and Hyde - original company. OFF-BROADWAY: Jodi has played the role of Marlene Dietrich on 3 occasions. In Noel Coward and Friends at Lincoln Center, in Harmony The Musical at La Jolla Playhouse and in Dietrich and Chevalier The Musical - St Luke's Off Broadway Musicals: Claire Strider - Under Fire - NYMF, Doris - Body Shop, Hildy Lincoln - Eliot Ness in Cleveland, and The Scarlett Pimpernel, to name a few. TV: 27 East, Conviction, Sex in the City, Central Park West. SOLO RECORDINGS: "Girl Talk" (jazz), Jodi also performs as Guest Vocal Artist on Rodger's and Leonhardt , both albums produced by Sons of Sound . Jodi also solos on Kurt Weill's Centennial Celebration, and on Johnny Mercer's, DREAM for the Actors Fund of America. Jodi is certified Music Together Specialist also on staff at the New Canaan Conservatory for the performing arts, a private vocal coach for singers and actors. She has recently joined the Alumni Board of Directors at Penn State University. www.jodistevens.com