By Elizabeth Lenart | Contributor
As Broadway’s longest-running show of all time comes to a close at The Majestic Theatre in New York City, these former Phantom of the Opera stars will present “A Look Behind the Curtain: Songs and Stories from Broadway” at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre
Jewish Family Service announces Broadway legends Sandra Joseph and Ron Bohmer will headline this year’s Just for Show fundraising event with “A Look Behind the Curtain: Songs and Stories from Broadway,” on Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., at The Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. The event provides critical support for Jewish Family Service programs and services. Event co-chairs are couples Anita and Todd Chanon and Michael Kaufman and Durward Watson.
Sandra Joseph’s legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned ten years and over 1,500 performances. She holds the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. (After 35 years, The Phantom of the Opera will hold its final Broadway performance on April 16.) Additionally, Joseph is a #1 international Amazon bestselling author and a TEDx and keynote speaker. She has appeared on many national broadcasts including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, The Early Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?
In a career spanning over 25 years in Broadway productions, Ron Bohmer has starred as the Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera, Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard, Enjolras in Les Misérables, Coach Bolton in the cultural phenomenon Disney’s High School Musical, Sir Percival Glyde in The Woman in White, and as the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel (National Broadway Theatre Award Nomination). His most recent Broadway roles include Prophet Joseph Smith in the mega-hit The Book of Mormon; Frid in the Tony- nominated revival of A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch; and Father in the Tony-nominated revival of Ragtime.
Joseph and Bohmer met and fell in love while starring in The Phantom of the Opera. The two were married in June 2002, almost five years after meeting onstage. Today, they perform together during keynotes, concerts, and client events either in-person or virtually from their home in San Diego.
“We are so excited to bring Sandra Joseph and Ron Bohmer to Dallas for what will be such a beautiful, fun, and memorable evening,” said Cathy Barker, CEO, Jewish Family Service. “They are delightful and extremely talented and bring a new focus to our Just for Show event, which previously featured comedy. Without question, our attendees will be captivated by their talent, and this amazing evening will raise critical dollars for our mission to provide effective and accessible, whole-person care that promotes lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community.”
Individual tickets may be purchased for $150, and sponsorships begin at $1,800. A limited number of young adult tickets (for those ages 35 and under) are available for $50.
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is a nonsectarian mental health and social services nonprofit that has served anyone regardless of age, race, religion, or ability to pay for more than 72 years. Their mission is to provide effective and accessible whole-person care that promotes lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community. JFS Dallas offers programs to the community such as individual age-appropriate counseling, family violence intervention, support for older adults, transportation services for disabled or homebound, a client-choice food pantry, and emergency financial assistance. The agency’s comprehensive services impacted over 30,000 lives last year. Jfsdallas.org