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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.

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Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
David Rossetti (host) & Katie Borrel (West Side Y's Kids Company member) start the evening.

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
David Rossetti and the West Side Y's Kids Company sing about "Trouble"..."right here in NEW YORK CITY!"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
David Rossetti and the West Side Y's Kids Company ode to Music Man

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
JarEd Thomas Bradshaw sings "Everybody Says Don't".

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
David Rossetti emceeing the evening

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Justin Barnette makes the audience laugh and ends with the hilarious "Bigger is Better"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Desi Oakley & the West Side Y's Kids Company sing "Bushel & a Peck"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Desi Oakley & the West Side Y's Kids Company button the number with a hug

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Kathy Calahan sings about everyone's favorite dessert, "Ice Cream"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Laurie Veldheer & Desi Oakley belt out "I Will Never Leave You"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Laurie Veldheer & Desi Oakley, two real life best friends, soak in the applause.

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Megan Lewis & the West Side Y's Kids Company hope you "remember their name!"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Megan Lewis & the West Side Y's Kids Company present "FAME!"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Amanda LaVergne takes the stage for her solo

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Amanda LaVergne sings "My Lifelong Love"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Ryan VanDenBoom & Ryan Kasprzak are "Fit as a Fiddle"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Ryan VanDenBoom & Ryan Kasprzak end with a bang!

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Mikey ('Sandy') & David Rossetti

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
'Annie' Orphans - Madi Rae DiPietro (behind book), Brooklyn Shuck, Junah Jang (behind book), Jaidyn Young, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Sadie Sink sing "I Won't Grow Up!"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Madi Rae DiPietro & Jaidyn Young don't want to grow up.

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Annie Orphans - Madi Rae DiPietro, Jaidyn Young, Brooklyn Shuck, Jaidyn Young, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Sadie Sink & Junah Jang do an ode to Wicked in their crowd-pleasing "I Won't Grow Up"

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Annie orphans and the West Side Y's Kids Company

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Shannon Oliver (Miss New York) and the West Side Y's Kids Company

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Curtain Call of "Thank You for the Music" with the full "Little Theater, Big Dreams" Cast

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Top Row: David Rossetti, Justin Barnette, K. Calahan, D. Oakley, JarEd Thomas Bradshaw, Ryan VanDenBoom, Ryan Kasprzak Front: Sadie Sink, Brooklyn Shuck, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Junah Jang, Jaidyn

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Ryan VanDenBoom, David Rossetti & Ryan Kasprzak

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Ryan VanDenBoom & Ryan Kasprzak

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
JarEd Thomas Bradshaw & David Rossetti

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Desi Oakley & David Rossetti

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Justin Barnette & David Rossetti

Photo Flash: Miss NY, ANNIE Orphans and More Perform at West Side YMCA Benefit
Madi Rae DiPietro, Sadie Sink, Brooklyn Shuck, Tyrah Skye Odoms, Jaidyn Young, Junah Jang

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