Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit

Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit

Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit

Charlottesville Opera's Executive Director, Kevin O'Halloran, and Interim Artistic Director, Steven Jarvi, have announced the special one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in Charlottesville on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Paramount Theater at 7:30 PM.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Charlottesville Opera. For tickets and information, visit the Paramount website at www.theparamount.net or call 434-979-1333.

Broadway in Charlottesville, a magical evening of all-star entertainment, features Broadway's brightest stars in a dazzling affair which includes a delectable dinner at Fleurie and a VIP cocktail reception with the artists for the highest-level ticket buyers. The evening also features a live auction-with tickets to Broadway's hottest hits-including Hamilton.

O'Halloran and Jarvi have teamed up with New York Actor/Producer, Deborah Grausman (Sesame Street, National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof, Producer of the critically-acclaimed Broadway in the Berkshires), to assemble an illustrious cast for this one-night-only benefit performance.

"I am delighted to bring my long-time friend, Deborah Grausman, into the CharlottesvilleOpera family by having her produce this event," says Interim Artistic Director, Steven Jarvi. "She has assembled an extraordinary array of talent and I want to thank all the artists for donating their time and talent to support our company. This not-to-be-missed event is going to be unlike anything Charlottesville Opera has ever seen or heard."

Executive Director Kevin O'Halloran adds, "This is an important year-end fundraiser for Charlottesville Opera. It's also an exciting preview of our upcoming summer musical, Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods."

The starry line-up of Broadway performers includes: Mark Aldrich (Newsies, Ragtime), Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd), Aaron Ramey (Bridges of Madison County, Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs!!!), and Eric Van Tielen (Les Misérables, A Tale of Two Cities).

The cast also features Charlottesville Opera favorite Sharin Apostolou (M. Fair Lady, South Pacific, Oklahoma!), Lauren Jelencovich (Yanni's Featured Vocalist, A Little Night Music at Opera Theatre of St. Louis) and Deborah Grausman (Sesame Street, National Tour Fiddler on the Roof). The singers will be accompanied by Music Director Aurelien Eulert whose Charlottesville Opera credits include Rigoletto and Oklahoma!.<


"I am thrilled to be working with Kevin, Steve, and this vastly talented group of artists to raise much-needed funds for Charlottesville Opera," says Actor/Producer Deborah Grausman. "It's an honor to rally my colleagues in support of this company." She adds,"Performing in Charlottesville will be a real treat, one that the entire cast is looking forward to, and we hope you will join us for what promises to be a truly exciting evening!"


IF YOU GO:

BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

5:00 PM: Dinner at Fleurie (Producer and Investor level tickets)
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Performance Begins
9:30 PM: VIP After-Party (Producer, Investor, and Director level tickets)

TICKETS:

SPACE IS LIMITED and this event is expected to sell out; patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Producer: $5,000
· Premier table seating for 4
· Pre-show dinner at Fleurie for 4
· Complimentary wine at the show
· VIP after-party with the cast
· Recognition in playbill
· Valet parking (Call Opera to arrange)

Director: $1,000
· Reserved seating for 2
· Complimentary wine at the show
· VIP after-party with the cast
· Recognition in playbill

Investor: $2,500
· Preferred table seating for 2
· Pre-show dinner at Fleurie for 2
· Complimentary wine at the show
· VIP after-party with the cast
· Recognition in playbill

Patron ticket: $125
· Reserved seating
· Complimentary wine at the show

General admission: $50 (limited availability)
· Complimentary wine at the show

To purchase tickets, visit www.theparamount.net or call or visit The Paramount Theater Box Office M-F 10 AM-2 PM; 434-979-1333.

For questions, call Emilia at Charlottesville Opera at 434-293-4500 or go to www.charlottesvilleopera.org.


Charlottesville Opera gratefully acknowledges the following Broadway inCharlottesville sponsors (as of November 7, 2017): Ron Harris, Virginia Cenedella, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, Jackie Bradley, Sharon Donovan, and Chris Gleason. Official housing sponsor: Country Inn and Suites. Wine Sponsor: Barboursville Vineyards. Artist travel arranged by: SuperTravel of Palm Beach, Inc.

Charlottesville Opera's Mission is to produce high-quality opera and musicals at affordable prices, to provide training opportunities and experience for Young Artists, Apprentice Singers, and Interns, to provide educational nourishment for all sectors of the community, and to enrich the cultural vitality and quality of life in Virginia. For 40 years, Charlottesville Opera has produced opera and other musical performances, first at Ash Lawn-Highland and since 2009, at the beautifully restored Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville.

For more information about the Broadway in Charlottesville artists and the 2018 Charlottesville Opera performance season, visit www.charlottesvilleopera.org.

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