Broadway Belts for Bucks Concert Will Feature Madeline Trumble, Kate Loprest, Mark Ayesh and More
By Michael Gioia
Broadway Belts for Bucks, a one-night-only "kamikaze karaoke concert" to raise funds for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Man With America Skin, will be offered July 15 at the Lit Lounge.
The 7 PM event, hosted by Mike Kelton, will feature University of Michigan alumni and Broadway veterans. Scheduled to perform are Mark Ayesh (Rockers Anonymous concerts), Ashley Blanchet (Annie, Memphis), Tyler Brunsman (Team Starkid's "A Very Potter Musical"), Amanda Choate, Britney Coleman (Team Starkid's "A Very Potter Musical"), Talia Corren, Jen Foster, Bethany Heinrich (The Merchant of Venice), Kate Loprest (Wonderland, Xanadu), Samantha Massell, Cara Massey (Legally Blonde), Sydney Morton (Memphis, Evita), Caitlin Lee Reid, Ted Stevenson, Madeline Trumble (Mary Poppins, Newsies) and Charlene Kaye.
At Broadway Belts for Bucks, according to press notes, "the twist is the song line-up for the evening isn't set. During the event, as patrons mingle, they can place bids for what song they'd like their favorite singer to perform by writing the title and their bid on the performer’s back. It can be anything from 'All That Jazz' to 'Baby Got Back,' and the song with the highest bid wins. The actors won't know what song they'll be singing until moments before hitting the stage!"
The evening will also feature an auction, which includes Broadway tickets, merchandise and more.
Broadway Belts for Bucks is produced by Alex Bisker, Stephanie Shechter and Nathan Lehmann. The upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Man with America Skin is written by Seth Moore and being produced in conjunction with the Araca Project.
Lit Lounge is located at 93 2nd Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets). For more information and tickets, click here.
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