It’s time again for the Orange Community Players to present Broadway Fun for Funds. What was started seven years ago as a one time fundraiser to raise money for a new lobby has become an annual event and has helped tremendously providing additional funds for a theater that has been ravaged, not by one, but two hurricanes in the last five years.

The show is a favorite for performers. They get the opportunity to perform some of their favorite Broadway numbers from current and classic shows.

Directed by Brook Doss, this year’s show boasts selections from “Oklahoma,” “Cabaret,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Into the Woods,” “Footloose” and “The Music Man,” just to name a few.

Dance numbers have been expertly choreographed by Dee Dee Howell and John Gray.

I wasn’t able to experience all the numbers Monday, because several cast members were on their way back from Austin after competing in State UIL Choir, but they are all seasoned OCP performers that always give strong performances.

There will be many new faces on the stage. Doss says the cast and crew for “Broadway” numbers over 60. “It just keeps growing every year,” she said.
The show is only on stage this week, June 3-5 at the Orange Community Playhouse, 708 W. Division St.

Hors d’ ouvres and wine will be served at 7 p.m. with curtain at 7:37 p.m. Desserts and coffee will be served at the intermission.

Tickets are $25. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 882-9137.

It should be a great show and the money goes to a good cause–continued restoration of the Orange Community Playhouse.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.