Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
On Monday May 13th, the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in the historic West Side YMCA played host to a completely sold out crowd for their 3rd annual "Little Theater, Big Dreams" benefit cabaret. Scroll down for photos from the evening!Highlights of the evening included an updated version of "I Won't Grow Up" from Peter Pan featuring the orphans of Broadway's Annie along with the West Side Y's Kids Company performing group, Ryan Kasprzak and Ryan VanDenBoom's delightfully silly "Fit as a Fiddle" dance number, a clever take on "Trouble" from Music Man for the opening number featuring host David Rossetti and Kids Company and even a special appearance by Mikey, the understudy for 'Sandy' in Annie. Other Broadway performers who raised their voices for the event included: Justin Barnette, Jared Thomas Bradshaw, Kathy Calahan, Megan Lewis, Desi Oakley, Shannon Oliver (Miss New York), Amanda LaVergne and Laurie Veldheer. It was a record-breaking year for both attendance and overall fundraising and all the proceeds will benefit the on-going youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. For more information, visit www.ymcanyc.org/westside and or find the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LTBDBenefitCabaret.
David Rossetti (host) & Katie Borrel (West Side Y's Kids Company member) start the evening.
David Rossetti and the West Side Y's Kids Company sing about "Trouble"..."right here in NEW YORK CITY!"
David Rossetti and the West Side Y's Kids Company ode to Music Man
JarEd Thomas Bradshaw sings "Everybody Says Don't".
David Rossetti emceeing the evening
Justin Barnette makes the audience laugh and ends with the hilarious "Bigger is Better"
Desi Oakley & the West Side Y's Kids Company sing "Bushel & a Peck"
Desi Oakley & the West Side Y's Kids Company button the number with a hug
Kathy Calahan sings about everyone's favorite dessert, "Ice Cream"
Megan Lewis & the West Side Y's Kids Company hope you "remember their name!"
Megan Lewis & the West Side Y's Kids Company present "FAME!"
Amanda LaVergne takes the stage for her solo
Amanda LaVergne sings "My Lifelong Love"
Mikey ('Sandy') & David Rossetti
Annie orphans and the West Side Y's Kids Company
Shannon Oliver (Miss New York) and the West Side Y's Kids Company
Curtain Call of "Thank You for the Music" with the full "Little Theater, Big Dreams" Cast