TARRYTOWN, N.Y .-- Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley will present a benefit concert of Broadway show music at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall.
It is the first of four signature events that the non-profit will sponsor as part of its 30th anniversary fundraising campaign to help grant wishes for more than 150 local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“Frank and Friends” will be headlined by legendary Broadway composer and songwriter Frank Wildhorn. Known for both his musicals and popular songs Wildhorn became the first composer to have three Broadway musicals running on Broadway simultaneously: "Jekyll and Hyde," "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "The Civil War." Scheduled to appear with Wildhorn at the concert will be Rob Evan; Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $175 and can be ordered by visiting the Make-A-Wish website or by calling 877-840-0457. Thomas J. Conklin, president and chief executive officer of the chapter. noted that since the chapter was established in 1986, it has helped wishes come true for more than 2,400 children in the Hudson Valley counties of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
“But, over time, the costs of travel, accommodations, meals and other trip expenses have significantly increased, averaging now between $7,500 and $10,000 for each wish child,” Conklin explained. “That makes our 30th anniversary fundraising efforts and the generosity of our supporters more critical to the success of reaching our goal of granting a wish to every eligible child in the Hudson Valley.”
The other 30th anniversary signature events will be the annual Wish Ball on Friday, May 13. On Tuesday, August 30, golf enthusiasts including some prominent individuals will tee off on behalf of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley from the historic Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s golf course. On Sunday, October 30 FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights will host the 11th Annual Walk/Run for Wishes.
As details are finalized, they will be communicated on the website .
For more information about the Hudson Valley Chapter visit their website.