Broadway Bound event benefits Lazarus House

By on July 15, 2010

St. Charles—The public is invited to join the fun with Lazarus House as they enjoy an exhilarating revue of Broadway show tunes performed by local high school and college students at 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Arcada Theater, St. Charles. 

Tickets are $10. Each year, Broadway Bound show earnings are dedicated to a local charity or community organization selected by group founder Mark Michelson Jr. For the second year, all ticket sales will go to Lazarus House, a community-based nonprofit emergency shelter and center for transitional living and a community outreach service provider serving people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are connected to St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia or western rural Kane County. 

Broadway Bound was initiated in 2005 by Michelson when he assembled a group of like-minded talented students whom he had grown to know through the years in various theater groups throughout the area.

“I thought we had a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community with the knowledge and skill we gained over the course of our artistic development,” Mickelson said. “Broadway Bound is a unique outlet for the cast members to explore their personal passions … Lazarus House is a group which I feel works similarly to aid those who become engulfed with monetary restraints, which I think are the key factor in inhibiting the pursuit of an individual’s personal passions and ambitions.”

For more information, call (630) 587-2144.

Photo: Broadway Bound singers John Stombres, (from left) Amy Marik and Emory Tower, provide a sampling of their sound at a past Lazarus House Open House/Block Party. Courtesy Photo