Past Performances

Upstage Lung Cancer has been staging performances since 2008—that’s 12 years of raising funds for lung cancer research! Below are some of our recent past productions, with a link to the full performance.

A Musical Tribute to Walt Disney cast
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2019 | Fall Concert

When you Wish Upon a Star
A Musical Tribute to Walt Disney

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Brian De Lorenzo, James Fernandez, Hildy Grossman, Michael Hammond, Paula Markowicz; with guest singer, Candy O’Terry

Guest Speaker Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Director / Choreographer Michael Hammond

Music Director Steve Heck

Writer / Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

From Lady Day to Lady Gaga cast
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2019 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

Here’s to the Ladies
From Lady Day to Lady Gaga

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers The Follen Angels; International jazz/pop/and cabaret artists: Hildy Grossman (vocals), Shinichi Otsu (keyboard), Ririka Masuda (sax), Ken Dantzig (drums), Mike Ball (bass), Mike Williams (guitar), with Annie Sharkey (vocals) and Northeastern A Capella group, Unisons

Guest Speaker Jacob Sands, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Stephen Huff, lung cancer survivor

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

Show Stopping Women cast
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2018 | Fall Concert

Barbra, Bette and Bernadette
Show Stopping Women

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Michael Hammond, Paula Markowicz, Candy O’Terry

Guest Speakers Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Danielle Hicks for Bonnie Addario, patient advocate

Director / Choreographer Michael Hammond

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writer / Producer /Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

In Love with Gershwin and Cole Porter cast
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2018 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

I Got Rhythm
In Love with Gershwin and Cole Porter

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers The Follen Angels; International jazz/pop/and cabaret artists: Hildy Grossman (vocals), Shinichi Otsu (keyboard), Ririka Masuda (sax), Ken Dantzig (drums), Mike Ball (bass), Milt Reder (guitar), with Annie Sharkey (vocals) and Northeastern A Capella group, Unisons

Guest Speakers Jacob Sands, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Steven Young, Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

Songs Where the Science Is cast
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2017 | Fall Concert

From Bench to Broadway
Songs Where the Science Is

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Michael Hammond, Paula Markowicz, Candy O’Terry, and guest Sheree Dunwell

Guest Speakers Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Anne E. Deconinck, PhD, Executive Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writer / Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

Classic Rock & Roll Lives On cast
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2017 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

The Sensational ’60s
Classic Rock & Roll Lives On

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers The Follen Angels; International jazz/pop/and cabaret artists: Hildy Grossman (vocals), Shinichi Otsu (keyboard), Rick Stone (sax), Ken Dantzig (drums), Sven Larson (bass), Fran McConville (guitar), Christina Lacoste (back-up vocals) and A Capella groups, NU Downbeats and Custom Blend

Guest Speakers Geoffrey Oxnard, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Anna Plaza, Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

Celebrating The First Lady of Song cast
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2016 | Fall Concert

Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrating The First Lady of Song

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John King, Paula Markowicz, Davron Monroe

Guest Speaker Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Diector Lisa Rafferty

Choreographer Russell Garrett

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writers Hildy Grossman and Lisa Rafferty

Producers / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

 cast
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2016 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

Sing Out to Upstage Lung Cancer

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers The Longwood Symphony Quintet, Peking and the Mystics, Bo and Bill Winiker Trio, Northern Lights, with Linda Marks (vocals, keyboard), Claire McFarland (vocals), Dave Berkin (sax), Hildy Grossman (vocals), and Greg Woodsbie (piano)

Guest Speakers Deborah Morosini, MD, and sister of Dana Reeve, and Anna Plaza, Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

Celebrating Sinatra’s Centennial cast
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2015 | Fall Concert

High Hopes
Celebrating Sinatra’s Centennial

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John King, Paula Markowicz, Scott Wahle

Guest Speakers Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Janet McCarthy, lung cancer survivor

Director Lisa Rafferty

Choreographer Michelle Hayes

Music Director Catherine Stornetta

Writers Hildy Grossman and Lisa Rafferty

Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

A Coast-to-Coast Effort Using Music to Fight Lung Cancer cast
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2015 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

Sing Out! Youth Music Festival
A Coast-to-Coast Effort Using Music to Fight Lung Cancer

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers Sounds Chasers Rock Band from Winchester Music School, Perfect Pitch, Testostertones, Note-a-fy, A Capella Groups from Brookline (MA) High School, and Sociedad Latina Youth Leadership Band from Boston, MA

Guest Speakers James Swaim, Upstage Lung Cancer, vice president and Kelcey Harrison, Jill’s Legacy

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

The Music of Dean Martin and The Rat Pack cast
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2014 | Fall Concert

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
The Music of Dean Martin and The Rat Pack

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, Scott Wahle

Guest Speakers Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Director Lisa Rafferty

Choreographer Ilyse Robbins

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writers Hildy Grossoman and Lisa Rafferty

Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

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2014 | Spring "Sing Out!" Concert

First Sing Out! Youth Music Festival

Hosted by WBZ-radio personality, Jordan Rich

Performers Perfect Pitch, Testostertones, Note-a-fy, The Next Best Western, A Capella Groups from Brookline (MA) High School, Northeastern University’s Unity Gospel Ensemble, Voices of Boston (youth chorus, formerly known as PALS), with Hildy Grossman (vocals) and Wendy Covell (keyboard)

Guest Speakers James Swaim, Upstage Lung Cancer, vice president and Natalya De Robertis-Theye, Jill’s Legacy

Producer / Artistic Director / Stage Director Hildy Grossman

The Life And Music of Alan J. Lerner cast
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2013 | Fall Concert

I Could Have Danced All Night
The Life And Music of Alan J. Lerner

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, Scott Wahle

Guest Speaker Deborah Morosini, MD

Director Lisa Rafferty

Choreographer Leigh Barrett

Musical Director Timothy Evans

Writers Hildy Grossman and Lisa Rafferty

Producer/ Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

The Music of Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney cast
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2012 | Fall Concert

Unforgetacle
The Music of Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, Scott Wahle

Guest Speakers Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute; and Rebecca Heist, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director / Choreographer Ilyse Robbins

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writers Hildy Grossman and Lisa Rafferty

Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein cast
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2011 | Fall Concert

An Evening with Lenny
A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Scott Wahle

Guest Speaker Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Director / Choreographer Ilyse Robbins

Music Director Timothy Evans

Writer / Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

Celebrate the Songs of Frank Loesser cast
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2010 | Fall Concert

Guys and Dolls
Celebrate the Songs of Frank Loesser

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Scott Wahle

Guest Speaker Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Choreographer / Director Ilyse Robbins

Music Director Doug Hammer

Writer / Producer / Artistic Director Hildy Grossman

 cast
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2009 | Fall Concert

Life is a Cabaret

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic, Joyce Kulhawik

Cast Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Kathy St. George, Krisanthi Pappas

Guest Speaker Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Director / Producer / Artistic Director / Writer Hildy Grossman

Musical Director Timothy Evans

CAUSE OF DEATH: Lung Cancer

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

Comic Actor, Filmmaker, Producer

Oct 4, 1895 - Feb 1, 1966
Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday

French Rock 'n Roll icon

June 15, 1943 - Dec 6, 2017
Dana Reeves

Dana Reeves

Actress, Activist for Disabilities

Mar 17, 1961 - Mar 6, 2006
John Updike

John Updike

Author, Art & Literary Critic

Mar 18, 1932 - Jan 27, 2009
Steve MaQueen

Steve McQueen

Actor
King of Cool

Mar 24, 1930 - Nov 7, 1980