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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

This performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.

Since 1970, French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts has been a champion of the arts and arts education. The camp gives every child an individualized summer experience all while producing close to sixty full-scale musicals and plays. No wonder it has been the home away from home to thousands of performers for decades, including some of your favorite Broadway stars! French Woods just celebrated its 51st summer, and the camp is going stronger than ever!

Join some of French Woods’s prominent alumni for this annual night of story and song as they reminisce about a time before Broadway. See your favorite performers and theater professionals sing the roles they played in their youth and discuss some of their favorite French Woods memories. Before they were working on the Great White Way, they may have been playing Fanny Brice at age fourteen or a pre-pubescent Tevye!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Hancock French Woods Arts Alliance, a foundation that helps fund scholarships for young artists.

Hosted by Michael Kushner

Produced by Jen Sandler and Michael Kushner

Music directed by Matthew Stern


Andrew Adams
Paloma Aisenberg (Viva La Vida! Frida Kahlo)
Christina Ames (American Idol, A Christmas Carol)
Jonah-Skai Boonswang
Haylie Christiano
A special video appearance by Lauryn Ciardullo (Disney’s Aladdin)
Natalie Cohen
Sasha Cohen
Zach Degen
Tony® Award nominee Melissa Errico (My Fair Lady, High Society)
Alex Eisenberg (Something Rotten!)
Zach Eisenberg (Disney’s Newsies)
Jacob Fisch
Josh Freilich
Jon Gellert
Jamie Goodson
Sophie Glenn
Lisa Graye (Romeo & Bernadette, Friends! The Musical Parody)
Mara Jill Herman (Jesus Christ Superstar, Disney On Classic)
A special video appearance by Lee Kasper (You Can’t Take It With You, Harvey)
Caroline Lellouche (We Are The Tigers)
Sam Reinhard
Celia Mei Rubin (Matilda, The Great Comet)
A special video appearance by Eli Schildkraut
DeAndre Sevon (A Beautiful Noise)
Becca Supcoff
Talia Suskauer (Wicked)
Matt Windman (AM New York)

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Fri, Nov 3 :9:30 pm
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