PHOTO CALL: Young Stars of Matilda, Violet, Motown, Billy Elliot, Lion King and "Dance Moms" Present Cabaret for a Cause Benefit

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12 Aug 2014

Cabaret for a Cause presented a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters.

Doors opened at 6 PM for the 7 PM event. Tiffany Schleigh produced.

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Hosted by Schleigh, Paul Pilcz and Ava Cantrell, the evening featured the talents of Tea' Adamson ("Dance Moms"), Rachel Arianna (Pippi Longstocking), Gabriella Baldacchino (A Christmas Story), Erica Barnett (Matilda), Anna Barrett, Kamryn Beck ("Dance Moms"), Jade Cloud ("Dance Moms"), Jon Viktor Corpuz (Godspell, A Midsummer Night's Dream), Nick Daniels ("Dance Moms"), Scarlett Diaz (Shrek the Musical), Andrew DiTusa (A Little Princess), Adam Dorfman (A Little Princess), Peyton Ella (The Sound of Music), Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet), Haley Huelsman ("Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"), Darius Kaleb (Motown, A Raisin in the Sun), Jeremy Kelley (Encore Performing Arts Center), Vivian Luu, Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess), Gianna Newborg ("Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"), Alexis Paige (A Little Princess), Sam Poon (Billy Elliot, Macbeth), Sarah Reasons ("Dance Moms"), Marina Redlich (Billy Elliot), Laurissa Romain (South Pacific), Bailey Ryon (Matilda), Sadie Seelert (Mary Poppins), Emerson Steele (Violet), Vivi Anne Stein ("Dance Moms"), Devon Stemler (CaRu Entertainment), Lucas Triana ("Dance Moms," "Dance Moms Miami"), Kaci Walfall (The Lion King), Jessalyn Ward (Pacific Coast Academy of Dance) and Jaycee Wilkins (Disney's "Shake it Up," "The X Factor").

Pianist Michael Harren was the evening's musical director.

Created in 2010, Cabaret for a Cause "brings together young performers from Broadway, film, and television to make a difference and change the lives of young people in need," according to press notes.

Ticket sales benefit non-profit theatre company kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, a "theatre arts residency specifically designed for students with physical, emotional, and neurological disabilities, including students on the autism spectrum and students with special needs." To donate directly visit