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Amas Benefit 2015

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Hello, friends of Amas! 

On March 30, 2015 friends of Amas Musical Theatre gathered for a special Benefit Gala to celebrate our 46th year of theatre and education programs. The Benefit is always a joyous event but it was especially delightful this year. There was just the right blend of talent and friends - and talented friends - that all came together to make for a great evening.

After enjoying signature cocktails – “The Bubbling Brown Sugar” and “The Stormy Weather” at the pre-performance gathering, our guests moved into the beautiful Engleman Recital Hall. Master of Ceremonies Peter Filichia began the program sharing his special take on show business lore and we took off from there.

Our Rosie Award Honorees evening were both Amas alumni: Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and Broadway veteran Norm Lewis charmed the whole company with his good humor and modesty. And music director, arranger and composer Danny Holgate invoked the early days of Amas when he worked on so many shows with Rosetta LeNoire.

The live auction had everyone laughing thanks to our hilarious auctioneer Rob Keefe. And we were all wowed by the talented teens of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy when they sang the theme song from Fame.

In an evening of so many highlights, our biggest high came from the astonishing Vivian Reed. We can honestly say, Vivian knocked our socks off with her amazing performance. Accompanied by a five piece band and three backup singers led by music director William McDaniel, they rocked the house. From funk to standards to Broadway to opera – with or without a microphone - she is a true virtuoso.

After the show and the awards, the festivities continued with food and drink at the after party and friendly competition in our silent auction. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Amas. Enjoy the photos!

Amas 2015 Benefit Photo Gallery

Donna and Norm

Randy Flood, Donna Lynne Burns, Leslie Dockery and Tina Japardize


Alexandra Trinkoff and Anne & Mike Butler

Laurie Prashad and Michael Rubenstein

Tamara Tunie and Vivian Reed


Elizabeth Kabler and Charleen Cooper Cohen

Micki Grant and Leslie Dockery

Charles Attendi, Robin Milling and Paul Cossu



Vivian Reed, Joe Benincasa and Eric Krebs

Danny, Gail Nelson (wife) and Sergie Willoughby (granddaughter)

Robin Milling and Michael Rubenstein

Donna and Vivian

Robin Milling and Michael Rubenstein

Bob Cooper, Donna Trinkoff, Danny Holgate and Vivian Reed

Katherine Schreiber, Donna Trinkoff and Sharleen Cooper Cohen

MC Peter Filichia

Live Auction

Monica Johnson

Rpb Keefe



Norm Lewis receives 2015 Rosie Award

Shieka Murray, 2015 Scholorship Winner

Teen Academy performing FAME

Teen Academy

Vivian Reed performance



Vivian Reed and Janinah Burnett


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