This summer, Kansas City has been buzzing about the Broadway musical Hamilton. Were you one of the lucky ones who got to see it at the Music Hall or were you one of the rest of us who missed out on the fun? No matter! If you loved Hamilton or if you wanted to love it but didn’t get to, we have a special treat for you: one of the ORIGINAL Schuyler Sisters, Angelica from the Broadway cast, up close and personal!
Tony Award® winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will perform a Benefit Concert for Arts Education in the intimate Helzberg Hall with our Kansas City Symphony on September 28, 2019. The benefit supports Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) and their mission to ‘engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education.’ KCYA will reach more than 100,000 children in the Kansas City area this year.
Tickets for the Benefit Concert are available at the Kansas City Symphony Box Office 816-471-0400 or online.
More about Ms. Goldsberry
Ms. Goldsberry’s other Broadway credits include The Lion King (Nala), Rent (Mimi), The Color Purple, and Good People. She has also appeared in numerous television shows and films including The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Good Wife, One Life to Live, Sisters, and Every Secret Thing.
“Renee Elise Goldsberry: The woman. The singer. The entertainer. She’s all that and so very much more -with a persona that radiates from the stage she emanates enough star power and high-voltage energy to keep you riveted to her every turn of phrase, every beautiful note sung – and she instantly transports you away from the troubles of the real world to an idealized refuge of music, hope and love.”
–Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World
More about KCYA
We believe that every child deserves the transformational spark the arts ignite!
KCYA, established in 1961, is the city’s original organization focused solely on arts education for children. KCYA teaching artists inspire children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities while sparking curiosity, creativity and a love of learning.
Our recently remodeled home on Main Street has broadened our ability to empower even more children through the arts. Participating in the arts gives children confidence and provides opportunities to develop the skills they need to succeed. The arts help children: cultivate cultural awareness; be more creative and think critically; learn to communicate and collaborate with others; and become the future audiences our community needs.