Starring Megan Starr-Levitt, Superstar Soprano and “Christine” from the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera
Hosted by Nickelodeon’s Stephen Kramer Glickman
Produced and Directed by Shaun T. Evans
At The Headquarters at Seaport District
June 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Acclaimed California Youth Conservatory Theatre presents A Night On Broadway– an evening of food, fun and fabulous entertainment at The Headquarters at Seaport District.
Starring Megan Starr-Levitt, Superstar Soprano and “Christine” from the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
The California Youth Conservatory (CYC), three-time winner of the San Diego A-List Award for “Best Theatre Group”, and recent recipient of the prestigious Bravo San Diego Award for “Best Musical” for their summer production of Les Misérables, will present its annual fund-raiser concert gala, “A Night On Broadway” on June 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This year’s benefit concert will be held at The Headquarters at Seaport District, a restoration and reinvention of the historic 1930’s-era Police Headquarters property transformed into a premier 100,000-square-foot open-air restaurant and retail destination on the waterfront in the Seaport District of San Diego, adjacent to the company’s expansive Seaport Village.
Formerly held at the Lyceum Theatre, this black-tie event will be held under the stars at this luxurious new venue adjacent to Seaport Village.
The concert will feature a revue-style celebration of the ‘Best of Broadway’, with special emphasis on the music of Les Miserables (for which this group won the prestigious Bravo San Diego Award last summer) and The Phantom of the Opera, two of the most successful and beloved musical theatre titles in history. The show will also feature selections from the group’s 10 seasons of Broadway musicals produced here in San Diego. In addition to the guest performance by Megan Starr-Levitt, other notable performers include San Diego powerhouse Leigh Scarritt, R&B vocalist Bonni Dance, and several other Broadway performers to be announced. The event is hosted by the hilarious actor/writer/comedian, Stephen Glickman, best known for his role on Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush” and as the original Broadway “Shrek.”
In addition to the music, the event will also feature a live orchestra, live and silent auctions, door prizes, delicious samplings from local restaurants, wine-tasting and a champagne reception for all in attendance.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Hailed by professional actors and critics alike, the award-winning California Youth Conservatory Theatre is an innovative new company formed to offer real-world, professional training to aspiring young performers. Under the direction of veteran Actor/Director Shaun T. Evans, the company is the only such young-performer’s training theatre to use professional actors as teaching artists and mentors for its students—and the only youth group to regularly employ Equity actors. Evans pioneered this mentor-based training model for young performers here in San Diego. This group has been voted “Best Theatre Group” on the San Diego A-List poll for the last 3 consecutive years, and more recently won a Bravo San Diego “Best Musical” award (presented by the San Diego Performing Arts League and the County of San Diego) for its summer production of Les Miserables at the Lyceum Theatre. CYC Theatre has also made theatre history with several ‘first-ever’ productions of bold titles by a youth theatre group like RENT, Ragtime and A Few Good Men. The quality of the training is superb, as is the quality of their theatrical productions which are widely considered among the best ‘youth’ productions in the nation. Of this group, Broadway veteran Thomas James O’Leary (title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for over 1000 performances) wrote, “I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youth group’s production. But within minutes, my jaw was on the floor as I sat in awe of how full their performances were, how incredible their singing was, and how well directed the production was. There is some kind of magic happening between Shaun Evans and these 50 young people – he has a seemingly effortless ability to instill in them a commitment to the performing arts that is at least as serious as what I’ve seen in professional Broadway casts.”
WHAT: “A Night On Broadway…Under the Stars” Benefit Concert Gala featuring your favorite Broadway hits and starring Megan Starr-Levitt, “Christine” from the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera—with live music, food, wine-tasting, champagne and silent auction for all in attendance.
WHEN: Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 7:00pm.
WHERE: The Headquarters at Seaport District, 789 West Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101
TICKETS: $50-$75 available at www.cyctheatre.com or 619-9447574
$50 (General) Includes: Wine-tasting, food, champagne and one raffle ticket.
$75 (VIP) Includes: Premium seating, wine-tasting, food, premium champagne, TWO raffle tickets and private meet-and-greet with the performers.
Producer/Director: Shaun T. Evans
Music/Choral Director: Amy McDowell
Stage Manager: Sherrill Wilmer
Lighting Designer: Michael Hoffman
Sound Designer: Carlton Jones
Megan Starr Levitt as “Christine” from The Phantom of the Opera
Gala Emcee, Actor/Comedian Stephen Kramer Glickman (Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush”)
The Headquarters at Seaport District