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Cast of CATS benefit raises jazz money with cabaret



Larry Luttinger


Cast of CATS benefit raises jazz money with cabaret

In keeping with the longstanding Broadway tradition of giving back to community while on tour, cast members of the upcoming Landmark Theater production of CATS have chosen to support CNY Jazz with an exclusive cabaret performance. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday April 25th in the ballroom of Baldwinsville’s historic Mohegan Manor. Tickets are $35 for VIP ringside seating including a post-show meet and greet, $20 in advance, and $25 at the door, available by calling the Manor at 315-935-6866.

The show features twenty performers, virtually the entire cast of the show, and includes Dominic Fortunato, a native Syracusan and graduate of Westhill High School who studied at Syracuse City Ballet. Music Director Jonathan Gorst will accompany on piano.

The cast promises “an evening of song spanning styles from Broadway’s Golden Age to present day.” According to Gorst, “We feel that it’s extremely important to take any opportunity to help other arts organizations by presenting cabaret concerts and donating the proceeds. This is only the second opportunity we’ve had to do this kind of outreach, due to our demanding tour schedule. We hope that it will bring tangible benefit to CNY Jazz by providing a wonderful evening for all who attend.”

The cast includes Kellyann DeCarlo, Lauren Louis, Carolyn Bacon, Brianna Kim, Megan Arseneau, Indalecio De Jesus Valentin, Kayli Jamison, Christopher Salvaggio, Elana Valastro, Tony Mowatt, Sean McManus, Jose Raul Mangual, Dominic Fortunato, Tayler Harris, Brian Craig Nelson, Gracie Anderson, Lexy Bittner, Zach Bravo, Michelle Carter, and Vinny Andaloro.

“We’re ever so thankful that CATS chose our organization by presenting what will be a powerhouse show by some of the best and brightest young performers in the world,” said Larry Luttinger, leader of CNY Jazz. “This will help shine a light on our programs for urban youth, our inner-city public health concert series, and shows of all kinds at our Jazz Central theater, among others.”

If You Go

Who: Members of the cast of the National Tour of CATS

Where: Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St, Baldwinsville NY 13207

When: 7 p.m. Monday April 25th  

Reservations: Mohegan Manor 315-935-6866

Cost: $35 VIP ringside with meet and greet, $20 advance, $25 at the door.

Members of the National Tour of Cats
Syracuse Local Dominick Fortunato