5th Annual


    Benefit Concert

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

    Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 5th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 1, 2016 on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets in Times Square. The goal of the concert is to raise financial support to produce a new original album of songs for water safety applicable to children with and without specials needs, awareness of our music, and funds to perform our musical written especially for children with autism and other special needs.

    The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from six states will come together to share the same stage with over 60 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows.

    Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc.

    . Highlights of the Day will include the following:

    • 10:00    Opening
    • Two Little Snowflakes and A Day in the Life of a Child: a Musical Revue songs
    • 11:20   “We Are the World” Broadway performers
    • 12:00   Broadway performers (adult & child actors)
    • 2:00     Special Dance performance with NCDA
    • The Adventures of Zak songs
    • 4:30     Broadway performers (adult & child actors) and preview of coming Broadway show
    • Preview of a new Broadway musical
    • Til 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours, autographed items, etc.
    • Til 5:00 Raffle prizes
    • All Day  Performances by the Magical Music Singing groups
    • All Day  Performances by talented children and groups from six states
    • 6:00     Closing

    Performances by Broadway actors include:

    • Amada Anderson – Spotlight on Cabaret and The Tramp
    • Major Attaway – Aladdin
    • Noah Baird – Matilda
    • Annie Baltic – Mary Poppins
    • Gaby Bradbury – Annie
    • Adriana Braganza – The King and I
    • Amaya Braganza – The King and I
    • Zach Brod – Freckleface
    • Casey Butler – Finding Neverland: The Musical
    • Christian Michael Camporin – Finding Neverland and Matilda
    • Grace Capeless – The Lion King
    • Lynn Masako Cheng – The King and I
    • Adam Christoferson – singer
    • Olivia Chun – The King and I
    • Casey Erin Clark – Les Miserables
    • Hana Colley – The King and I
    • Ben Cook – Tuck
    • Lilyana Cornell – Les Miserables
    • Samantha Cutler – Billy Elliot
    • Alex Dreier – Finding Neverland, Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliot
    • Peyton Ella – NBC The Sound of Music Live and Little Princess
    • Avery Oliver Espiritu – The King and I
    • Bonale Fambrini – The King and I
    • Sophia Genusa – Matilda and Dr. Zhivago
    • Akira Golz – Matilda
    • Abigail Dylan Harrison – Ruthless, The Musical
    • James Ignacio – The King and I
    • K’Lynn Jackman – The Lion King
    • Andrew Johnson – Kinky Boots
    • Shahadi Wright Joseph – School of Rock and The Lion King
    • Darius Kaleb – Motown the Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, and Delores & Jermaine
    • Jim Kaplan – The King and I
    • Jake Katzman – Kinky Boots
    • Tari Kelly – Something’s Rotten, Anything Goes, and Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    • Christie Kim – The King and I
    • Ethan Khusidman – School of Rock, Chaplin, and Soul Doctor
    • Corey Mach – Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell, and Footloose: The Musical
    • Tony MarinThe King and I
    • Jibreel Mawry – Motown, the Musical
    • Jack McCarthy – Finding Neverland
    • Dante Melucci – The School of Rock: The Musical
    • Jenny Mollett – The Color Purple
    • Sydney Morton – American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, and Memphis
    • Angeli Negron – Les Miserables
    • Sawyer Nunes – Finding Neverland and Matilda the Musical
    • Shannon O’Boyle – Once
    • Tyrah Syke Odoms – Annie and The Lion King
    • Madeleine Pace – Once
    • Luca Padovan – The School of Rock: The Musical
    • Gabriella Palminteri – Blue Bloods
    • Anthony Pierini – Big Fish, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins
    • Gabby Pizzolo – Fun Home
    • Ellie Poon – A Christmas Story the Musical
    • Sam Poon – The King and I, MacBeth, and Les Miserables
    • William Poon – The King and I & Beauty and the Beast
    • Rachel Resheff – Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek the Musical, and Billy Elliot
    • Christopher Paul Richards – Finding Neverland
    • Taylor Richardson – Smokefall, Annie, A Most Violent Year, and Jack of the Red Hearts
    • Julianna Rigoglioso – Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58
    • Kitana Goyena Rojanatavorn – The King and I
    • Sofia Roma Rubino – School of Rock: The Musical and Matilda: The Musical
    • Isabella Russo – School of Rock: The Musical
    • Sadie Seelert – Mary Poppins and A Little Princess
    • Julian Silva – The Lion King and Les Miserables
    • Eli Tokash – Finding Neverland
    • Nicky Torchia – The King and I
    • Joshua Turchin – Christmas Story
    • Jeremy Villas – Kinky Boots
    • Ashton Woerz – Pippin and Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    • Rocco Wu – The King and I
    • Timothy Yang – The King and I

    Magical Music for Life, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to use music to better the lives of children. Toward this end, MMFL has produced a wide range of musical projects which deliver positive messages to children. These projects include two family musicals (The Adventures of Zak and Russell, the Hermit Crab), which have been performed in professional theaters, schools, and hospitals throughout the northeast. MMFL has written songs for several national well-known charities and children with special needs & autism, as well as the Magical Music singing groups have performed at such venues as the White House, United Nations for the first World Autism Awareness Day, Citi Field Stadium, Tribeca Film Festival, and Times Square. Proceeds from these events have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for children’s charities. This year’s TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE will be Magical Music’s fourth benefit concert involving the participation of hundreds of children. Besides last year’s TUNES, Magical Music for Life produced One Town … One Voice concerts to benefit Stand Up to Cancer and Habitat for Humanity’s Katrina Relief Fund.

    For more information about Magical Music for Life, to hear their original music, or to make a donation supporting their mission of using music to better the lives of children, go to Donations will also be gladly accepted at the event.