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Broadway at Bethlehem

Dietz Osborne

Broadway at Bethlehem returns with an incredible salute to fifty years of Broadway hits on Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of Bethlehem United Methodist Church off Hillsboro Road in the Grassland Community of Franklin.

One of broadwayworld.com’s top Nashville performers of the year, Dietz Osborne, is returning as host for the popular Broadway revue which has sold out each year.

“Incredible singers from across the region, including one returning from the London School of Musical Theatre, will be joining us for a spectacular night of entertainment. It is a fun night of Broadway hits which helps the Bethlehem Players underwrite their upcoming spring production of “Southern Fried Funeral,” Osborne said.

Slated to perform to date are international artist Jennifer Richmond, off-Broadway performer Megan Murphy, Disney/Pixar artist Kandace (Williams) Christian, regional artist Mike Baum and noted writer/musician Bryan Ward. Osborne said there are also several special surprise guests as well.

Tickets are now on sale for $15 per person which includes the Broadway revue, a dessert extravaganza and silent auction. Some of the auction items include stunning faux finished furniture pieces by award-winning faux artisans Bell & Tucker, Amy Grant’s new autographed CD, tickets for Chaffins Barn Dinner Theatre, Towne Centre Theatre and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as a “Julie and Julia” movie package and Famous Dave and Valentino’s dinner certificates.. For more information, 615-791-6456, ext. 2 or drama@bethlehemumc.com.

The Broadway revue benefits the upcoming production of “Southern Fried Funeral,” by Osborne and Eppler, set for March 12-20 at Bethlehem UMC. The Bethlehem Players have been presenting quality, family entertainment for over a decade and will be launching their first world premier of this hilarious, southern comedy in March.

For more information, visit www.bethlehemumc.com or check out the Bethlehem Players on Facebook.

Celebrating their 13th year of exceptional family entertainment, the Bethlehem Players is an outreach effort of Grassland area Bethlehem United Methodist Church. The Players were founded by BUMC Music and Arts Director Harry Robinson as a community outreach and a unique version of “church softball.” Since its inception, the Bethlehem Players have successfully staged for packed audiences “Sound of Music,” “Father of the Bride,” “Music Man,” “Fiddler On The Roof,” “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Neil Simon’s Rumors,” and “Bad Year for Tomatoes.”