Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
On Monday, April 3, the Night of FUTURE Broadway Stars will rock the auditorium at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, in the third annual edition of the exciting musical event benefitting homeless youth.
Scheduled for 7 p.m. in the RFH auditorium, the presentation is a fundraiser for the programs of Covenant House in Asbury Park, showcasing the performing arts talents of students from high schools throughout Monmouth County. The evening has also boasted the participation of special guests with a Broadway pedigree, such as Carter Calvert (pictured on stage at the 2016 event), the actress and recording artist whose credits include the debut production of the Tony-nominated It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues, and the lead role of Grizabella in the national Tour of Cats.
Also appearing will be talented young students from Forrestdale School and members of the RFH Dance Team. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services provided to homeless youth by Covenant House, which serves Asbury Park, Long Branch, Keansburg, and other Shore towns. RFH music director Bill Grillo will return to assist in the production, stating that “I have no doubt this year’s student performers will exceed the audience’s expectations.”
Last year’s event featured over 60 students from seven high schools, as well as members of two performing arts companies along with four Broadway performs. They delivered rousing performances to an audience of almost 500, and raised $33,000 for this very worthy cause.
Profits from this year’s event are earmarked for Covenant House in Asbury Park’s planned housing facility. Called “Rights of Passage,” it will offer housing in Asbury Park for men aged 18 through 21 as they work to transition out of homelessness. Covenant House in Asbury Park also offers GED tutoring, life skills and employment readiness training, and job search assistance to homeless youth. A community garden is also planned.
As New Jersey’s largest privately funded agency for homeless youth, Covenant House provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services. In the words of Sue Monteiro, Development Manager for Covenant House in Asbury Park, “Each of our homeless kids comes to us with their own story, and we don’t turn any away.”
Tickets for Night of FUTURE Broadway Stars ($22 general admission, $15 students and seniors) can be purchased at the door or on-line at CHNJ.Book.Tix.Com.