Christopher & Vicki Le Vine Celebrate Broadway Dreams Foundation's Return To Philly
Christopher and Vicki Le Vine will celebrate The Broadway Dreams Foundation's return engagement to Philadelphia with a star-studded benefit fundraiser on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Hosted by television and Broadway personalities Nicole Parker ("MadTv," Wicked) and Paul Canaan (MTV's "Legally Blonde," La Cage), the benefit will be held at Grace Winery's outdoor amphitheatre nestled on the grounds of Sweetwater Farm Bed and Breakfast (50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342) in the historic Brandywine Valley.
Proprietors Christopher & Vicki Le Vine and winemaker Sean Kramer will treat guests to an elegant buffet on the property's 50 acres overlooking picturesque Sweetwater Wood. The Broadway-style cabaret will feature performances by Philadelphia youth performers along with BDF Musical Director and composer Jeremy Schonfeld (Clear Blue Tuesday, Drift), Broadway favorites Titus Burgess (Jersey Boys, Little Mermaid), Carlos Encinias (Les Miserables, Mama Mia), James Kinney (Sweet Charity) and ABC Daytime star Nicholas Rodriguez ("One Life to Live").
Tickets are $100 per person and are available by calling Grace Winery at 610-459-4711. Reservations are required. All proceeds will benefit THE BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION, a national non-profit performing arts training program that teaches America's youth how to kick start their career with one of a kind performance workshop taught by Broadway's brightest stars.
The Broadway Dreams Foundation returns to Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (300 South Broad Street) August 2 - 8, 2010 to present their week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive. Broadway's Alice Ripley, the 2009 Tony Award-winning star of Next to Normal, will lead the roster of BDF teaching artists. Over the course of the week, Philadelphia's youth will receive first-rate training in acting, dance and vocal performance by savvy Broadway veterans who will share their insider knowledge on the skills needed to succeed in show business.
At week's end, all students will perform alongside their Broadway idols in a one-night-only concert event entitled Don't Stop Believing at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Perelman Theatre on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 8 pm. Tickets to Don't Stop Believing are $65 - 25.00 and are available to the public by calling the Kimmel Center Box Office on 215-893-1999 or by visiting www.kimmelcenter.org.
ABOUT GRACE WINERY AT SWEETWATER FARM
Proprietor Chris Le Vine and winemaker Sean Kramer proudly introduce Grace Winery. The vineyard and winery are nestled on the grounds of Sweetwater Farm Bed and Breakfast in the historic Brandywine Valley. The Barn at Grace Winery is a newly renovated 1750's Bank Barn that is home to the winery, wine tasting room and event space. The beautifully designed rooms serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable event. Whether it is your dream wedding in the barn, a corporate meeting, a private family dinner in the winery or a cocktail reception on the back patio overlooking Sweetwater Wood, Grace Winery is your destination of choice. Please contact the Innkeepers at Sweetwater Farm to schedule a private tour of our beautiful facility, www.sweetwaterfarmbb.com.
ABOUT THE BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION
BDF is a national non-profit performing arts training program that teaches America's youth how to kick start their career with one of a kind performance workshop taught by Broadway's brightest stars. In addition to Philadelphia, BDF has taken its unique program to Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, San Diego and Omaha among others. BDF faculty include Tony Award winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and Jarrod Emick (Damn Yankees), Tony Award nominees Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde) and Gavin Creel (Hair), Broadway favorites Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5), Paul Canaan (Legally Blonde), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Megan Hilty (9 to 5), Billy Porter (Miss Saigon) and television personalities Diana DeGarmo ("American Idol," Hair), Mark Indelicato ("Ugly Betty") Nicholas Rodriguez ("One Life to Live") and Nicole Parker ("MadTV," Wicked). Over one thousand students have participated in the BDF program and many have gone on to perform in regional, national touring and Broadway productions including Disney's The Lion King and Spring Awakening. For more information, please visit www.mybroadwaydreams.com.