Upstage Lung Cancer has been staging performances since 2008. Below are some of our recent past productions.
3rd ANNUAL CONCERT
SING OUT! To Upstage Lung Cancer
Performed May 20, 2016
An inspirational evening of music where we struck a chord to raise awareness of the changing face of lung cancer. Featured:
The doctor musicians of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet
The Bo and Bill Winiker Jazz Trio
Peking and the Mystics, a Capella group
Linda Marks, Singer/Songwriter & Dave Birkin (Sax) with young singer, Claire McFarland
Hildy Grossman, of The Follen Angels with Greg Woodsbie (keyboard)
Northern Lights, young a Capella singers
Popular WBZ radio host, Jordan Rich, emcee, joined guest speakers Dr. Deborah Morosini, leading pathologist and sister of the late Dana Reeve, and K.C. Oakley of Jill’s Legacy for an unforgettable night of song. The evening also featured an Opportunity Drawing which included a 50/50 drawing, 2 Red Sox tickets, and gift certificates from Boston restaurants. Our partners are the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Concert proceeds supported the ALCMI Young Lung Genome Project.
Renowned vocalists and media personalities from around New England gathered in Boston to celebrate the music of the “chairman of the board”, Frank Sinatra, on the eve of his 100th birthday. Joyce Kulhawik, was joined onstage by Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John F. King, Paula Markowicz, and Scott Wahle. With Lisa Rafferty (director), Catherine Stornetta (music director), and Michelle Hayes (choreographer).
SING OUT! Youth Music Festival A Coast-to-Coast Effort Using Music to Fight Lung Cancer
Performed March 22, 2015
Talented young musicians used their breath and voices to deliver a message that ANYONE CAN GET LUNG CANCER, regardless of age. The program included three a cappella groups: Testostertones, Note-a-fy and Perfect Pitch; as well as The Unity Gospel Choir of Northeastern University and Sociedad Latina Youth Leaders of Boston. The Emcee for the event was WBZ radio personality, Jordan Rich. In addition, Deborah Morosini, MD, Hildy Grossman and Jim Swaim joined Wendy Covell and special guests.
“Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” Celebrates the music of Dean Martin and the Rat Pack
Performed October 28, 2014
Dean Martin died of lung cancer in 1995, but in this performance, we celebrated his wit and love of life through his music. Joyce Kulhawik, emcee, joined our talented cast: Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, and Scott Wahle. With Lisa Rafferty (director), Timothy Evans (music director), and Ilyse Robbins (choreographer).