Newton, NC — On June 24th, the Newton-Conover Auditorium is presenting its second annual Way Off Broadway concert. Inspired by New York City’s very own Broadway Backwards, local theater celebrities will be performing numbers from the most beloved musicals with a twist!

Local theater celebrities have been jumping on this amazing opportunity to sing numbers from sought-after roles.

Experienced performers make up the cast: Allison Andrews (Karissa, Junk), Molly Bass (Playwright, JUNK), Lark Bodnar (Silly Girl, Beauty and the Beast), Lily Bodnar, Kelly Dowless (Adelaide, Guys and Dolls), Sierra Doyle-Rios (Kit Kat Girl, Cabaret), Kaylyn Hall (Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird), Carol Anne Hartman (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins), Coble Hartman (the title role in The Clockmaker’s Child), Dalton Isaac (Riff, West Side Story), Lindsey Jones (Babette, Beauty and the Beast), Dallas McKinney (All Shook Up), Abigail Pauley (Belle, Beauty and the Beast), Jairo Pereira (Shrek, Shrek), Laura Rhinehart (Sarah, Guys and Dolls), John David Welch (Tony, West Side Story), Jeremy Whitener (Gaston, Beauty and the Beast), and David Zealy-Wright (Albin, La Cage Aux Folles).

“This is such a rare opportunity for performers. When you are choosing repertoire to sing, it is typically for an audition in the style of the show you are auditioning for. It has been a very exciting creative process brainstorming songs and collaborating with such talented singers,” Whitener says.

This year’s concert will feature a live orchestra comprised of John Coffey, Jackson Sigmon, and Athena Barklage and choreography by the incomparable Leanna Bodnar. This year’s emcee will be local stage legend, Bill Morgan, and his wife Michelle!

The evening will also feature two raffles- one for a family pack (4 tickets) to a show of your choice at the Newton-Conover Auditorium and one for two tickets to our exclusive Foothills Folk Art Festival Preview Night.

All raffle and concession proceeds will go to benefit the Women’s Resource Center!

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, and members; and $8 for children ages 8 and under.  For tickets and more info., visit wayoffbroadway17.brownpapertickets.com or call 828-464-8100.