Sandhills Broadway Series
An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein
- $45 VIP ticket includes meet/greet with artists and dessert reception (June 10th only)
- $30 General admission
- $25 Military/Senior 65 and older
- $20 Student with ID
Purchase VIP ticket before May 20 and pay only $40. A portion of the proceeds will benefit BackPack Pals of Moore County and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC at Sandhills. Board members and the executive director are unpaid volunteer positions and all proceeds go to programming. NOTE: Your receipt for tickets from Paypal is your admission ticket.
The Wellsongs Project
"The Wellsongs Project: Songs and Stories of Inspiration" is a musical project created by Dr. Michael Pizzi, an occupational therapist and Equity actor, designed to inspire and empower children with special needs and their families through music and song. Dr. Pizzi and various composers have taken the interviews of the children and families and created an individualized song for each child, making him/her feel special and honored. The concert is a one night only unique event and composed of all their original songs, sung by Broadway artists, in an evening that will be unforgettable.
The York Theatre
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
May 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
A Theatrical Concert Event
Greg Roderick has appeared on Broadway in the 2008 revival of South Pacific which ran for 2 1/2 years, and the 15th Anniversary concert of Ragtime, at Lincoln Center. He had his professional debut dancing and singing backup for country music legend Mel Tillis in Branson, MO in the early 1990s. He has performed globally in Europe and South America, as well as most of the United States on tours of Parade, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Greg has been a resident of New York City for 22 years, and in that time, has worked with Steve Martin, Florence Henderson, Tyne Daly, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, Tony Winners Kelli O’Hara and Lea Salonga, as well as Tony nominees Laura Osnes, Finding Neverland’s Laura Michelle Kelly, and most recently opposite Tony nominee Kate Baldwin in Bells Are Ringing. Greg also has appeared in the short film The Power of Deliberate Intent produced by On The Rocks Films, and has a successful business as a film editor. www.gregroderick.com; Twitter: @gregrodericknyc
Jennifer Mintzer is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural event of the Sandhills Broadway Series and is so excited to sing with the beautiful voices of Michael and Greg! A longtime fan of North Carolina, she is also incredibly excited to soak up some sun and see some trees for a few days after living in NYC most of her life! Some past favorites include "Sally Brown" in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, "Chava" in Fiddler on the Roof, "Sillabub" in CATS, "Amy" in Little Women and "Luisa" in The Fantasticks. Special thanks to Michael for including her and spreading music and joy wherever he goes!
Michael Pizzi has been performing since age 6 when he sang “Edelweiss” in his 1st grade concert. He received his Equity card from Goodspeed Opera House playing Lewis Morris, delegate from NY, in “1776”. Other roles included Fezziweg in “A Christmas Carol” (Fords Theatre), Pirate/Smee u/s in “Peter Pan” (North Carolina Theatre), Judge Turpin and Pirelli in two different “Sweeney Todd’s”, Peter and Judas in two different “Jesus Christ Superstar’s” and three times the privilege of playing Sancho Panza in “Man of La Mancha” (his favorite musical). He enjoys singing in cabaret style which allows him the chance to sing some of his favorite songs of characters he will never be able to play !! Currently, he is producing cabaret concerts, musical revues and creating classes and Broadway camps for children with special needs. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.michaelpizzi.com, www.touchinghumanityinc.org, twitter: @MichaelPZ
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
by Celeste Raspanti, Book and Lyrics by Joseph Robinette, Music by E.A. Alexander
Historically based and inspired by the poetry, drawings and lives of the children of Terezin, I Never Saw Another Butterfly is the tale of a woman who instills creativity and imagination in the children who are imprisoned in a concentration camp outside Prague during World War II. A beautiful and poignant musical play about love, hope, empowerment and remembrance, we also meet two young people who embrace their love without fear, and families who struggle to survive against the odds.
A truly inspirational tale! The music and the spirit of the story will remain with you for a very long time.