New York, NY – Maestra Music, the Obie Award-winning not-for-profit organization founded by Georgia Stitt, has announced Amplify 2023, its third annual concert and community event. Amplify 2023 will take place both digitally and in person at Chelsea Music Hall on Monday, March 27, 2023, at 8 pm. The event will raise money and highlight Maestra’s programs providing support, visibility, and community for the women and nonbinary music makers in the theatre industry. Tickets for both the in-person event and virtual show are on sale now. In-person tickets to Amplify 2023 begin at $25; registration for the virtual event is free.
Amplify 2023 is written, directed, and hosted by Tony Award nominee and Maestra Advisory Board Member Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!). The evening will feature performances from Baldwin, Ellie Biron (Sacramento Music Circus’ The Secret Garden), Emily Borromeo (The Prom), Kennedy Caughell (Beautiful), Tyler Hardwick (Once on This Island), Bre Jackson (Six), Gizel Jimenez (Tick, Tick…Boom), Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots), Claire Kwon (Almost Famous), Abby Mueller (Six), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), Nicholas Rodriguez (Company), Zoe Sarnak (Larson Award winner), Blake Stadnik (This Is Us), Katie Thompson (Renascence), and Alysha Umphress (On The Town) singing songs from trailblazing composers including Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer, Cyndi Lauper, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray and Allee Willis, Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, Julia Riew, Zoe Sarnak, and many more!
“For the past two years, Amplify has inspired, educated, and entertained audiences both in person and online. Maestra’s exploding membership, plentiful resources, and vibrant support make the world a better place for music. This year, we are excited to connect once again and celebrate our extraordinary community of writers and musicians with the help of some special guests,” said Kate Baldwin in a statement. Founder Georgia Stitt added, “We spend so much time at Maestra talking about music and musicians, but Amplify is my favorite celebration of the year because we let the music do the talking for us! I am so grateful for this fantastic team and can't wait to share this night with our community of Maestra supporters and allies.”