Sierra Boggess, Christine Ebersole, James Monroe Iglehart, Jose Llana, Julia Murney and More Set for Not Since High School Concert
23 Jul 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Actor, musician and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct Not Since High School, an Aug. 24 concert at 42West that will benefit the music program at MS 245, a New York City public middle school.
The concert, which will begin at 7:30 PM, will showcase Broadway performers singing the roles they played as teens. Attendees can expect to hear songs performed by such Broadway characters as Sarah Brown from Guys and Dolls, Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors and Rizzo from Grease as well as roles age-inappropriate for teens, like Carlotta from Follies.
In a statement Rudetsky said, “When I was growing up, I was able to take chorus, chorale, special chorus, band, orchestra and theater. All part of the regular school day! Now public schools have cut most of the arts and they are only available after school with an incredibly limited budget. I wound up volunteering as the chorus teacher in my kid’s middle school because they didn’t have one. I want kids growing up today to have the same opportunities my generation had, or we’ll miss out on the next generation of artistic titans. Kids won’t know if they have talent as a musician, actor, artist etc. if they don’t have the chance to try it.”
Tickets are $45 or $100 for VIP seating (with special treats). To purchase tickets got to notsincehighschool42west.eventbrite.com.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!