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SpeakEasy Miscasts Boston’s Top Talent for Benefit Concert


On Monday and Tuesday, October 5 & 6, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the third installment of Sorry, Wrong Number, the company’s annual benefit concert which showcases Boston’s top musical theater talent performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast.

Leigh Barrett, Amelia Broome, Mary Callanan, Kerry A. Dowling, Will McGarrahan, Maureen Keiller, Robert Saoud, Timothy John Smith, Kathy St. George, Bobbie Steinbach & Maryann Zschau are among those scheduled to appear in this year’s show, which features a delightful mix of over-the-top comedy and extraordinary vocal performances.

This special event, based on the Manhattan Class Company’s annual fundraiser Miscast will be held in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End.

Curtain is at 7:30PM both nights. Tickets are $60; $50 for SpeakEasy Subscribers. All proceeds benefit SpeakEasy Stage.

Highlights from last years show included:
- A jazzy rendition of “There are Worse Things I Can Do” from Grease from Tim Smith;
- A stirring adaptation of “Home” from The Wiz performed by Leigh Barrett;
- A rousing rendition of “Move” from Dreamgirls, belted out by Mary Callanan, Kerry A. Dowling, and Kathy St. George.
- And a Sound of Music medley featuring most of Boston’s musical theatre family.

This year’s songlist includes hits from such shows as Sweet Charity, Dreamgirls, Sideshow, Legally Blonde, and [title of show].

Sorry, Wrong Number 2009 is going to faster, funnier and much further over-the- top than previous incarnations,” promises SpeakEasy Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault. “The show is going to give some of Boston’s top talent a chance to really cut loose and try songs they have always wanted to perform. I guarantee you it’s going to be a special evening – and a whole lot of fun.”

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the SpeakEasy Stage Company (website | profile | tag archive).

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