- Written by Jaime Elliott
It’s almost show time!
Get ready for two nights of toe-tapping music and glittery glamour at the Westin’s grand ballroom as Broadway Comes to St. John for the fifth year in a row on Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31.
The St. John School of the Arts fundraiser will feature two nights of Motown Madness entertainment. Four New York City Broadway professionals have been working with fourth graders at Gifft Hill School and Julius E. Sprauve School as well as SJSA students for the past three weeks gearing up for the original theatrical production.
Prepare to be entertained with music inspired by the likes of classic Motown icons like Jackson Five, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and more, explained SJSA Executive Director Kim Wild.
“This year’s theme is Motown Madness so it’s music from many eras, from the 50s and 60s to the 70s and even the 80s,” said Wild. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
In addition to the fourth graders from GHS and JESS, SJSA’s own students will join the cast and there might even be a few guest performers taking the stage, added Wild, who declined to offer additional details about the surprises in store.
The first night’s show, on Friday, January 30, at the Westin ballroom show is open to friends and family for a suggested contribution of at least $20.
The Saturday, January 31, show is the big Angel Show for donors who will help to fund SJSA’s programs for the year. Tickets for the January 31 show are $200 each, which include a champagne toast, seats for the show and a dinner at the Westin Resort following the performance.
Angel Show attendees are also encouraged to dress like their favorite Motown performer for the chance to win the Golden Spammy Award, Wild explained.