Singers this year will include Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon, The Spitfire Grill), Alice Ripley (Side Show, Les Miserables), Andrea McArdle (Annie, State Fair, Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast), Capathia Jenkins (The Look of Love, Caroline or Change), Debbie Gravitte (a Tony Award winner for Jerome Robbins Broadway) and Karen Mason (And the World Goes 'Round, Mamma Mia!, Sunset Blvd.).
Piano, bass and percussion sweeten the experience. Alex Rybeck music directs. Jason Graae (Ragtime, Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood, Snoopy!!!) will host.
This is the third annual outdoor benefit that includes refreshments and a sunset concert overlooking the Hudson River. Picnicking begins at 7 PM at a private home at 16 Prickly Pear Hill near the Hudson National Golf Course (parking is at the club, with shuttle service available) in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. All tickets are $100.
BYOP (bring your own picnic and blanket). Wine, cheese, desserts and coffee will be provided. The concert is at sunset. A silent auction includes a week in a French ski chalet.
For reservations and further information, call (914) 271-2811 or visit www.hudsonstage.com. *
Hudson Stage Company is a non-profit professional theatre company in residence at Pace University, Briarcliff campus, Westchester. The producing partners are Denise Bessette, Dan Foster and Olivia Sklar.