Broadway Bound 2018 – Celebrated 10 Years
This year, we were excited to celebrate 10 years of Broadway Bound. Broadway Bound, for those of you who don’t know, is a “regional theater” experience! Over the years, our actors have included music and vocal students from both undergraduate and master programs from UCF, Rollins and other local colleges. We’ve had guest appearances from Broadway performers, Disney and Universal stage directors, and a host of professional choreographers and vocalists. A key feature of the show every year includes the talents from the FUMCWP membership – including our Grace Ensemble, Children’s Choir and Impact Singer.
The funds raised from the shows and silent auctions over two nights go a long way toward reducing the travel costs for our young Impact Singers from grades 6-12. In addition to choral performances, these students and chaperones serve in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, orphanages, inner-city children’s centers, assisted living and senior centers, and other community outreach programs wherever they go. The Impact Singers have served over 1500 people in 19 cities/towns over the last 10 years. This year they will be returning to New York City!
Top hits from the 27 Broadway shows featured over the past 9 years were reprised at this 10-year celebration. With a theme of Back Stage on Broadway and a night at the Tony’s, the show concluded with an amazing set change and a roaring rendition of New York, New York sung by the whole cast and audience.
Broadway Bound is truly a community event with over 100 volunteers each year. This year the Elizabeth Saunders’ Impact Singers Scholarship was initiated to recognize her contributions to the show and to the mission program over the past 10 years.
Every year the smiling audience leaves saying, “best show ever” yet it still gets better every time!