Showstoppers! A Benefit for the AEA Scholarship Program at Singers Forum

Start Date and Time: 03/05/2012 07:00 PM

End Date and Time: 03/05/2012 08:30 PM

Location: The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St New York, NY 10036

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Singers Forum

Located in the historic Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, Singers Forum is a non-profit musical oasis committed to providing the highest quality vocal training for New York City residents. Our continuing mission is to engage a diverse student body of singers in an situation dedicated to the development and appreciation of the vocal arts. With a strong emphasis on vocal technique, combined with numerous performance opportunities in a safe and supportive environment, Singers Forum strives to offer a full array of private instruction and group classes for both professional and personal growth. Utilizing a roster of dynamic and successful teaching artists who each have their own professional singing and musical backgrounds and successful careers in the arts, we have developed our students’ performance skills in a wide variety of vocal styles and genres that range from opera to cabaret, musical theatre to jazz, folk to pop and all genres i n between!

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Showstoppers! A Benefit for the AEA Scholarship Program at Singers Forum

SINGERS FORUM is pleased to announce the production of SHOWSTOPPERS, directed and hosted by Eric Michael Gillett. SHOWSTOPPERS will play a one night only at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (Downstairs at West Bank Caf 407 West 42nd St. between 9th & 10th Avenues). The performance is March 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

The evening will celebrate the many successes of the Singers Forum Actors Equity Scholarship Program during this past year. Since its inception, the Scholarship Program has offered heavily subsidized vocal technique lessons to members of Actors Equity Association. The goal of the program has been to provide affordable vocal technique to those who often need it most and can least afford it. The program has expanded from the initial 12 scholarships in its first semester to a fund that supports 60 ongoing scholarships. The instructors in the program are all Broadway veterans and include Melanie Vaughan (Sunday in the Park With George, Parade, et. al.), Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot), Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music), John Capes (Les Miserables), and Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me Kate). Musical director for the event is widely respected accompanist and arranger, Jeff Cubeta, who is current ly musical director for Nothing To Lose But Your Heart/The Songs of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty for La Tanya Hall and Eric Michael Gillett at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

The AEA Scholarship Program is especially proud of Kaitlyn Davidson, who is currently in rehearsals for her Broadway debut in the new Gershwin musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Broderick.

SHOWSTOPPERS stars the Broadway-bound Kaitlyn Davidson (Nice Work if You Can Get it), Stephen Mitchell Brown (currently starring as 'Rochester' in the regional premiere of Jane Eyre), Chris J. Handley, Paul Binotto (Currently starring in Ionescapade off-Broadway at the York Theatre, Broadway's Starlight Express, Dreamgirls, et. al.), Julia Cook (National Tour Mama Mia), Danielle Herbert (Recently starred in Walnut Street Theatre's Aspects of Love), Jeremy Lawrence (Upcoming Baltimore Center Theatre's Into the Woods), Stephanie Summerville, Maxine Stewart (North Shore's King and I).

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