BROADWAY STAR LAURA OSNES TO PERFORM AT NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE BENEFIT
Grand Night, NCT’s benefit to support the theatre’s scholarship programs will offer Grand Hollywood style, a seated dinner on the stage, and performances by Laura Osnes.
Nashville, TN - Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT), the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences is delighted to announce the participation of two time Tony-nominated Broadway singer Laura Osnes at NCT’s Grand Night benefit.
About Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes most recently completed a starring run in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Other Broadway: Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire nominations), Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination) after creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific, and Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York/regional credits include Crazy For You (Manhattan Concert Productions), The Blueprint Specials (Public Theatre), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater), City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale (Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center).
On television, she has been seen on the CBS series Elementary, in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, Live From Lincoln Center: Bernstein On Broadway, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, HBO's documentary Six By Sondheim, and the Kennedy Center Honors salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony, and The National Symphony Orchestra.
About Grand Night: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Chaired by Jamie Eskind, NCT’s Grand Night will be Saturday, April 14 beginning at 6 pm. The gala is in a Grand Hollywood style, and in addition to the stunning talents of Laura Osnes, Broadway’s Cinderella, guests will enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres, fine wines, a multi-course dinner served on the main stage, and dancing to the music of the Blue Tones until late into the evening in the Copeland Studio. Attire is Festive Chic / Hollywood Glamour.
Grand Night will be held at The Martin Center for Nashville Children’s Theatre at 25 Middleton Street in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood. Free valet parking will be available.
Funds raised through Grand Night help provided ticket assistance to over 22,000 students and teachers. Additionally, over 200 drama camp and class scholarships are made available to families who would not otherwise be able to experience the community and fun of drama education, and at-risk youth are able to participate in after-school and in-school drama workshops.
Grand Night Sponsorships
Business and corporations interested in sponsorship opportunities at NCT’s Grand Night gala are encouraged to contact Reed Hummell at RHummell@nashvillect.org or 615-252-4661.
Grand Night tickets
Guests can attend Grand Night by purchasing a table of ten seats at $2,500 or individual tickets at $250 apiece. Tickets (single and table) can be purchased online at NashvilleChildrensTheatre.org/grand-night-and-day. For questions about tickets, contact Reed Hummell, NCT Director of Development at 615-252-46561 or RHummell@nashvillect.org.
Grand Night Patron Party: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
On Tuesday, March 6, NCT will host a patron party at Woolworth on 5th. The event will provide food and drinks, but the highlight of the evening will be the announcement of NCT’s 2018-19 season as well as a reveal of the theatre’s new logo!
Patron Party Tickets
Tickets to attend the Patron Party are included with the purchase of a Patron Level package that provides admission to Grand Night and to the Grand Day carnival on Sunday, April 22. There are a range of Patron Level Packages, and details can be found at NashvilleCT.org. Individual tickets to the Patron party are available for $50 apiece.
For questions about tickets, contact Reed Hummell, NCT Director of Development at 615-252-46561 or RHummell@nashvillect.org.
ABOUT NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Founded in 1931 by the Junior League of Nashville, Nashville Children’s Theatre is the oldest professional children’s theatre in the United States. A national leader in theatre arts and education programs for young people, NCT was ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the top five children’s theatre’s in the country. Lead funding for NCT’s programs is provided by Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, The Shubert Foundation, The Memorial Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
For more information visit NashvilleCT.org.