Norwich Theater Company Hosts, "A Toast To Broadway"

By: Zachary Meseck

Norwich Theater Company hosts, "A Toast to Broadway"

NORWICH – After the success of last year, the Norwich Theater Company held its second annual 'A Toast to Broadway' show, with officials stating that well over 100 people were in attendance.

The event was Saturday night at the Colonia Theater in Norwich.

The company performed parts of 24 Broadway hits including music from Wicked, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, and Annie.

That night's performers included Terry Colf, Scott Douglas, Steve Emmons, Rich Heim, Miranda Hunter, Abby Frayer, Rebecca Turner, Marty Kuhn, Debi Pierce, Jess Richardson, Destine Smith, and Emilee Janitz.

According to Norwich Theater Company Vice President Marty Kuhn, this year's event continued to build off of last year, almost doubling the number of people in attendance, and increasing the range of music performed at the event.

"The Norwich Theater Company does three different shows each year, and last year we knew we wanted to do something a little different," said Kuhn. "The toast to broadway show stemmed from that, and so far it's been a big success."

Kuhn said the show acts as a fundraiser for the theater company, and it also doubles as a place to spread the word about their upcoming shows. This fall the Norwich Theater Company will perform a musical that made its way to Broadway in 1943 named Oklahoma, created by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II.

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