Holiday Concert with Kathy Deitch, Michael Londra & Sarah Bolt Set for Robert G. Geim Theater, 12/8
A holiday concert featuring three Broadway stars - including a Broadway success story from South St. Louis - is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood's Robert G. Reim Theater, 111 South Geyer Road. For ticket information, visit www.retreattobroadway.com.
The three stars - Kathy Deitch, Michael Londra and St. Louis' Sarah Bolt - will perform holiday and Broadway show tunes in a concert titled, "Tidings of Comfort & Joy: Broadway's Kathy Deitch & Friends."
Deitch has performed on Broadway in Wicked and Footloose. Londra is an Emmy-nominated Irish tenor who headlined his own PBS special and performed as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway. Bolt played Sister Mary Patrick in the Broadway musical Sister Act, receiving a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance. She also performed in the ensemble of the Broadway company of Wicked.
Tickets range from $35 for general admission to $125 for the "Co-Producer" donor level that includes an exclusive VIP reserved seat, a private post-show backstage VIP "Meet & Greet" with a photo op with Kathy & friends, and concert program recognition. Below are the bios of the three performers.
This family-friendly concert benefits "Retreat to Broadway," a non-profit project that pairs live theater with experiences of personal renewal.
Kathy Deitch has performed on Broadway in Wicked (original company) and Footloose (original Urleen). Other credits include Hair at both City Center's Encores! and European Tour (Crissy), The Maiden's Prayer Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett (Libby), A Girl Named Dusty at the Provincetown Theatre (Mary O'Brien), A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hartford Stage (Snout). Her L.A. debut included RENT at the Hollywood Bowl and LA premiere of Silence! The Musical. TV/film: The Big C(Showtime) opposite Oliver Platt, Raising Hope (FOX) season finale, Law & Order (NBC), Cupid(ABC), LOFT opposite Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet, and worked with Drew Barrymore in Going the Distance. In addition to private and group coachings, her "Audition Boot Camp with Kathy Deitch" program has taken her across the country to teach at UCLA, Wagner College, Pace University, and University of Hartford.
As bubbly Sister Mary Patrick in the musical Sister Act, Sarah Boltreceived a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance. The St. Louis native began her stage career in a European tour of Grease and is a vet of Godspell at the Paper Mill Playhouse and the off-Broadway musical Walmartopia. She performed in the ensemble of the Broadway company of Wicked and was the understudy for Madame Morrible. Bolt hails from the Holly Hills neighborhood in South St. Louis. Her parents, Tim and Laura Bolt, still live there. Her mother teaches drama and directs the fall play at Cor Jesu Academy in South St. Louis County, where Sarah attended school. Her father is a watercolor artist.
Michael Londra is an Emmy-nominated Irish tenor who headlined his own PBS special and performed as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway. Michael's first album "Celt" was produced by acclaimed producer Steve Skinner. The album was released in 15 countries worldwide. He appears with Pavarotti, Bocelli, Il Divo, Sarah Brightman and Kathryn Jenkins on the Universal Records Asia 2009 release Arias : Ancora. His recording of Danny Boy was described by The Irish Emigrant in New York as "One of the best recordings of Danny Boy in history." The YouTube video of this recording has been downloaded by 6.2 million people as of April 2013. In 2004 Michael was chosen for the role of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ Symphony," which had its U.S. premiere in Hollywood in 2005. His PBS special, "Beyond Celtic," was taped in March 2011, airing nationally over 400 times.