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“Phantom” tour cast to give benefit concert January 16

News November 17, 2016 Encore Staff

FERNDALE—Cast members of the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera (coming to Detroit January 11 – 22 at the Detroit Opera House) will perform in a concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale Schools Orchestras. The benefit takes place on Monday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This is an 18 and over event.

Guests attending can support a good cause as they enjoy an intimate evening featuring a cabaret-style performance by members of the cast from the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera as they perform some of their favorite songs and familiar Broadway tunes. The evening, hosted by Sabin, will also feature a silent auction and cash bar. Nashville-based band, Mackinac closes out the event with a performance.

Admission for the event is $25 in advance or at the door. All funds raised at the event (admission and silent auction) will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale Schools Orchestras. Tickets for “Detroit Concert for a Cure” are available service-fee-free at the Woodward Avenue Brewery box office, located at 22646 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, or at the door at The Loving Touch on the night of the show.

Nashville based Mackinac began composing experimental demos inside an apartment in Plymouth, Michigan. They recently began releasing the recordings they have finished, starting with two EPs before their debut concept album due out in the spring of 2017. Many of the samples and field recordings have been collected in studios, houses, and streets around the US, Iceland, and Ireland.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will come to Detroit as part of a North American tour. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, The Fisher Theatre box office and Detroit Opera House box office.