The 8 PM concert will feature Simon Bailey (Phantom, Passion), Natasha Barnes (Spring Awakening, Striking 12), Rosalie Craig (Lord of the Rings, Aspects Of Love), Mark Evans (Oklahoma!, Wicked), Jye Frasca (Wicked, Jersey Boys), Hadley Fraser (Fantasticks, Les Miz O2), Ashleigh Gray (Grease, Wicked), Jodie Jacobs (Bright Lights Big City, Footloose), Rebecca Lock (Avenue Q, Phantom), Ceili O'Connor (Fantasticks, Wizard of Oz), Katie Rowley Jones (Wicked, Sister Act), Caroline Sheen (Les Miz, Mary Poppins US tour) and Liam Tamne (Wicked, Hairspray). The artists will be backed by a four-piece band under the musical direction of Simon Beck.
Cronin is the composer/lyricist and co-book writer (with Alicia Dempster) of Welcome to My Life, and composer/lyricist of 'Til Death Do Us Part with book writer Allen Mogol; "untitled," with a book by award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman and Kate Pazakis; Caty Bridgewater for Step Theatre Company; and Then I Met You: A Song Cycle. He is a co-writer of That's Andy and has written music for the web series Thank You, Next. Cronin is a graduate of Yale University, a member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild. His debut CD "Reach The Sky" is available on iTunes and Amazon and in stores.
Tickets are £30 and £22.50 (special student offer) and can be purchased online at www.NewPlayersTheatre.com or by calling TicketWeb on 08444 771 000. There are also £50 VIP tickets, which include front row seats and a meet and greet with the special guests before the concert. Proceeds from these VIP seats will go directly to TheatreMAD, part of the fundraising family of The Make A Difference Trust.