(Posted June 6, 2019)
On June 12, the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) will present its first Cabaret Night, highlighting the talents of individuals with disabilities and their friends.
The free event begins at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hildebrand Auditorium at London High School. Donations will be accepted to benefit services for people in the community with disabilities.
In true cabaret fashion, the evening’s entertainment will run the musical spectrum from musicals and television shows to country, Christian classics from different eras.
The performers include Keyaira Barnett, Clayton Conley, Bridgett Gray, Waymond Harris, Jay Jarvis, Diana Large, Blair Leady, Nancy Manning, Paula Manning, Donnie McGhee, Jonathan Mullins-Kimbler, Penny Powers, Shaundra Sayre, Whitney Shoaf, Ginny Smalley and Conner Warnock.
Jessica Dunham will accompany the performers on piano. Paula Manning and Mullins-Kimbler will serve as emcees.
On hand to lend support will be current and former theater veterans from London and West Jefferson high schools, including Sara Madden, Hannah Messer, Luke Peart and Garrett Stout. Devin Zerkle joins on percussion.
Other community members participating include Michelle Fuller, Billy Fuller, Madison County Commissioner David Hunter, MCBDD Superintendent Susan Thompson, MCBDD Board President Ted Slanker, and London Mayor Pat Closser.
London High School students Quinn Santucci and Reid Gates will handle the technical and stage crew duties.
“We are thrilled once again to partner with fellow members of our Madison County community to present something that we feel is going to be a memorable event,” Thompson said.