Popular musical theatre extravaganza LIGHT THE NIGHT 2013, featuring some of Australia’s most popular musical theatre performers, and raising much-needed funds for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, will be held at City Recital Hall on Monday October 28th at 7.30pm. Hosting the 2013 concert will be LIGHT THE NIGHT Ambassador and International musical therapist, Jan van de Stool - alter ego of Queenie van der Zandt (pictured).

Additional cast announced

Each year, talented Australian artists donate their time to help raise money for this much needed cause. This year’s line-up includes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Broadway star Tony Sheldon, GREASE leading ladies Gretel Scarlett and Lucy Maunder, favourites from The Voice Danny Ross and Emma Pask, drag artiste and recently announced Les Miserables cast member Trevor Ashley, Red Hot Mama Marika Aubrey, the cast of the new musical Atomic led by Michael Falzon and Bronwyn Mulcahy, talented songstress Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats, I Will Survive contestant Tom Sharah, stunning soprano Julie Lea Goodwin, Storm in a D Cup’s Amelia Ryan, musical theatre identity and LTB producer Adam Rennie, Jersey Boys’ star Michael Griffiths, avante garde cabaret star iOTA, acapella group The Idea of North, and musical theatre favourites Tyran Parke and Johanna Allen.

Van de Stool is delighted to be hosting this year’s event. “From my humble beginnings of drawing the LTN raffle, to co-hosting the concert with other people, whose names I've forgotten now, I have had a long association with LIGHT THE NIGHT which is why I am the official ambassador of LTN. It is a win/win because I look more charitable and they look more multicultural".

“There will be some of Australia’s most revered musical theatre artists performing on the night and of course I'll be there giving expert insights and criticisms to the audience for free. So... that's nice."

LIGHT THE NIGHT is inspired by Matthew Rennie, a brave young man who fought a three year battle against leukaemia. Unfortunately, Matthew passed away shortly before the 2007 concert. LIGHT THE NIGHT was created by Matthew’s two brothers, musical theatre performers Shaun Rennie and Adam Rennie, and friends Monica Smith and Greg Smith.

Funds raised at this event have exceeded $350,000 with all proceeds directed into funding leukaemia research. This year, money raised will fund the LIGHT THE NIGHT Research Grant that supports a promising new Gene Control in Acute Leukaemia project being undertaken by St Vincent’s Hospital’s Haematology Research Team.

VENUE: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney

DATE: Monday 28 October 2013

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICES: Premium $110/ A Reserve $67.50/ B Reserve $55.00 (Additional fees may apply)

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