Benefit Cabaret Little Theater, Big Dreams, Featuring Derek Klena and Taylor Richardson, Presented May 12

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12 May 2014

Derek Klena
Derek Klena

The fourth annual benefit cabaret Little Theater, Big Dreams, featuring young Broadway stars performing with the West Side Y's Kids Company, is held May 12 at 7 PM.

Performed at the the West Side YMCA's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, the evening is hosted by Broadway's David Rossetti (Annie), who also serves as the benefit's creator, producer and director. 

Performances with the Kids Company include Taylor Richardson (Annie) and Megan Lewis (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) singing "When I Grow Up" from Matilda The Musical; Derek Klena (The Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) performing "If I Were a Rich Man" with the Tevye from the Y's recent production of Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.; and Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky) singing "Why We Tell The Story" from Once on this island.

Scheduled performers also include Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella), Jessica Hendy (Cats), Brandon Rubendall (Anything Goes), Beada Briglia (A Christmas Story) and Mitchell Sink (Matilda The Musical).

The evening will also feature a raffle and live auction. All proceeds benefit the ongoing youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign.



Each year the YMCA of Greater New York delivers more than $46 million in sponsored, free and subsidized programs to more than 400,000 members and program participants, assuring all an equal chance to benefit from the YMCA's programs and services. Funds raised help offer new programs, sponsor more youth who are interested in the arts and ensure continued updates and repairs to their theatrical home.

Tickets are $75 for VIP (post-show reception with performers, light hors d'oeuvres and wine), $45 for regular ticket, and $20 student (1 per ID). Call (866) 811-4111 for tickets and more information.

View highlights from the 2013 event below.