Fall Benefit

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Night of the Living Musicals

An afternoon of cocktails & costumes*, benefiting Hangar education programs!

Saturday, Oct 23, 3-5 PM

We welcome you back to the Hangar Theatre Outdoor Stage for an afternoon of live performance! Enjoy indulgent hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, socialize with Ithaca’s change-makers and art lovers, and learn how you can support Hangar Theatre’s exciting future plans. Proceeds will benefit thousands of community members who rely on the Hangar’s year round cultural programming.

*Come dressed as your favorite musical (or a character from it) for the chance to win “best costume!”

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation in support of Hangar’s renowned cultural programming.

Schedule of Events:
3:00 pm – Event begins with drinks and hors d’oeuvres
3:30 pm – Welcome and Hangar News
4:00 pm – Julie Benko performs songs from beloved musicals, classic and contemporary!
4:50 pm – Award for Best Costume; Summer 2022 Announcements

Tickets:
Donor Ticket: $250 (includes $150 tax-deductible gift to the Hangar)
Patron Ticket: $100 (covers the cost of attendance)
Community Ticket: $25
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Featuring Julie Benko from Once

Julie Benko (she/her) is thrilled to return to “gorges” Ithaca after starring in the Hangar’s production of Once this summer. Her acting highlights include Broadway revivals and national tours of Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening, as well as leading roles in off-Broadway and regional productions of Once, Rags, The Fantasticks, Our Town, The Golem of the Havana, Bar Mitzvah Boy, and more. Her debut album “Introducing Julie Benko” is available wherever music is streaming, and she is currently recording her second record due to be released next spring: a duo jazz album with pianist (and her new spouse) Jason Yeager. Julie is the author of The District, a full-length play-with-music set in the legal red light district that existed in New Orleans prior to World War One, which is currently being workshopped at the Astoria Performing Arts Center in Queens, NY. She was awarded the Gold Medal and Johnny Mercer Award at the 2017 American Traditions Vocal Competition, as well as the Wilde Award for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her performance as Girl in Once. She holds a BFA in Drama and an MFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For more information, visit her website at www.JulieBenko.com.

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