Stratford Library Plans Major Benefit

Ninth Annual “Broadway Comes To Stratford” Set for April 28th

The Stratford Library Board of Trustees will present its annual major fund-raiser for the library on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 6:30 pm.  The ninth annual “Broadway Comes to Stratford” will have a “Celebrate the 1950s” theme and is a gala evening of musical vignettes, lavish hors d’ouevres, fine beverages and delectable desserts.  All proceeds will benefit the library’s book collection.

The evening will feature top-notch entertainment by Broadway singers Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers.  Recently married, the couple has just produced their debut album, “Gonna Make You Love Me”.  Cavenaugh was seen in the Broadway productions of “Grey Gardens”, “A Catered Affair”, “Urban Cowboy” and “West Side Story”.  Powers was featured in Broadway’s “Grease” and “Little Women” as well as the television series, “The Good Wife” and “Nurse Jackie”.

In a separate venue, singers Dan Micciche and Dave Anthony Vogel will perform a medley of Broadway selections, new and old.  Mr. Micciche was most recently featured in the Broadway production of “Chicago” and has a host of local and regional theatre credits.  Mr. Vogel has recently performed in Chicago The Musical (Mary Sunshine). International/National Tours include Chicago The Musical and Click, Clack, Moo (TheatreworksUSA).   Stratford pianist David Childs will perform in the main lobby during intermission breaks.

The Stratford Library will be transformed for the benefit to accommodate two special performance areas and 200 guests.  A cocktail buffet of delicious edibles and fine desserts with an open bar will be catered by Events of Distinction.   The Event Decorators of Bridgeport will provide a variety of magical balloon creations for the benefit.  Vacation prizes and entertainment packages will be included in a special silent auction.

Event co-chairpersons are Robyn Proto and Doreen Jaekle of Stratford with committee members Barbara Blosveren, Sheri Szymanski, Judith Crudo, Shelley Hall, Cynthia Smith, Maria Ferrera, Karla Glad, Paula Nizzardo, Heather Silverman, Jim Duffy, Tory Florek and Tom Holehan.  The Honorary Chairman for BCTS is Mayor John A. Harkins.

The library is currently seeking corporate sponsorship and program book advertisers. This year's sponsors presently include John and Beth Morgan, TD Bank, People's United Bank, The Milford Bank, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, Bishop, Jackson & Kelly, Stratford Development, Aquarion Water Company and Berchem, Moses and Devlin.

Tickets for the event are available in three separate categories: Supporting Cast ($75), Director ($100) and Producer ($150).  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Attire is 1950s or semi-formal.  Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling the library at 203.385.4166. 


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