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Stagedoor Actors Sing Broadway Tunes for a Cause (Photos)

Community theater veterans under the direction of Domin Pazo, organized by Stagedoor Performing Art’s Josie Costa, performed “A History of Broadway” for diners at the Seffner Relay For Life banquet on Oct. 3.

 

Actors young and old said they volunteered to sing Broadway tunes at the Oct. 3 fundraiser for the 2013 Seffner Relay For Life because of a personal drive to fight for a cure.

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Ethan Richardson, a student at Mulrennan Middle School, was among them, as he talked backstage seated next to his uncle, community theater veteran Allen Richardson.

"I really have a heart for that [raising money for cancer research] because I've had family die from cancer," he said. "I want them to find a cure for cancer. Everybody does."

Count among them Domin Pazo, who directed "A History of Broadway," presented at the Seffner Relay For Life fundraiser.

"We're all very busy, I'm right in the middle of directing a show in Plant City," he said. So frankly, he added, nobody really had time to perform a weekday show.

"But it's for cancer," he said. "They asked and we were willing to help."

George Northrup, who recently moved to the Greater Brandon area from Ocala, was in attendance, a community theater veteran with some "20 to 30 years" of stage experience.

"This group is good," he said, during an intermission from the Broadway revue. "They all have great voices and I'm jealous because I can't do it anymore."

Northrup said he was in attendance at the fundraiser with a group from the YMCA's Silver Sneakers program.

"My wife and I are avid theater-goers and I said, 'Who's going to buy a table?' " he said. "And we all worked up to buying a table. It's for a good cause."

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