Church of Scientology hosts musical theatre mixed with cabaret evening bringing together the two worlds of musicals and Broadway classics.
The Church of Scientology hosted the first Musical Theatre Writers’ Night and Cabaret, which fused the Nashville-style writers’ night with New York City-style cabaret, so included both songs from new musicals as well as Broadway classics and standards.
“Our purpose is to help artists,” says Corinne Sullivan, president of the church, who continues, “When you elevate the artist, you uplift the entire community.”
Arranged by The Actors Reading Room, the event included performances by the Belmont Senior Musical Theatre Class, Steve Kennedy on piano and featured guest artist Mallory Gleason Mundy.
Sullivan opened the event by introducing attendees to L. Ron Hubbard, who founded Scientology and was also a musician and performer himself. She showed them the book “Music Maker: Composer and Performer,” which details Hubbard’s lifelong pursuit as a musical director, arranger, performer and composer and includes articles written by him on the subject of music.
“We were happy to host this night of theatre, music and fun,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the church. “We have a commitment to the artists and creative people of Nashville.” The next event of this kind will be held in March. For more information on the church, visit www.scientology.org.