From the people who brought you the highly successful and memorable #BackFortMac concert, Music Makes Miracles brings you Canadian-born Broadway star Chilina Kennedy and others, who will perform in PAL Canada Foundation’s Supporting Cast tribute concert on Monday, November 6, 2017. They will honour Jackie Richardson, Canada’s queen of soul, gospel and blues, to recognize her outstanding community service across Canada, including her support of PAL Canada.
The concert will take place at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre For Faith, Justice and the Arts at 427 Bloor St. West in Toronto.
The concert will also pay tribute to the late opera star Maureen Forrester, and Michael Burgess, who was widely known as the star of the Canadian production of the musical Les Misérables. As well, John Arpin, one of the world’s foremost ragtime pianists, will be remembered in this year’s 100th anniversary of composer Scott Joplin along with Bill Orlowski, founder of Canada’s National Tap Dance Company. All of these artists had a close relationship with PAL Canada Foundation and supported their good work.
The evening will feature performances by Kim Richardson, Matt Dusk, Kayla Diamond, Thom Allison, Travis Knights, Attila Fias, Louise Camilleri, and COSI. (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy). Chilina Kennedy, the Broadway star of “Beautiful – The Carole King Story,” who appeared in the touring performance in Toronto this past summer, said she is “thrilled to return to Toronto to support an organization that is near and dear to my heart. As an artist, I know I am truly fortunate with my current success. I also know that many of my friends and colleagues in the arts aren’t as lucky as I have been, and often end up needing support systems like PAL Canada’s Supporting Cast Outreach program.”
PAL Canada’s mandate is to work to alleviate the consequences of poverty, isolation and housing challenges among senior and disadvantaged members of Canada’s professional artists’ community. It is the umbrella organization representing eight locations across the country with chapters in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Stratford, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. On March 9, 2016, PAL Canada Foundation was honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
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Sections A & B (Teal & Brown) - $50
Section C (Purple) - $35
Section D (White) - $25