The 11:30 PM concert has been organized by the late young star’s friend, fellow Baldwin Wallace University alum and Broadway performer Corey Mach, with all proceeds going to Jean-Baptiste’s family.
The concert features cast members from Broadway’s Les Miserables, along with alums of Baldwin Wallace, singing Jean-Baptiste’s favorite songs from his repertoire book. Performers include Steel Burkhardt, Phil Carroll, Natalie Charle Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Andrew Kober, Brennyn Lark, Theresa Kloos, Corey Mach, Chris McCarrell, Timothy Mussard, Shannon O’Boyle, Terance Cedric Reddick, Libby Servais, Wallace Smith, Harrison Wayne and the entire Baldwin Wallace musical theatre class of 2015.
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Musicians for the event include Jason Aquila, Kristine Kruta, Ben Meadors and Eli Zoller.
"54 Below is grateful to have an outlet where we can participate in celebrating the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Kyle not only performed at 54 Below, he was also a passionate audience member, cheering on his friends' performances while enjoying the bacon mac & cheese," stated Jennifer Ashley Tepper, director of 54 Below.
"We feel deeply sad about the major loss of this very special young man and member of our community," Tepper continued. "We look forward to having an evening here at 54 Below in honor of him.”
Tickets to the concert start at $50 and premium seats are $80. There is a two-drink or $20 food and beverage minimum. To purchase tickets, click here.