For the first time on the Jersey Shore, local theatre groups will be coming together to bring Broadway to Asbury Park! On Saturday, March 21, 2020 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park ticket holders will gather for The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s much anticipated Inaugural “Cabaret For Hope” sponsored in part by The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.
Monica Vermeulen, Founder/CEO stated, “We are so excited to have Constantine Maroulis as our Guest Artist.” Constantine Maroulis is an accomplished actor, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his Tony-nominated performance in Rock of Ages and his epic run as a finalist during the heyday of American Idol. His new original album, Until I’m Wanted, will be released in early 2020.
This “Broadway Themed” evening of entertainment is a collaboration of many theatre groups including The Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble, Phoenix Productions, Premier Theatre Company, Exit 82 Theatre Co., Holmdel Theatre Company, Spring Lake Theatre Company, Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids, The Prep, the “Best of Monmouth County” ensemble along with additional singers and musicians.
Monica Vermeulen also states, “We are bringing Broadway to Asbury while raising funds for and increasing awareness of The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s mission of providing Hope & Help for Children with Cancer in NJ. There are still sponsorship opportunities available.”
The goal of The Ashley Lauren Foundation is to ease the journey when pediatric cancer is diagnosed by providing Direct Financial Assistance (household bills, medications not paid through medical insurance, travel expenses to and from hospitals, funeral expenses, etc.); Material Assistance (food, clothing, household items); Emotional Support (for the entire family); 4 Major Seasonal Parties for the Children and their families (Spring Party at the Boardwalk, Summerfest, Harvest Party, Christmas Party); Advocacy; “Making Dreams Come True” Program; Birthday Brigade; Special Outings; and anything else that is needed to make their lives easier and bring smiles to their faces.
Tickets can be purchased here, The Stone Pony Box Office (Ocean Ave.), Blackbird Presents (Cookman Ave.) in Asbury Park and select Ticketmaster locations. There are also limited Post-Show VIP reception tickets available that include a Meet & Greet with Constantine Maroulis along with some of the Monmouth County elected officials.
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the VIP reception is directly after the show.
The event will also be collecting non-perishable foods to give to Fulfill, formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Specifically, Fulfill is in need of canned foods with pop-tops and cereals to feed our neighbors in need. Fulfill feeds 136,000 people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 50,000 of them are children.
For additional information and sponsorships of this inaugural event, contact The Ashley Lauren Foundation at 732-414-1625.
Click here for the event flyer.