John and Erin Cabaret Productions is partnering with Autism Advocate Heather Eibach and the Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation (PLCTA) to present a unique and fun way to raise awareness and much-needed funding. “Have a Heart for Autism: A Spectrum of Love” is a benefit cabaret show starring company producers John Baldino and Erin Canedy, featured performer Jonathan Alunni and Eibach as a special guest performer. Linda Houck will serve as music director and accompanist.
The show will explore the various stages of love through the lyrics and notes of musical theater. Taking a look at everything from puppy love to requited love, this cabaret includes old Broadway favorites and comical off-Broadway comedy numbers.
The show runs one night only: Saturday, April 6 at Grace Episcopal Church, 104 Laurel Drive Scranton, at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an autism awareness and education fair beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at ourcabaret.com or by phone at 1.800.838.3006. They are good for admission to the fair and the show. All net proceeds go directly to PLCTA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
“This is a project I have wanted to do for a long time. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I wanted to celebrate the special love we have for the people in our lives who are affected by this condition,” said Eibach. “I also wanted the opportunity to educate people about the realities of autism in a comfortable, friendly environment.”
“This will be fun for the whole family and something for everyone,” remarks Baldino. “The show will present a very wide variety of music and really tug at your heartstrings when you’re not laughing out loud. I co-founded this company eight years ago to offer charities an alternative way to create awareness and raise funds, so Erin and I are just thrilled to be helping Heather and PLCTA.”