Broadway Boys Headline Hulley Arts Foundation Benefit @ Quick Center
Direct for New York City’s “Great White Way” and back by popular demand, the Broadway Boys headline the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s eleventh annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Regina A. Quick Center at Fairfield University. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d'oeuvres and a Silent Auction.
With pitch-perfect 6-part harmony, the Broadway Boys present an electrifying repertoire of contemporary showstoppers and timeless 42nd Street favorites. Broadway tunes are transformed into a delightful mix of pop, funk, gospel, jazz, and folk by some of the most talented young male voices working on the New York stage today. And as a special tribute to the evening’s benefit, the Broadway Boys will debut their new arrangement of the song “For Good” from the mega-hit Broadway show Wicked. Before The Boys take the stage, the audience will be treated to a short showcase of a very talented group of students who have participated in the Hulley Arts Foundation’s scholarship and grant programs.
This year’s pre-concert Silent Auction features over 150 items, including a vacation getaway, vintage, handcrafted & designer items, baskets of treats, theater and sports tickets including box seats to a Yankee-Red Sox game, Hollywood and sport memorabilia, and special limited gifts from the cast of the Broadway Musical “Motown,” Yoko Ono, and Derek Jeter’s Turn2Foundation. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and may be purchased through the Quick Center Box office.
The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created in the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley and dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals. All proceeds from the Gala go to support annual scholarships, grants, and educational programs in the arts which impact the lives of hundreds of children, teens and early career adults throughout the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.
“The work of the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is done on an all-volunteer basis. Since its inception, over $300,000 in scholarships, grants, and educational programs have been awarded throughout the state of Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas,” said Judy Primavera, Foundation co-founder and president. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with this year’s upcoming Gala and the return of the superstar talents of the Broadway Boys, who will be singing a special tribute to Jamie. And since our veteran Master of Ceremonies, David Raffauf, is on a leave of absence, audience members will have to attend the show to see who will be next in line to command the stage.”
The foundation awards grants to teachers in local public and parochial schools to bring professional artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and authors into the classroom to enhance the traditional curriculum through the arts. Thus far, schools in Ansonia, Bethany, Bridgeport, Derby, East Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, Orange, Manchester, New Haven, North Haven, Stratford, West Haven, and Willimantic have received grants. The foundation also awards Community Grants to local non-profits such as the Milford Boys & Girls Club for an after school art program, the Amity Teen Center for a mural project, the New England Ballet Company for a 20-week school-readiness-through-dance program for Bridgeport preschoolers, and the Square Foot Theatre in North Haven youth and adult theater companies. The foundation provides college scholarships in Theatre and in Studio Art as well as scholarships to children for music lessons and summer theater camp.
Single tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010, or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7386). The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Visit www.quickcenter.com. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.