Songs for Story Shifters Benefit Concert, with Young Performers from Matilda, Kinky Boots, Annie, Offered Nov. 4

Young performers from stage, film and television are part of the Songs for Story Shifters benefit concert Nov. 4 at Stage 72 in The Triad Theater.

Emerson Steele
Emerson Steele (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The 5 PM and 7:30 PM concerts benefit Story Shifters, an education residency program providing free theatre education to New York City students with autism and other learning disabilities.

The performances feature the talents of Mallory Bechtel ( Home, Fly), Amaya Braganza ( Annie), Skye Alyssa Friedman ( Annie), Emma Howard ( Matilda), Marquise Neal ( Kinky Boots), Rachel Resheff ( Shrek, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, People in the Picture), Taylor Richardson ( Annie), Julianna Rigoglioso ( Mary Poppins, Far From Heaven), Laurissa "Lala" Romain ( South Pacific), Brooklyn Shuck ( Annie), Lina Silver ( Happiness, Shakespeare in the Park), Mavis Simpson-Ernst ( Evita, Les Miserables), Sadie Sink ( Annie, Tuck Everlasting), Emerson Steele ( Violet), Jaron Cole, Lauren Dodds, Lauren Echausse, Ali Giordano, Elise Pakiela and Sophie Thatcher.

Tyrah Skye Odoms and Steven Strafford host. Ruby Shivers directs.

Tiffany Schleigh, Kimberly Strafford and Nora Strafford are producing the concerts.

Tickets are available by visiting