Encinitas, CA, January 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Grauer School Arc Campaign Team is set to present “A Night on Broadway” featuring Broadway veterans Sharon Wheatley and Robert Meffe on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Wheatley and Meffe will perform a series of songs from a wide array of Broadway shows. The evening will also spotlight select performances by The Grauer School’s music and drama department. Tickets are available online at www.grauerschool.com/broadway or by calling (760) 274-2115.
“Rob and I are happy to bring a little of our talent to the Grauer stage and share our passion for Broadway. We are tailoring the show so Broadway novices, enthusiasts, and everyone in between will have a good time,” stated Wheatley.
Sharon Wheatley’s Broadway credits include Avenue Q, the final company of Cats as it finished its record-breaking run at The Winter Garden Theater, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera. Sharon holds the distinction of being the only actress to appear in all three of these Broadway blockbusters on Broadway. She has also toured nationally and internationally with Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music, and also originated Avenue Q at The Wynn Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.
Robert Meffe started his career as a professional music director in New York City. His Broadway credits include:Associate Conductor of Little Women and the last six years of Les Miserables, keyboards for Evita (2012 revival), Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grey Gardens, and Bombay Dreams. Robert is currently the Director of Music for the MFA Musical Theater Program at SDSU.
The benefit concert will be held Saturday, February 22nd starting at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature café style seating so space will be limited ($25 for attendees under 21, $50 for adults). Light snacks and drinks will be provided. All proceeds will benefit The Grauer School’s Arc Capital Campaign.
The Grauer School's Arc Capital Campaign launched at the May 2013 Gala and the School is currently seeking the remaining $1.5 million to fund the $4M project. The design features nearly 10,000 square feet of eco-friendly classrooms including new spaces for the English, Mathematics, and the Visual and Performing Arts departments. For more information about the Arc Campaign, please visit www.grauerschool.com.
The Grauer School is a grades 7-12 college preparatory school that is the regional leader in the small schools movement. The Grauer School focuses on college preparatory rigor balanced with expeditionary learning and Socratic teaching. As a small school by design with approximately 150 students total, The Grauer School emphasizes relationship-based teaching that stems from its small class sizes with a student-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1.
The Grauer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is the only school in the region to be honored as a designated UNESCO school. The Grauer School was named one of Outside magazine’s Best 10 Places to Work in the United States in 2013. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer.