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Local talent abounds at the Klamath-Lake CARES Broadway Revue fundraiser planned for Saturday.
Regular performers at the Ross Ragland Theater and the Linkville Playhouse will belt out Broadway favorites under the musical director of Nathalie Reid, said CARES development director Valeree Lane.
"These are local people who are stepping up to give their talents to help us raise some money to support children in this community," Lane said.
The featured performers will be Brett Aakre, Dan Crenshaw, Faye Crenshaw, Geneva Anderson Lewis, Matt Hoffman, James Hurst, Nathalie Reid, and Amanda Squibb.
Song selections include "Bali Hai" from "South Pacific," "It Takes Two" from "Into the Woods," "Think of Me" from "Phantom of the Opera," "Popular" from "Wicked," and "Stars," from "Lés Misérables," Lane said.
Lane hopes community members will appreciate the chance to enjoy great music and a delicious meal while supporting CARES, or Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services.
CARES does not charge families for its services, and only bills insurance if applicable, Lane explained; for families on Oregon Medicaid, CARES is only reimbursed about $0.12 on every dollar, and the organization works to make up that funding gap through donations and fundraising events, such as this musical theater, Lane continued.
"Our community is very generous," she said.
The Broadway Revue will be in the Oregon Institute of Technology College Union, with catering by Oregon Tech. Meal options for guests who have already made reservations include tri-tip, Cornish game hen or Portobello mushroom. For late reservations, the only meal option still available is tri-tip, Lane said.
The event also will include an auction for a variety of fun items, including vacations to locales such as Costa Rica, or a family trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Other auction items include a one-of-a-kind painting from local artist Pam Stoehsler, Lane said.