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‘Back to Broadway’ Benefit Concert Will Aid King of Glory Preschool Scholarship Fund

WILLIAMSBURG — Broadway show tunes will take over the sanctuary at King of Glory Lutheran Church to benefit the King of Glory Preschool Scholarship Fund.

King of Glory, as part of its community outreach, recently began talks of holding a concert series featuring local musicians. As soon as Tiffany Haas heard, she was all in.

On Oct. 7, Haas, star of Broadway’s “Wicked” and King of Glory preschool mom, will share some of her favorite Broadway songs and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, bringing a taste of New York City to Williamsburg.

“They asked if I wanted to be one of the first to head this up and start it. Without a doubt, I said absolutely. They do a lot of free events for the community, so I thought why not?” Haas said.

“It’s a cabaret-style show where I will share Broadway’s recognizable favorites. It’s all interconnected with stories. For those who love musical theater, it’ll give you some really fun insight into, not just the Broadway industry, but also into my favorite composers and interesting stories of how I’ve worked with them,” Haas said.

While the setlist has yet to be finalized, Haas has her must-sings: “Over the Rainbow”, “Popular” and “The Girl in 14G.”

The concert will help raise funds for the King of Glory Preschool Scholarship Fund. According to Michelle Clauberg, director of the preschool, the fund will help families attend the that may be struggling financially. King of Glory Preschool gives out about $25,000 in scholarship money annually.

Tiffany Haas as Glinda in Wicked (Tiffany Haas)

Clauberg is so excited to have Haas open the concert series.

“It is such an honor to be able to work with Tiffany on this. Her level of professionalism and her experiences, just to listen to what she has done in her life is incredible. It means a lot for us, not only as a school, but as a place that we feel Williamsburg can come to and participate in things that aren’t necessarily religiously based,” Clauberg said.

The concert will also feature local musicians who will accompany Haas.

The evening concert is not the only fun slated for the weekend at King of Glory. In the afternoon on Oct. 7, Haas will emcee a sing-a-long for children with Disney favorites. Local high school students will join the celebration, dressed as some beloved characters. The afternoon concert is free and open to the public.

“This is a really fun way to keep King of Glory involved in the community. They have never quite done it in a musical way. I’m thrilled to be the kickoff to this concert series,” Haas said.

Haas is equally excited to expose the area to Broadway, particularly to those who may have never seen a Broadway show themselves.

“Broadway is all about fun. It’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s storytelling. The bottom line is that this evening will be fun. You don’t have to love Broadway to enjoy this event,” Haas said.

The afternoon concert starts at 3 p.m. and the evening concert starts at 7 p.m.. Tickets for the evening concert can be purchased online.

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