The concert at Therapy, 348 West 52nd Street, benefits Camp Happy Times. Tickets, priced $50, include an open bar, a light dinner and the performance. The evening begins at 6 PM. Camp Happy Times welcomes children, ages 5-21, who have or have had cancer. Nearly 200 children enjoy the one-week experience each summer.
To make a reservation for the benefit, call (212) 730-4664. Tickets may also be purchased at the door by cash or check.
Albert Tapper's Sessions is currently playing a limited engagement at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater through Aug. 25. Directed by Steven Petrillo, the cast includes Bertilla Baker (Titanic) as Mrs. Murphy, Amy Bodnar (Oklahoma!) as Leila, Al Bundonis (Ragtime national tour) as Baxter, David Patrick Ford (The Full Monty national tour) as Dylan, Scott Richard Foster (Brooklyn the Musical) as Preston, Jim Madden (Hello, Dolly!) as Mr. Murphy, Kelli Maguire (A Wonderful Life) as Sunshine, Trisha Rapier (The Boy from Oz) as Mary, Matthew Shepard (Beauty and the Beast) as Dr. Peter Peterson and Ed Reynolds Young (Chapter Two) as The Voice.
"Dr. Peter Peterson listens, advises and tests his patients," according to Sessions press notes. "What good therapist wouldn't? At once a drama and a comedy with poignant and hilarious moments alike, Sessions is a new musical for a modern generation. After all, couldn't we all use a little therapy?" Song titles include "I'm Only Human," "The Sun Shines In," "I've Become My Father," "Feels Like Home" and "You Should Dance."
Tickets, priced $50, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street on Theatre Row.
For more information, visit www.sessionsthemusical.com.