“Broadway for Life”: A Musical Night of Shared Stories, Song, and Dance

Voices of Hope Benefit for Cancer Research at North Shore Music Theatre

September 3, 2015
Dave Thomson Thomson Communications 978-808-7700

Boston, Mass. (September 3, 2015) – On Saturday, October 15th, Voices of Hope (VOH), a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research through musical performance, will present its 8th annual gala performance at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. Proceeds will benefit cutting edge work being conducted at the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at the Mass General Cancer Center.

The VOH Gala promises to be a truly special one-night event that you won’t want to miss. Through the universal language of music, this group of talented artists will share their interpretation of favorite Broadway tunes, both traditional and contemporary. Threading a lovely ribbon of hope throughout the performance, several members will share personal experiences with cancer and poignantly celebrate their survival through song and dance.

“Everywhere you turn in life,” said Greg Chastain, VOH Founder & President, “you encounter a cancer survivor or someone who has contributed in some way to that successful outcome; through research, clinical treatment, or personal support and care. Each of our productions are created to honor the strength and resilience of individuals meeting the challenges of that journey, and to recognize the significance of being able to celebrate one more birthday, be present for a first day of school, or dance at a loved one’s wedding.”

Broadway for Life allows VOH’s multi-talented members shine, as they return to their roots in musical theater. This magical evening will feature many of your Broadway favorites ranging from such classics as: Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and 42 Street, to the infectious energy of Working, Footloose, Kinky Boots, and more! There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this musical celebration.

From the performers, to the choreographers, musicians, back-stage tech, and directors, this production represents more than 100 dedicated members of VOH. Personally impacted by cancer or dedicated to finding a cure, these volunteers collectively donate thousands of hours to rehearsal and planning in the months leading to this single night. Don’t miss this celebration of the new possibilities born by significant advances being achieved through cancer research.
The VOH gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 7 pm in the theatre lobby, followed by the performance of “Broadway for Life” at 8 pm. Tickets for the event are: $40, $50, and $75 (includes VIP reception) and can be purchased by contacting the Theatre Box Office by phone at 978-232-7200, online at www.nsmt.org , or in person at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly, MA. More information is available at www.voicesofhopeboston.org.

About Voices of Hope
Voices of Hope is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research through song and dance. Conceived by local performer, Greg Chastain, who lost his mother in 2009 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Voices of Hope is comprised of local performers whose lives have all been changed by cancer. Honored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center as part of the one hundred in 2011 for their efforts in the fight against cancer, Voices of Hope has donated more than $320,000 for cancer research since 2009.