By Kathy Collins

Join Actors Against Alzheimer’s for their second annual concert, Broadway Buffet. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Broadway Buffet will be presented on Friday, September 4 at 7 p.m. at Sun City Center United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. in Sun City Center. The show will also be presented on Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church located at 5309 U.S. Hwy 41 N. in Apollo Beach.

Tickets for Broadway Buffet are available at both churches for $10 in advance and $15 at the door or with credit card by calling 789-8271.

Broadway Buffet is a musical feast of lyrics and laughter and includes a sampling of songs and stories from four hit Broadway musicals: Pippin, South Pacific, Into The Woods and Annie Get Your Gun.

Brian Kleinschmidt, host and director of Broadway Buffet, will be joined by local favorites Ellen Kleinschmidt, Kathy Straub, Michael Peacock, Mika McGee and Teri Council. Special guest, Caroline Howard, who at age 12 has already appeared on the New York stage and in professional regional theaters, rounds out the talented cast.

The inspiration for this annual benefit concert comes from Ellen. ”My mother is living with Alzheimer’s Disease and my father is her caregiver. This concert is a way to honor their amazing strength as they are both living in the throes of a disease that is affecting over five million people and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States,” explained Ellen.

“Last year, because of the success of our benefit concert, our walk team was the top team fundraiser in the SouthShore Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Through last year’s benefit alone we raised over $6,000, all of which was donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. With two concerts this year at two different locations, we hope to double that,” added Ellen.

For information about the show, to donate or to join Actors Against Alzheimer’s, contact Ellen Kleinschmidt at or call 789-8271. To make a donation, forward a check made payable to The Alzhe

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