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Mary Poppins cast

On May 10th, 2010, Kevin Ireland, Paul Conroy and Shua Potter presented a benefit cabaret for Atlanta’s Jerusalem House, featuring sixteen cast members from the Mary Poppins Broadway National Tour - and dedicated to the memory of Eli Saleeby. William Johnson was the music director and primary accompanist for the evening; Jacob ben Widmar was our incredible MC. Thanks to all the cast members who helped make the evening such a success - and thanks to the Ansley Park Playhouse for the use of your wonderful theatre. As videos from the show become available, they'll be posted below (videography by Dan Lax.)

The cast donated their “quiet night” to raise money to benefit individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. 100% of ticket sales went directly to Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent supportive housing for homeless and low income men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. We exceeded our goal of $2,000 and raised $2,500 for Jerusalem House.

For this one-night-only show, members of the cast performed musical theatre and cabaret standards along with a number of new and rarely heard songs at the Ansley Park Playhouse in midtown Atlanta. In addition to performing in many Broadway National Tours, members of the benefit cast have appeared on Broadway in shows such as West Side Story, Spamalot, Titanic, The Music Man, The Pirate Queen, Me and My Girl, Thou Shall Not, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and of course, Mary Poppins.

“This was an unprecedented opportunity for an Atlanta audience to experience Broadway-level entertainment in a small, intimate space - and all for a great cause,” says Charlie Frew, Executive Director. “We are very pleased with the success of this event.”

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Eli Saleeby

In Memory of Eli Saleeby

This benefit is dedicated to Eli Saleeby.

Through his leadership as a board member with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Eli worked tirelessly to raise funds to provide HIV/AIDS services and education. Eli was the first person from Atlanta to serve on the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors. He served on HRC's Board of Governors, was an Atlanta HRC Dinner committee Co-Chair and was a founding member of Georgia Equality.

Eli had planned to attend this event, but passed away on April 23rd at the age of 50. Eli, you are missed.



Southern Voice Article

Shortly before the show, the Southern Voice printed a detailed article about the event. Read it here!


Event Sponsors

Jerusalem House would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this benefit possible:

theBestArts.com

theBestArts provides the most extensive collection of musical theatre videos available online. Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a fan of the site - you should be too.

Ansley Park Playhouse

Anthony Morris and John William Gibson have donated the use of their beautiful new theatre. The playhouse seats 140 patrons in just 8 rows, providing every visitor with a great, intimate musical experience.

Dan Lax Media

Dan Lax Media provides three-camera video production and DVD mastering services along with professional event photography.

Actor's Express

Actor's Express Theatre offers original voices and new perspectives that reflect Atlanta's diverse and evolving community. Slasher plays from May 20th through June 19.

South City Kitchen Midtown

South City Kitchen Midtown invites benefit patrons and performers to enjoy a 20% discount on dinner and drinks before the show. Please call 404.873.7358 to reserve a seating at 5:30pm or up until 6:30pm - and mention the Jerusalem House Benefit. Be sure to bring your ticket confirmation with you to receive your discount.

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