Seph Stanek to Host BROADWAY AT THE Y to Benefit Los Alamos Family YMCA

Curtains up! Los Alamos welcomes dynamic New York City performer Seph Stanek for two free concert events early next week to benefit the Los Alamos Family YMCA.

Seph Stanek joins us in New Mexico during a hiatus from a national tour of The Pirates of Penzance with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Having worked with the esteemed operetta company for four years, Stanek has also completed ten Off-Broadway contracts in New York City, four concerts at Carnegie Hall, and four national/international tours. Recent concerts include a concert with Kristin Chenoweth and the Concert Pops of Long Island (NY), the Breast Cancer Foundation's Annual Gala in the Cayman Islands, and an exclusive concert for the United Nations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur. In New York City, he performs with the Light Opera of New York, Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live!, and currently stars in an Off-Broadway musical revue in Times Square. Seph will make his Broadway debut next year as The Scribe in Akhenaten the Musical. As a philanthropist, Seph performs benefit concerts throughout the year with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and produces his own benefit concerts for Artists Striving To End Poverty; this marks his first collaboration with the YMCA, and he hopes to have many more in the future.

His first appearance in Los Alamos is billed as a "preview" performance on Monday, April 4th, at 12pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The short program will consist of "Golden Age" standards, with selections ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! He will be joined by Juanita Madland on piano.

The "Broadway at the Y" main event will take place Tuesday, April 5th, at 7pm at the newly renovated Los Alamos Teen Center. He will be joined by local singers with Nate Salazar on piano. The performers will present a full range of Broadway showtunes including selections from "Les Miserables," "My Fair Lady," and "The Little Mermaid."

Both performances are FREE and open to the public. All donations collected during the concerts will benefit scholarships for Y Camp, Afterschool, and Global Teens programs. The Y annually provides $140,000 so that all may access healthy programs benefitting 275 individuals, 80% of which are youths.

Stanek says, "We are bringing world-class entertainment to the Los Alamos community in hopes that we can raise some money to change lives here. What the Family Y does for the community here is astonishing... teaching youth about science, teamwork, the arts... They certainly empower these kids to go lead educated, healthy, motivated lives so that they can change the world!" Visit www.laymca.org for more information.



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