The Inaugural ‘A Stroll Down Broadway’ was a grand success and raised $7,000 for the Toowoomba Hospice.
Promotions and Fundraising Manager Mr. Mark Munro said he had goose bumps through and through on opening night and he couldn’t wait until the matinee session on Sunday.
“ I was so proud of the Toowoomba Municipal Band and Choir ‘The Accidentals’ as they all did an outstanding performance in presenting music from many great Broadway shows including ‘Love Changes Everything’ from Lloyd-Webber’s ‘Aspects of Love’, Peter Allen’s ‘I go to Rio’ from ‘Boy from Oz’, ‘I Know him so well’ and ‘Anthem’ from the musical ‘Chess’. The ever popular music of ABBA as seen in ‘Mamma Mia’ was featured in a great medley of their hits.
Mr. Munro also sang the praises of Compere Mr. Robert Ketton, Musical Director Lorraine Fuller, Choral Coach Cherie Macaulay and Choreographer Shannon Gralow who had combined their talents in this production with the whole cast to make it such a success.
All proceeds from the 2 performances have gone to the Toowoomba Hospice to help continue the invaluable free palliative care service for the terminally ill on the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley.
Mr. Munro wanted to pass on the Hospice’s sincere gratitude to: University of Southern Queensland, Empire Theatres, The Glennie School, Bob Horstman, Mark Munro, Renae Coonan, Lorraine Fuller, Leanne Fuller, Ian A Rosenberger, Elizabeth Crook, Matthew Skerman, Stephen Lebsanft, Toowoomba Regional Council’s Community Access Fund, Hospice Volunteers, Municipal Band Volunteers & all media for their support of this event.
Finally to Lisa Skerman who made Mr. Munro’s dream of holding a special ‘Musical Concert’ a reality! “I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time and when I put the idea to Lisa she was more than happy to get the ball rolling by securing the band and creating the ‘Accidentals’ Lisa was and is an absolute Gem…Thank you Lisa!”