SUBSCRIBER AND SPONSOR RECEPTION HAS 'SUNSET BOULEVARD' AUDIENCE LOOKING TOWARD 2014-15 MEDIA THEATRE SEASON
With eager anticipation and an overwhelming attitude of positive energy flowing along with the complimentary wine, guests were treated to a special performance in the Crystal Room by members of the "Sunset Boulevard" cast and two young rising stars from its New School.
The next number was also from the upcoming 2014-15 Broadway Series. JD Triolo, seen last spring alongside the legendary Andrea McArdle in Cline's award-winning production of "Mame", belted out a super rendition of "What If" from "The Addams Family". The comic musical based on the iconic macabre comic strip and tv sitcom opens the season in late September. WATCH JD TRIOLO'S PERFORMANCE HERE
Lauren Cupples, seen frequently in MMTC productions, is well known for her silky soprano vocals. She was the first MMTC "Delco Idol" winner back in 2005, and has appeared in "Annie", "Dr. Dolittle", "The Sound of Music", "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" to name a few. At the May 8 event, Cupples performed a well received interpretation of the classic "If I Loved You".
The final performer of the evening, Brian Michael Henry, who has roots in Media and resides in NYC, would have brought the crowd to their feet had they not already been standing as they listened in awe to his powerful bari-tenor vocals soaring through "If Ever I Would Leave You". Brian makes his Media Theatre debut in "Sunset Boulevard" but the future looks bright for his continued appearances here following Cline's glowing introduction of his performance and the crowds delighted reaction.
|Brian Michael Henry wows the invited guests|
Cline then invited the entire crowd to see "Sunset Boulevard" which, he said, 'exemplifies what it is we do here'. He praised the work of Broadway's Ann Crumb as Norma Desmond as well as the entire cast.
|The Garrubbos enjoy the vocalists during the May 8 event|
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