Entertaining The Entertainers: Mamma Mia & The Broadway Dance Center Visit The Home
The Actors Fund‘s Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ, is a very special community of unique individuals–people who have dedicated a major portion of their professional lives to performing arts and entertainment. In addition to numerous creative activities, the residents are regularly visited by people who take time out of their busy schedules to bring a little entertainment and friendship to those living at The Home, who — in turn — love to share their fascinating stories with their younger compatriots.
On Valentine’s Day, three cast members from Mamma Mia‘s Broadway Company (Thomasina Gross, Jacob Pinion, and Sydni Beaudoin) joined residents for a lively Question and Answer session. Gathered in The Home’s MusiCares Salon, the trio shared their experiences as current Broadway performers, and asked the older generation to share some of their wisdom. It was — indeed — a fun, informative afternoon! Thanks to Thomasina, Jacob and Sydni for making the Q&A an especially memorable one!
A few days later, on February 20, 11 dancers from New York City’s Broadway Dance Center traveled across the Hudson to visit The Home. The magnificent performers danced to a variety of jazz pieces, impressing the residents with their abilities and keeping them thoroughly entertained. We thank all of them for their time–and for sharing their talents with us!
For more on The Lillian Booth Actors Home, visit our website. And if you’re interested in performing or volunteering at The Home (there are numerous ways you can help!) visit The Fund’s Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more!