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Westport Stars To Perform In 'Broadway In Connecticut' Gala

The Westport-based Northeast Children's Theatre Company will present (from left to right) Cynthia Gibb of Westport, Frank Root of Fairfield, and Susan Terry of Westport as a part of the company's inaugural gala.
The Westport-based Northeast Children's Theatre Company will present (from left to right) Cynthia Gibb of Westport, Frank Root of Fairfield, and Susan Terry of Westport as a part of the company's inaugural gala. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Northeast Children's Theatre Company in Westport is readying for its inaugural "Broadway in Connecticut" gala.

The night of entertainment is set for Oct. 19 at the StageOne theater in Fairfield, according to a press release. The event promises to feature local talent and New York personalities sharing their songs and stories, according to the release.

“As someone who grew up in Westport, I’m ecstatic that we’ll be able to have such incredible talent from the Fairfield and Westport area join our New York performers on stage,” says Executive Director Tyler Paul in the release.

The night will include Broadway's Tituss Burgess ("The Little Mermaid" and "Guys and Dolls"), Leslie Kritzer ("Elf" and "Legally Blonde") and Adam Guettel (composer/lyricist of "The Light in the Piazza"), according to the release. Fairfield's Frank Root ("42nd Street" and "Mack and Mabel"), Westport's Susan Terry ("Evita" and "A Little Night Music"), and Westport's Cynthia Gibb ("Gypsy" with Bette Midler) along with Jacob Heimer, Sally Eidman, and Haley Bond Petersen of Westport are expected to make special appearances during the evening.

"In addition to the evening of theatrical fare with Broadway all-stars, a live auction showcasing rare and unique opportunities like an African safari for two and VIP passes for one of Broadway’s hottest shows will be held," representatives said in the release.

Proceeds from the concert and auction will benefit the Company’s educational outreach programming. Tickets for the Gala are available for $80 for VIP level and $50 for standard level. VIP level includes "preferred house seating and exclusive pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine generously donated by Garelick & Herbs and Palaia Vineyards Winery," according to the release.

To purchase tickets, visit the Northeast Children's Theatre Company website or call 203-259-1036. The StageOne theater is located at 70 Sanford St. in Fairfield.

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