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Stars of Broadway Perform Benefit for the Vergennes Opera House

VERGENNES - With a terrific line-up of talent and tunes, the Vergennes Opera House is preparing for its annual Broadway revue benefit show, "Broadway Direct". This year's show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and will once again be hosted by Vergennes resident and Broadway veteran Bill Carmichael. Proceeds from the "best-of-Broadway" show go to benefit the non-profit group Friends of the Vergennes Opera House (FVOH) who are responsible for the restoration and operation of the historic 1897 theater above the Vergennes City Hall. This year's concert will be filled with Broadway tunes that celebrate the holiday season-including songs familiar to all from hit shows such as "White Christmas" and "Meet me in St. Louis." Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for FVOH members and are available at the Opera House, Classic Stitching in Vergennes, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com

This year's cast will be made up of some exceptional performers who are taking time out of their busy acting schedules to volunteer their talents for the Opera House.

Lucy Sorensen focuses her time on the development of new musicals through the NY Musical Theatre Festival, BMI Workshop, NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and recording demos and voiceovers. She has performed in the acclaimed production of Sarah Plain and Tall directed by Joe Calarco, The Tutor, Sympathy Jones, We Tell the Story at the Lucille Lortel, Pippin, The Secret Garden, Don't Sleep in the Subway, and with the London cast of the Cameron Mackintosh production of My Fair Lady. Favorite regional credits include starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry as Mrs Claus, Georgie in The Full Monty at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, and Saint Michael's Playhouse in How the Other Half Loves (Mary), Breaking up is Hard to Do (Marge), and SUDS (Marge).

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