Broadway is coming to Rochester Friday night, as the talent of the past, present and future comes together under one roof for an unforgettable evening.
The annual Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Scholarship Fundraiser, also known as SMT, gives local talent a chance to live out their dreams - in more ways than one.
Promoting Arts in the Rochester community, 106 current students of will have the opportunity to perform in what is destined to be a sold-out show. All funds generated will be used to provide scholarships for students to attend the renowned Summer Music Theatre program, which is celebrating its 40th year.
But, that's not all.
Over 15 alumni of the program will also join in on the night - as they return from various colleges where they are preparing for their own careers in the Arts, displaying their love and loyalty to the SMT program.
"When you hear these kids, they're basically professional singers at this point,” said Greg Gibbs, a parent of two of the night's performers. "They're doing this [showcase] because they have a fondness and a loyalty to this program that spawned their career choice."
"I love getting the chance to see all of the alumni back on stage together," said parent Jackie Glaser. "To know they do it to give back to the program they love, is what this theatre community is all about."
The audience will be treated to solos, ensembles, and even a full-cast song from Hello, Dolly, this summer’s production which will open July 26 on the Adams stage. The current students and alumni will join in together for a harmonizing finale.
If you go:
What: Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Scholarship Fundraiser
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $10 donation