Join us for “Show Tunes & Croons”
Who? Singers Thomas Alderson and Michael Vanhevel — Thomas sings Broadway Show Tunes and Michael croons Rat Pack Hits.
What? “Show Tunes & Croons” Benefit Concert
When? Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. in Strathroy, 7:00 p.m. in Forest
Where? Strathroy United Church, 131 Front Street West, at Maria Street in Strathroy (2:00 p.m.)
Forest United Church, 21 James Street North, at Jefferson Street in Forest (7:00 p.m.)
Why? Free Will Offering to raise funds for Chelsey Alderson’s mission trip to an orphanage in Peru. Chelsey is a volunteer with Friends of the Orphans Canada , www.fotocan.org, and will be working with special needs children. FOTOCan works closely with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters) orphanages, www.nph.org, founded by Father Wm. Wasson.
Thomas Alderson is a professional actor/singer/dancer whose credits include Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying at Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend and Mordred in a North American tour of Camelot, Tommy in The Music Man and Moody in Anne of Green Gables at the Capital Theatre, Port Hope; Charlie Dalrymple in Brigadoon, Gordon Schwinn in A New Brain, Gypsy and 110 in the Shade at Theatre Sheridan, as well as Hairspray and High School Musical with Drayton Entertainment, White Christmas at Manitoba Theatre Centre, four High School Projects at London’s Grand Theatre, and various productions with London Musical Theatre, Bluewater Musicals and Theatre Sarnia. Thomas grew up near Grand Bend and now divides his time between Toronto and Strathroy. A graduate of the Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College, Thomas won both the Triple Threat and the Academic Awards. He is also a graduate of H. B. Beal Secondary School’s musical theatre program in London.
Michael Vanhevel of Grand Bend is a popular entertainer singing the old favourites in Rat Pack Style. A big fan of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and other great crooners, Michael is well on his way to being the next Michael Bublé. With a smooth, melodic voice beyond his 20 years, he enthrals crowds wherever he goes. He entertains regularly at Oakwood Inn, Gables and other venues in Grand Bend and throughout the area. On February 10, Michael will be presenting a concert “Come Fly with Me” at the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia (call the box office 877-344-7469 for tickets). Michael studied Performance at Sheridan College and is a graduate of North Lambton Secondary School in Forest, where he literally sang his valedictory address.