'Broadway Salutes Community Theater' to Support BPCMT at the Beechman This Sunday

'Broadway Salutes Community Theater' to Support BPCMT at the Beechman This Sunday

A talented group of eight Broadway performers will sing this Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and drinks. $15 food and drink minimum; $25 cover.

Our delightful group of Broadway performers will sing songs that harken back to their community/youth theater days in a special show designed to support the ongoing work of Brooklyn Players Community Musical Theater (BPCMT.)

Our diverse group of Broadway performers are: Betsy Morgan (The Little Mermaid, A Little Night Music, 25th Anniversary Tour/Broadway Les Miserables, Found), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!, NERDS, and NYMF's Academia Nuts), Julie Benko (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Tour/Broadway, The Golem of Havana, Spring Awakening), Allison Guinn (HAIR, On The Town), Briana Carlson-Goodman (HAIR, 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables, NERDS), Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables 2006 Revival, Dessa Rose, Disenchanted), Max Quinlan (25th Anniversary Tour/Broadway Les Miserables, Light In The Piazza, Jesus Christ Superstar), Krystle Adams (Aida, Fame, Realpolitik).

Cast members from BPCMT's 2014 spring production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF directed by Broadway Veteran Valerie Wright will also perform two numbers. Aya Kato, piano.

Longtime Brooklyn children's theater producer and director Corinne Goodman started BPCMT in the fall of 2010. Goodman founded BPCMT to create a home for diverse casts of older teens and adults who love theater and love performing in musical theater productions.

As Rachel James writes on CrazyTownblog.com about BPCMT's 2013 production of Once On This Island, "Working in New York theatre, you sometimes forget that not everyone wants to do it professionally. Sometimes people do theatre because they love to do theatre. Sometimes people want to try something new. These and other reasons are why it's important to support our local community productions. Because this is how we pass on the story. This is how we continue the fun."

Goodman is thrilled to invite Valerie Wright back as the director of BPCMT's 2015 production of THE PAJAMA GAME after her successful and moving production of FIDDLER last year.

Casts of BPCMT shows have included first time actors, actors from competitive training programs, long dormant actors, seasoned actors looking for a change of atmosphere, dancers looking for more acting experience, and actors who rarely sing and dance. BPCMT sets high standards for its actors and is committed to creating a group of collaborators to produce a show that is better than anyone imagined. At BPCMT, non-traditionally cast performers with a wide range of experience, skill and background support each other, grow as performers, and collaborate in a creative process that is sure to please audiences all around.

Come out and support local artists and passionate people who are willing to take risks and work for free!

Tickets are $25.00 and are available online at The Laurie Beechman website: www.westbankcafe.com/beechman_theatre.html. There is a $15.00 food/drink minimum.

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