We would like to let you know about a great fundraising event that we have planned to help support the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York. After being saved from demolition in 2004, the Coltrane home was purchased by the Town of Huntington and is being restored by our Non-profit Organization, Friends of the Coltrane Home, headed by Ravi Coltrane, his wife Kathleen Hennessy and Steve Fulgoni. The home is now on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.
We have made a lot of progress but we need your help! Come join us on November 10th.
Hear Our Song", a Broadway caliber production is coming to Huntington Township the evening of November 10th. Featuring five actresses and awe- inspiring musical support, the presentation tells the stories of five women at different stages of their lives, the dilemmas they face and the manner in which each overcomes and is transformed. Life affirming messages of love and family resonate throughout the production and the performance of 17 Broadway songs.
Presented in support of The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, an historic home and the former residence of Jazz great John Coltrane, Hear Our Song" will aid in raising funds for the restoration of the home. When complete, The Coltrane Home will help in preserving and promoting the musical legacy Coltrane left behind and will be an inspirational visit for all. John Coltrane chose to live in this community and as a result produced some of the most noteworthy music of his career here. It is our sincerest wish that you come out on the evening of November 10th and participate with us in experiencing Hear Our Song" and in supporting The Coltrane Home.
The Harmony Entertainment Group is performing Hear Our Song to benefit The Friends of the Home of John Coltrane. Please come!
Candlewood Middle School in Dix Hills November 10, 7:30 PM Tickets: $50, $100 for VIP seats with special gift To order: Call (631) 860-9200
Hear Our Song is a heartfelt, uplifting, and most-of-all, exhilarating night-out that reveals the universal stories of the ages and stages of our lives through the experiences of 5 amazing women and the best music from West Side Story, Company, Baby, Songs for a New World, Hairspray, The Last Five Years, Follies, Brooklyn, Aida, Oh, Kay!, La Cage Aux Folles, Dreamgirls and more...
Hear Our Song stars some of Broadway's best--
Janet Carroll--Little Women, Mame, Gypsy, Hello Dolly!, Guys & Dolls, Showboat, South Pacific, Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Kismet, On A Clear Day, Carousel, The Sound Of Music, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Peter Pan, The Boyfriend, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, and Funny Girl), numerous TV and film roles including Tom Cruise's mom in Risky Business
Trish Rapier--Sessions, Shout! The Mod Musical, NEWSical, understudy for the Liza Minelli character in The Boy from Oz, Golf, The Musical!, Forbidden Broadway, and the national tours of The Who's Tommy and Forbidden Broadway/Forbidden Hollywood
Toni Seawright--Aunt Em and Glinda in the national tour of The Wiz, understudy for the Narrator and Cynthia in Streetcorner Symphony, featured in the European tours of Only for One Night and Melba Moore: One Woman Show, both directed by George Faison
Sonia Perez--Regional productions of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Female Bonding; national tours of H. M. S. Pinafore and Carmen, soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Karissa Staples--Miss Maine 2006, regional theater events including The Wizard of Oz and the Narrator in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the new teen thriller film Red Hook.
Each performance features a special live auction after the show, so come at least a half hour early to see what's in store!
(All ticket sales and proceeds from the auctions will go to The Friends of the Home of John Coltrane.)
Hear Our Song was originally conceived by former actor/director and marketing executive Joel Ehrlich. The show is directed by Joel, and was co-developed and created with award- winning writer, publicist, and accomplished pianist Joan Lazer. Joan is also producing the show. Hear Our Song is honored to have Jason Howland, Tony-nominated composer of Little Women, as creative musical consultant, musical direction by renown pianist Jonathan Ido Friedman, and book by recipient of the coveted Kleban Foundation Award, given annually to the most promising librettist in American musical theater" Susan DiLallo.
All participants--from the Director, to the Producer, to the Musical Director and Arranger, to the entire cast and technical crew--are donating their time and talents to these performances.
The Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills is a grass-roots effort that has grown very strong roots in its dedication to continuing the musical legacy of John and Alice Coltrane. The Friends" started in 2004 to save the home of this world-renown jazz saxophonist from demolition. In addition, the Friends" have successfully had the home placed on the Local, State and National Register of Historic Places. Immediate goals include saving the from further deterioration as well as creating new and exciting educational opportunities to expose local students to music.
For more information contact Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.