The Riviera Rockettes will pack their bags and head to the Big Apple this June to participate in the first annual Arts for Autism Benefit Concert.
After auditioning, they are one of six student groups from North America chosen to appear alongside Broadway performers during the concert.
“We are thrilled to have Riviera Preparatory School’s talented performers participate in the event,” said concert producer and artistic director Jacque Carnahan.
The concert will take place at the Gershwin Theatre, home to the popular show, Wicked. The concert will take place on a Monday when Wicked does not have a performance. One hundred percent of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism awareness and outreach organization.
The one night only concert will include songs from some of Broadway’s most famous shows chosen to inspire feelings of tolerance, understanding, kindness and compassion.
“What an incredible opportunity for such an incredible cause,” said Chris Gattelli, Broadway choreographer and Tony Award winner. “It’s this amazing win-win that you have performers from all over the country at that age getting to perform on a Broadway stage, which is so many people’s dream. It’s important on all levels.”
Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara will host the show and will be joined on stage by many other Broadway performers for the event. The concert is being produced by Believe NYC and Educational Travel Adventures. These organizations educate and enrich the lives of young people.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://artsforautism.net; for more information about Riviera Schools, visit www.rivieraschools.com; for more information about Believe NYC, visit http://believe-nyc.com and for more information about Educational Travel Adventures, visit http://etadventures.com.