Uptown Players to Host 12th Annual Fundraiser BROADWAY OUR WAY, 1/17-26

Uptown Players presents its 12th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '14, running January 17 through 26, 2014 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

The Uptown divas return for another entertaining evening of Broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises. This year's divas will sing and dance to 30 songs from recent Broadway hits and revivals such as Mowtown the Musical, First Date, Young Frankenstein, Catch Me If You Can, Newsies, The Bodyguard and Jersey Boys, as well as classic favorites like My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Aida, Little Shop of Horrors and West Side Story.

This year's cast includes Mikey Abrams, Beth Albright, Lon Barrera, LaMar Brown, John Campione, B.J. Cleveland, Coy Covington, Brendan Cyrus, Peter DiCesare, Danielle Estes, Sergio Garcia, Jennie Jermaine, Walter Lee, Linda Leonard, Emily Lockhart, SAra Martin, Morgan Mabry Mason, Kelly McCain, Kevin Moore, Michael Moore, Chad Peterson, Calvin Roberts, Darius-Anthony Robinson, Rick Starkweather, Amy Stevenson and Angel Velasco. Special Guests include Wendy Welch and Stephanie Riggs. This year, Broadway Our Way is written and directed by B. J. Cleveland with music direction by Kevin Gunter and Jesse Fry, musical arrangements by Adam C. Wright and choreography by Jeremy Dumont.

The evening also features a gallery of nearly 100 terrific auction prizes, including theatre tickets, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, artwork and much more! A light reception follows each performance.

The production runs January 17 through January 26, 2014, with shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd (at Blackburn), Dallas, TX 75219. Tickets are $40-$50, including the post-performance reception, and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at (214) 219-2718.

About Uptown Players: Now beginning its thirteenth season, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following with an annual audience base of over 15,000 patrons, including 800 season subscribers. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including more than 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, hundreds of "The Column" Awards and 20 Theatre Critics Forum Awards in its first 12 seasons.

In recent years, its productions of Next To Normal and The Producers have made top 10 lists in The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, TheaterJones, and The Column online. Uptown Players has also been named the Best Theatre Company by the Dallas Voice Readers Awards, and the Dallas Observer, and has appeared on the WFAA-A list and Best of Big D - D Magazine. Uptown Players has been featured on Good Morning Texas and Daybreak on WFAA. Uptown Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically, build cultural bridges, and strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. There is no other theater group with this unique mission in the Dallas area.

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