Stephanie J. Block, Andy Karl, Orfeh Join Line-up for African Children's Choir Benefit

News   Stephanie J. Block, Andy Karl, Orfeh Join Line-up for African Children's Choir Benefit
Stephanie J. Block, J. Bernard Calloway, Nikki Renee Daniels, Kathy Fitzgerald, Rhett George, Andy Karl, Orfeh and Marty Thomas have been added to the line-up of performers scheduled for the African Children's Choir's annual fundraising gala Oct. 18 at the Box. 

Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block Photo by Bill Westmoreland

As previously announced, stage and screen actresses Carla Gugino and Connie Britton will co-host the evening.

The choir, comprising 24 African children, ages seven to eleven, who have lost one or both parents to poverty, war or AIDS, will perform at the fundraiser, and will be joined by cast members from Wicked; The Lion King; Promises, Promises; In the Heights; Memphis and more. Addams Family musical director Mary Mitchell Campbell will serve as musical director for the event.

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 PM, with the show starting at 8 PM. A fundraising auction and appearances by former choir children will be also be a part of the event.

Gugino, known for her stage appearances in Suddenly, Last Summer; Desire Under the Elms; and After the Fall (Theatre World Award), has appeared on television in "Entourage," "Karen Sisco" and "Chicago Hope," and on film in the "Spy Kids" movies.

Britton, a 2010 Emmy nominee for her work in "Friday Night Lights," appeared Off-Broadway in The Exonerated.

The Box is located at 189 Chrystie Street. For tickets, visit


The African Children's Choir was founded in 1984. A new choir is formed every year, when children from the previous year return to school in Africa, their education entirely funded by the choir. They have established schools and educational scholarships in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, raising funds through their performances around the world.

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