"DIVA MOMENTS" – A fundraiser for
Bridge Players Theatre Company
(Burlington, NJ) – Bridge Players Theatre Company, a community theatre in residence at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Burlington, is presenting a fundraiser, “Diva Moments.” The show is an hour and a half of entertainment, featuring thrilling, show-stopping songs from the canon of Broadway musicals.
This highly anticipated, one-night-only performance will feature members of the Bridge Players Theatre family of performers past and present. The event will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E. Broad Street in Burlington. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the evening will include a Tricky Tray auction and a post-performance reception. All proceeds will go toward future productions.
The fundraiser is the concept of Gwen Ricks-Spencer, a member of Bridge Players' Board and director of the recent Bridge Players production of August Wilson’s, Fences. “This concert is going to be an opportunity to hear many of the showstopping moments that put many of these Broadway shows on the map and which are on every singer’s wish list to perform.” Ricks-Spencer continues, “The evening will include songs from classic shows such as Gypsy She Loves Me and Cabaret to the more modern, including Wicked, Ragtime and Dreamgirls. It’s a mix of funny and touching songs that have thrilled audiences around the world. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Ricks-Spencer is joined by musical director, Diana Dohrmann. Both Ricks-Spencer and Dohrmann bring a great deal of experience to the project. Ricks-Spencer was a professional actress turned director, and Dohrmann has served as musical director for countless shows at Bridge Players. In addition, she leads the Burlington Entertainers. Of the project, Ricks-Spencer says, “Bridge Players, like so many other arts organizations, is finding new ways to raise funds. Ticket sales only cover a portion of what it costs to put on a show. We think that this one-night-only concert event will be a fun way to thank our audiences for their support in a way that directly relates to our mission.”
Bridge Players has assembled an array of talent for Diva Moments, including some favorite actors who have appeared on the Bridge Players stage over the group’s history, along with some young fresh faces that have recently worked with the company.
All tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Box office at 856-303-7620. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Tickets may also be purchased online; additional information is available at www.bridgeplayerstheatre.com.
Bridge Players will end its 2018 - 2019 season with the musical revue, All Night Strut, in May 2019.