Axial Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Party


Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Axial Theatre Fundraiser April 16 Sings Sondheim, Stages Live Auction, and Announces Acting Scholarship

 Westchester, N.Y. — Axial Theatre’s annual spring fundraiser is coming to ArtsWestchester in White Plains for a tuneful evening on Saturday, April 16, from 7-10 p.m.

The professional theater company and acting conservatory, which operates out of Pleasantville (N.Y.), will showcase selections from Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning Broadway musical Company; serve gourmet bites and libations; and stage a live auction featuring one-week getaways in private homes in sunny Sarasota, Florida, and Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean coastline of the Italian Riviera.

The evening will include a touching tribute to announce the Lori Sachare Memorial Acting Scholarship, honoring a talented actor and treasured friend of the Axial/HMA family.

The musical selections of the Tony award-winning Company will be sung by Axial Company members Aisling Mulhern, Duane Rutter and Susan Ward; and Jean Garner, Marilyn Collazo, and Brenda Hettmansberger of Howard Meyer’s Acting (HMA) program. They will be accompanied on piano by Dan Forman, also of HMA. There will be a cornucopia of gourmet bites, both savory and sweet, wine, beer and other beverages.

The live auction will be led by Bruce “The Blog” Apar, Westchester media personality and Axial board member, who is enrolled in Howard Meyer’s Acting (HMA) program.

Tickets for the benefit are $40 and include all food and beverages. ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. For ticket information, visit Axial Theatre’s Facebook page or website at; or contact Axial at [email protected].



Founded in 1999, Axial Theatre is a professional theater company that presents contemporary theatrical hits; timeless stage classics; and original works in mainstage spring and fall productions plus a series of book-in-hand staged readings. Howard Meyer’s Acting program offers beginner through master acting classes for tweens through through adults as well as workshops focusing on such areas as voice, movement, auditions and improvisation. Playwriting classes are taught by award-winning playwright Gabrielle Fox.

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Bruce Apar
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Evelyn Mertens
914.263.9129 (cell)
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Event Location and Ticket Information

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31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$40 - General Admission

Presenter: Axial Theatre
Presenter Phone: (914) 286-7680
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