Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) has lined up 28 local restaurateurs, realtors, dentists, doctors and more to clock out of the office and perform onstage! These businessmen are ready to prove that “there’s no business like show business” for Business Sings Broadway, a fundraiser that will feature songs from the silly to the sublime. Business Sings Broadway will be held on the Mainstage at Asheville Community Theatre on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the ACT Box Office, by phone at 828-254-1320, or online at ashevilletheatre.org.
Business Sings Broadway was unveiled in 2014 as a summer fundraiser for the theatre. This year’s cast features returning folks like Blaine Greenfield, Doug Hauschild, Keith Challenger, Mark Jones, and Frank Salvo as well as newcomers including Chef Joe Scully (Corner Kitchen, Chestnut), dentist Stuart Williams, and CEO of Brumit Restaurant Group, Joe Brumit.
“We have a fabulous array of business and community talent lined up,” said director Jerry Crouch. “So many people approached us last year to participate, and we actually already have people asking to be in next year’s show!”
“So many people in our business community have performance backgrounds,” added Crouch. “Business Sings Broadway is a perfect way for them to take the spotlight – though we’d certainly encourage these folks to audition for any of our musicals!”
Michael McMurtrey, former host of the “The Fabulous Question/Answer Spectacular” trivia series, will emcee the event. Business Sings Broadway is directed by Jerry Crouch with musical direction by Lenora Thom.
Asheville Community Theatre will also unveil “The Tax Exemption,” a new signature cocktail for the fundraiser. Cash bar will be open prior to and throughout the performance.
Proceeds raised through Business Sings Broadway will support operations at Asheville Community Theatre, a volunteer based non-profit theatre entering its 70th year. Asheville Community Theatre is committed to building community by providing opportunities to collaborate on creative projects.