The 7:30 PM concert celebrates the "exciting new musicals bound for Broadway," according to press notes. Directed by Robert W. Schneider, the evening features musical direction by Zachary Spencer and choreography by Heather Castillo.
Songwriters featured in Broadway Bound include Marcy Goldrich and Zina Heisler (Dear Edwina); Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown); Georgia Stitt (Big Red Sun); and Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days). Audiences can expect tunes from Grumpy Old Men, The Hudsucker Proxy, Dani Girl and more.
Scheduled to appear are A.J. Holmes (Young Frankenstein national tour), David F.M. Vaughn (Shrek), Sasha Weiss (Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall) and Ben Bowen (Circus Theatricals' Harm's Way).
The one-night-only event benefits the Young Artists Ensemble, a children's theatre group that trains new talent and hosts a program that integrates developmentally delayed adults into the theatrical community. A silent auction is held at 6:30 PM with a dessert reception following the show.
The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is located at 403 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information and tickets, call (805) 381-1246 or visit YAEOnline.com.