Orphenians benefit show rescheduled for tonight at Staples
Updated 9:26 am, Monday, February 23, 2015
A show featuring Broadway performers to benefit a Staples High School choral group, snowed out Jan. 26, is scheduled tonight (Monday, Feb. 23) at the school.
The show will include at least eight Broadway performers, organizers said, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the school at 70 North Ave.
Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for students, and proceeds will benefit the Orphenians, Staples' select a capella group. The group is raising money to fund a trip to a San Francisco choral festival in March.
The benefit will include performances by 2008 Staples graduate Adam Kaplan, who performed on Broadway in "Newsies," and at least seven of his Broadway friends, organizers said.
Advance tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1155731. Tickets purchased for the Jan. 26 performance will be honored tonight, organizers said, and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
The Orphenians are one of 10 high-school choral groups in the nation invited to the Chanticleer National Youth Choral Festival March 26-31 in San Francisco.
The festival includes classes and coaching by members of Chanticleer -- the acclaimed a capella group that has toured the world -- and culminates with a concert in San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.
Participation in the festival is underwritten by Chanticleer, but each group must pay its own travel expenses, meals and other costs.