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Hewlett Woman Partners With Broadway Performers for Cancer Benefit

Gina Naomi Baez
Gina Naomi Baez

Broadway performers will join a Hewlett woman’s charity theater group next Friday at the Rockville Links Club to benefit children with cancer.

"It's for a wonderful cause and not only does it incorporate the members of Kids Performing Who Kare, but it incorporates professionals from Broadway shows who are donating their time and are passionate about Kids Performing Who Kare," said Gina Naomi Baez, founder of the theatrical group and director of the concert, who was also diagnosed with cancer.

The Broadway performers who will appear on Dec. 13 include Kristy Cates (Wicked), Krista Buccellato (Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Porgy and Bess, American Idiot), Eliseo Roman (In the Heights, Leap of Faith), and Jodi Stevens (Jekyll and Hyde, Urban Cowboy).

Kids Performing Who Kare is a non-profit theater organization that raises money for the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital and other childhood cancer support programs. Its goal is to immerse children and teens in a professional musical theater experience. The concert will be musically directed by Scott Martin.

A $100 ticket includes the concert, cocktail hour, a three-course sit down dinner, raffles and silent auctions. The evening's emcee will be Darren Raymar, principal of Covert Elementary School in Rockville Centre.

Performances will include Christmas staples such as "O, Holy Night" and "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow" as well as Broadway and pop favorites."  Visit http://KPWKchristmas2013.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets and/or email kpwkonstage@gmail.com for more information.

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