Keiji Ishiguri and On The Quays Kick Off Hometown Benefit Concert Series 'The How About Love Tour'
On The Quays, a NYC-based international Production Company will present "An Afternoon With Keiji Ishiguri & On The Quays", a benefit concert in their series of "Hometown Concerts - the How About Love Tour" at the St. James the Less Parish Hall on Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m.
The benefit concert will be hosted by broadway performer and Westchester resident Albert Guerzon. The benefit will also feature Westchester natives Ryan McGovern, Dakota Martin, Ester Barroso-Guerzon (Miss Saigon), and the St. James the Less Choir. Keiji Ishiguri will be organizing the concert and music directing the afternoon. Ishiguri grew up in the Scarsdale area performing at St. James and has gone on to perform, music direct, and teach throughout Westchester and New York City.
On The Quays' production of RENT will be presented at the national theater of Aruba--the Cas Di Cultura--this fall. This marks the first time RENT will have been performed in Aruba and the first major professional production at the Cas Di Cultura. This past September, Aruba joined only a handful of Caribbean countries to offer legal same-sex civil unions. The evening is a benefit for On The Quays, their future events, and the production headed to Aruba.
On The Quays will also donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to The Children's Village. There will be a small reception after the concert where attendees are encouraged to learn more about On The Quays, RENT, enjoy light refreshments, and participate in a raffle.
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On The Quays was founded in September 2016 by Nicola Murphy, Michael Quadrino, Keiji Ishiguri, Matt Engle, & Jenna Tanzola. The collective is inspired to tell relevant and engaging stories and is committed to sharing perspectives that promote equality, empathy, and understanding. In March 2017, On The Quays produced The Last Days of Cleopatra by Laoisa Sexton,at The New Theatre, Dublin; their first international production. On The Quays is also co-producing FLOAT - A Short Film which was recently accepted to the Albuquerque Film & Music Festival, and the Women's Independent Film Festival.
On The Quays' production of RENT previously played a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. "RENT for a new generation with a faultless cast, exquisite performances, and vocals that move the soul." ScotsGay Magazine said of the production. Anthony Rapp from the original Broadway cast of RENT called the cast "dynamic, authentic, and extraordinarily talented.". Rapp also acted as artistic consultant on the original Edinburgh production. The production will be featured in a new book - RENT FAQ by Tom Rowan - coming out October 2017. The book chronicles the history of the musical, its legacy, and significant productions it has given rise to worldwide.