Monday, September 2, 2013
JAMIE HULLEY: HER ARTISTIC SOUL FLIES FREE
Butterflies soar free and so does the soul of Jamie A. Hulley, whose artistic spirit was let loose into the universe two weeks before her 21st birthday. A young woman with dreams of painting the world in a rainbow of color, she is still creating beautiful art in the foundation that was established in 2002 to honor her promise and passion.
On Saturday, September 7 at 6 p.m., the Regina A. Quick Center on the campus of Fairfield University will be transformed in honor of this lovely young lady. The 11th Annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit in honor of the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation will be held. This no-profit, all volunteer arts organization was established to honor the memory of this girl from Orange, Connecticut and, to date, more than $300,000 in scholarships, grants and educational projects have been awarded throughout the state, primarily in New Haven and Bridgeport.
This year at 6 p.m. a reception including light hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer and a silent auction of more than 150 items, from vacation getaways to theater tickets to handcrafted design items, will be held. At 7 p.m., the electrifying six-member New York City group will take the stage, again, back by popular demand, as the Broadway Boys rock the house. Featuring an eclectic mix of magical sounds from jazz to pop, folk to funk, and gospel to rock, the Broadway Boys, in six-part harmony, will surf the Great White Way and highlight the top shows of the past seasons. They will debut their new
arrangement of "For Good" from "Wicked." Before they take over the stage, the audience will be treated to a brief showcase of students who have benefited from the foundation's grant and scholarship programs.
Since June of 2005, these talented lads have reinvented and reimagined Broadway's greatest tunes and made them their own. Their trademark "symphony of sound" will explode on the Quick Center stage, engendering classic tunes with new vibrancy and inject new life into traditional harmonies.
Sit back and enjoy tunes from the great shows like "Mary Poppins," "The Lion King," "Annie," "Big River," "Hair," "Finian's Rainbow" and "Man of La Mancha," among others. For tickets ($40 in advance, $45 at the door), call the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or call the foundation at 203-891-8869 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come celebrate Jamie Hulley and her wonderful cause in honor of the arts she loved and let The Broadway Boys take you along their magical musical trail.