Sunday, May 08, 2011
Broadway Our Way
Uptown Players Presents Annual Broadway Our Way Fundraiser
Uptown Players continues its tenth season with its annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way: Divas Rising! running May 6 - 15, 2011. The Uptown divas return for another entertaining evening of Broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises.
This is the third year I have seen this show and it gets better every year
Providing host duties for this year's festivities will be the incredibly funny Paul J. Williams. This year’s divas will sing and dance to nearly 30 songs from new Broadway hits such as Sister Act The Musical, Memphis, Hairspray, Wicked and Thriller Live, as well as classic favorites like Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Sweet Charity and On The Town.
This year’s cast includes Michael Albee, Beth Albright, Lon Barrera, Kayla Carlyle, Coy Covington, Sergio Garcia, Carlos Gomez, Whitney Hennen, Drew Kelly, Summer Kenny, Natalie King, Jeff Kinman, Denise Lee, Linda Leonard, Kelly McCain, Chad Peterson, Darius Robinson, Thomas Renner, Sara Shelby-Martin, Amy Stevenson, Rick Starkweather, Angel Velasco and Wendy Welch. Broadway Our Way is written and directed by Andi Allen with music direction by Kevin Gunter and Adam Wright and choreography by Kelly McCain and Michael Albee.
The evening also features nearly 100 terrific auction prizes, including theatre tickets, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, artwork and much more. A reception follows each performance.The production runs May 6 through May 15, 2011, with shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd (entrance off Blackburn), Dallas, TX 75219. Tickets are $40, 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 in its tenth season, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following with an annual audience base of over 15,000 patrons, including nearly 1000 season subscribers. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, several hundred “The Column” Awards and 15 Theatre Critics Forum Awards in its first seven seasons. In recent years, 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 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.
Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer who tries to see every Uptown Players performance.
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