SCT’s ‘Disney on Broadway’ featuring young performers

Salem Community Theatre (SCT) is staging the second annual alumni cabaret benefit, “Disney on Broadway,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16.

It will feature an eight-member cast of young performers who began and grew their interest in the theatrical arts at SCT and the surrounding area. After last year’s overwhelming response to the alumni cabaret “Look What SCT Has Done For Me,” Director Connor Bezeredi and Music Director Tyler Stouffer are bringing “Disney on Broadway,” an all new lineup of songs from Disney’s biggest Broadway blockbusters.

As the title suggests, Bezeredi and Stouffer have scoured the vast Disney catalogue for songs that were used in live Broadway productions.

Featured will be some familiar songs from Disney’s most famous productions, such as “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tarzan,” “Aida,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies,” and many more for this family-oriented review.

The list of performers includes Connor Bezeredi (Youngstown State University, musical theater), Allison Dolphin (Youngstown State University, theater), Tyler Stouffer (American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles campus, musical theater), Nicole Slaven (Kent State University, musical theater/geology), Matthew Malloy (Youngstown State University, musical theater), Bethany Kholos (Salem High School), Nathan Kuhns (Kent State University, business), and Kathie Steeb (Youngstown State University, musical theater). “Pianist extraordinaire Alex Marr (KSU and NYC) will accompany the cast. All proceeds benefit SCT.

For more information or to reserve tickets call the box office at 330-332-9688.

Ticket prices for adults are $10 in advance or $12 at the door; student (18 and under) prices are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. A ticket for a child under age 7 is $5.

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