Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Stars Sing for Seniors in Denver
On March 13th, 2017, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway Sessions with cast members from the National Tour of "An American in Paris" for the seniors at Morning Star Adult Day Program in Denver while on their stop at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts. The Morning Star audience enjoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event!
SFYS Founder and Artistic Director Jackie Vanderbeck said, "Sing For Your Seniors, which is based in New York City, opened a branch in Denver earlier this year. Denver has a rich artistic community that we knew would support our work in bringing the arts to seniors in need. Denver also has a national touring house at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts, so we're able to hold our Broadway Sessions with casts from visiting shows. These sessions let us bring the essence of a particular show to seniors who would otherwise not get the opportunity to experience the wonder and thrill of Broadway because of their physical health or financial need."
"Sing For Your Seniors brings so much joy to the Morning Star participants," said James Wallis, Activities Director at Morning Star. "Their program gives our participants a valuable opportunity to experience live music, to participate and sing along, and to have one-on-one interactions with the performers, which they all greatly enjoy."
"After the session, I spoke with many of the seniors who recounted how this music brought them back to special memories from their lives," Brad Gardner said.
Performers from "An American in Paris" included Tory Trowbridge (Broadway: An American in Paris; Nat'l tour: Pippin), Brittany Bohn (Nat'l tour: An American in Paris; Regional: Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate), Stephen Brower (Nat'l tour: An American in Paris, Pippin), Dr. Ray Wong (The Julliard School), Nick Donatelle, cellist (Nat'l tour: An American in Paris, Annie, Ghost, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof), and Brad Gardner, associate music director of "An American in Paris" (Broadway: Addams Family; Off Broadway: Silence; Nat'l tour: An American in Paris; Regional: Sense & Sensibility, Nutty Professor)
Sing For Your Seniors is a non-profit organization that provides live musical performances and social enrichment to seniors in need. Professional performing artists not only entertain but also build relationships within the senior community through the creative and connective power of theatre arts. With a focus on seniors who are low-income, have dementia or Alzheimer's, and/or require palliative and rehabilitation care, we are passionate about using music to bring joy to those who need it most. For more information on Sing For Your Seniors or to apply to perform with them in NYC, visit www.SingForYourSeniors.org.
Photo Credit: McLeod9 Creative
Brad Gardner and Tory Trowbridge
Nick Donatelle and Brad Gardner
Sing for Your Seniors
Sing for Your Seniors
Stephen Brower, Britany Bohn and Tory Trowbridge