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Broadway Sings for Synchronicity's Playmaking for Girls

Phantom of the Opera cast

On July 12th, 2010, Kevin Ireland and Broadway veteran D.C. Anderson presented a benefit cabaret for the Playmaking for Girls community outreach program of Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre, featuring singing performances by cast members from the Phantom of the Opera Broadway National Tour.

Phantom cast members donated one of their two “quiet nights” (in three Atlanta weeks) to our cause. Ticket revenues will be used by Synchronicity Theatre to support their Playmaking for Girls programs.

For this one-night-only event, members of the cast performed musical theatre and cabaret standards along with a number of new and rarely heard songs at the Balzer Theatre at Herren's in downtown Atlanta. The 200-seat theatre allowed us to provide all patrons with an up-close, memorable musical experience.

Our singers were Dara Adler, D.C. Anderson, Ella Cope, William Patrick Dunne, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Luke Grooms, Michael Scott Harris, Satomi Hofmann, Anne Kanengeiser, Elaine Matthews, Justin Lee Miller, David Robison, Pamela Shandrow, Kim Stengel and Elizabeth Welch. Dancers included Don Bellamy, Triana Cristobal and Anna Laghezza. Our musical director and pianist for the evening was David Robison, who conducted the National Tour of Evita and is the associate conductor for the National Tour of Phantom. Silvio Scambone played the clarinet and flute while Juliette Javaheri was on violin.

Press Coverage

The event received tremendous press coverage in Atlanta, both online and in the print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Online

Read about the concert in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution!

Print

Here's a scanned image of about half of page one of the AJC "Living" section:

Phantom Cover Photos

 

Here's a scanned image of the benefit article from page two of the AJC "Living" section:

Phantom Article

 

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Dan Lax of Dan Lax Media donated his services to capture wonderful videos and photos from the event. Thank you Dan!


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Cast of PHANTOM sings for Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre on July 12, 2010

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Cast of PHANTOM sings for Atlantas Synchronicity Theatre on July 12, 2010
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PHANTOM: Cant Help Lovin Dat Lamb of Mine
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PHANTOM: Billy Dunne sings I Dont Know
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PHANTOM: Anne Kanengeiser sings The Boyfriend
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PHANTOM: Michael Scott Harris sings Thats All
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PHANTOM: What You Dont Know About Women
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PHANTOM: Luke Grooms sings Monticello by Pasek and Paul
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PHANTOM: Dara Adler sings I Want Them Bald
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PHANTOM: Satomi Hofmann sings Austin Barretts and Whiskey in the Jar
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PHANTOM: Ella Cope sings Feed the Birds
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PHANTOM: Pamela Shandrow sings Gimme Gimme
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PHANTOM: Satomi Hofmann and D.C. Anderson - Coming Home to Me
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PHANTOM: Luke Grooms sings Sit Down Youre Rockin the Boat
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PHANTOM: Kelly Jeanne Grant sings Arthur in the Afternoon
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PHANTOM: Justin Lee Miller sings Oh What a Beautiful Mornin
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PHANTOM: Anne Kanengeiser sings Sondheims Send in the Clowns
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PHANTOM: Pamela Shandrow sings Simple Child
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About Playmaking for Girls

Playmaking for Girls is dedicated to engaging young women in the creation of theatre as a tool for creative expression, community healing and personal growth. It includes four primary components:

  • After-school program – before girls get into trouble
  • Detention center program – while girls are in trouble
  • Summer program – when girls are ‘out’ and on probation
  • Mentor program – ongoing support

Three years ago, Atlanta's WABE radio broadcast an interview about the "Playmaking for Girls" program. It's included in the first video above, along with a photo slideshow.

About the Broadway Sings cast from Phantom: As you might expect, this is an incredibly talented group. They’ve performed on Broadway, in multiple national tours and in top regional theaters across the country. They’ve sung with everyone from Faith Hill to David Cassidy and have released multiple recordings. They’ve appeared with opera companies around the world, including the Met, and at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The cast included top ballet dancers as well as performers from the Spoleto, Aspen and Eastern Music festivals. Cast members also have worked with Stephen Spielberg in an upcoming animated film.

About Broadway Sings for Atlanta: This is the second in an ongoing series of benefits for Atlanta nonprofit agencies by Broadway touring companies. On May 10, the National Tour cast of Mary Poppins gave a sold-out cabaret show benefiting Jerusalem House’s efforts to support low-income families and individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. The cast called it “the best benefit we’ve ever held.” Among other criteria, nonprofits like Jerusalem House and Synchronicity manage ticket sales themselves, ensuring that they maintain total control over benefit proceeds. These benefits deliver intimate world-class musical experiences rarely available in Atlanta.

About the producers:

  • Kevin Ireland is the creator of theBestArts.com, which features thousands of great performances by rising Broadway performers and songwriters.
  • D.C. Anderson has appeared on Broadway in Phantom and in the national tours of Phantom, Martin Guerre, Pippin and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. D.C. has 10 solo recordings and has produced benefit recordings for Broadway Cares (1993) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2010).

Event Sponsors

Synchronicity Theatre would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this benefit possible:

  • theBestArts.com 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.
  • The Balzer Theatre at Herren's is an intimate, state-of-the-art 200-seat theater, designed for, owned and managed by the Theatrical Outlet.
  • Dan Lax Media provides three-camera video production and DVD mastering services along with professional event photography.