ELORA – An impressive list of high-profile Broadway, Mirvish, film and TV stars are coming together to share their talent in an upcoming live-stream fundraiser called Let’s Sing about Passion, organized by local acting and vocal coach Deva Neely.
The performers are professionals appearing in Dear Evan Hansen, Lion King, Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Miserable and in TV and film.
“I made a call to my connections, and was overjoyed when so many jumped on board to sing in this live-stream event,” said Neely.
“I wanted to organize something that helps keep the arts alive during this global pandemic.
“The last six months have had such an impact on our stage performers as well as the arts in our small communities.”
Proceeds from the ticket sales are being donated to the Actor’s Relief Fund and the Elora Centre for the Arts.
The live-stream event will be hosted by Canadian actor and performer Noah Danby, and will include live performances by:
– Jay Davis – Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish Productions);
– Steven Allerick – Lion King (Mirvish Productions & Broadway), NCIS: Los Angeles, The Expanse, Nancy Drew, Supernatural, S.W.A.T., 9-1-1 and Jane the Virgin;
– Saskia Garel – Lion King and Rent (Mirvish Productions);
– Cynthia Galant – most notably the iconic cult favorite “young Charlotte” in Orphan Black and Edwin Boyd;
– Renee Marino – Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys on Broadway and in the film directed by Clint Eastwood;
– Eric Arndt-Charters – Murdoch Mysteries, stage actor;
– Sarah Strange – stage and TV actress;
– Darcy Stewart – Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda in Toronto;
– Taylor Whittaker – TV/movie actor;
– Patrick Dunn – Valjean in Les Miserable North American Tour;
– Jamie Karen – Broadway actress, Chess, Man of La Mancha and the National Tour of Spamalot; and more.
Tickets are $30 and are on sale now through the Elora Centre for the Arts website at ecfta.ca (click “events”).
An email link will be sent to all ticket holders 24 hours prior to the live event.