In memory of last year’s Emcee, Scott Weston—Cashetta.
Cape High School Theatre’s Broadway Cares Fundraiser Is Sunday, June 7
The Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy Students are hosting their third annual Gala Showcase, a Rock ‘n Roll Show, in the CHHS theatre to raise funds for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) on Sunday evening, June 7, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will not only serve to support those living with HIV, but to bring AIDS awareness to the community. Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy Director Martha Pfeiffer, a long-time supporter of BC/EFA, is proud of the compassion demonstrated by her students and looks forward to a continued relationship with BC/EFA. Pfeiffer states, “Our goal is to bring the communities of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes under one roof for a “one night only” celebration of the Arts. 100% of the proceeds from this gala event will be donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in memory of Scott Weston AKA Cashetta, who generously and hilariously served as headliner last year.”
After meeting Tom Viola (Executive Director of Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS) several years ago, Cape Theatre students were so impressed that they began to brainstorm about ways they could use their talents and energies to help empower this significant cause. Just last year alone, Ms. Pfeiffer and her students raised over $9,500 for Broadway Cares/EFA. The goal this year is to exceed $10,000.
Many local business owners have made generous donations towards a silent auction, which will be held during the show. As usual, Broadway Cares has donated a selection of Broadway memorabilia—including many autographed posters and playbills from current Broadway productions. The students are very excited about being involved with Broadway Cares, as it enables them to show their support for a cause that is very close to their hearts. In addition to Cape Henlopen High School Theatre students, members of the Baltimore based rock band, Saints of Rebellion, performing as Geisha Down will be kicking off the show. Performances include music from top Broadway rock operas, including Rent, Spring Awakening, and American Idiot. Local favorite, Confunktion Junction, will also be performing—rocking out to hits from the 70s!
Tickets will be on sale at the door and are $30 for adults; $20 students and seniors.