Songs and spa­ghet­ti help women’s shel­ter

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It is a fun­drai­ser that, in the long run, will aid Vau­dreuil-Do­rion­wo­men’sshel­terLaPas­se­relle.

TheHud­sonMu­sicC­lub­will­hostAnE­ve­ning of Spa­ghet­ti and Song this wee­kend fea­tu­ring their well-knownHud­sonMu­sic Club Sin­gers. The event gets un­der­way at 6 p.m. at the Hud­son Com­mu­ni­tyCentre, 394, rue Main in Hud­son, onSa­tur­day, Sep­tem­ber25.

Di­rec­tor Shei­la En­gel Katz pro­mises a night of good food and great mu­sic, with all pro­ceeds (ti­ckets $20 for mem­bers, $22 ge­ne­ral pu­blic) hel­ping the non-pro­fit mu­sic club mount its an­nual spring pro­duc­tion.

And this year’s show is one the club is put­ting en­or­mous ef­fort in­to as it’s their 50th an­ni­ver­sa­ry pro­duc­tion. The Drow­sy Cha­pe­rone will de­but in March 2011. The fast-pa­ced mu­si­cal co­me­dy made its Broad­way­de­but in2006and­won­fi­veTo­nyA­wards.

Each year the Hud­sonMu­sic Club, which has been run­ning since the late 1950s, puts on im­pres­sive mu­si­cal theatre shows fea­tu­ring ta­len­ted actors, sin­gers, stages and cos­tumes. Ama­ture but high­ly ta­len­ted mem­bers of the club range in age from chil­dren to adults well in­to their se­nior years.

TheHMCis open to allw­ho pass an aud­ti­tion or vo­lun­teer their time beind the scenes.

It prides it­self on being the on­ly com­mu­ni­ty threatre in the Montreal area de­vo­ted to En­glish­mu­si­cal theatre pro­duc­tions.

Over the years, the HMC has do­na­ted pro­ceeds from its spring show to lo­cal cha­ri­ties. Since 2008, La Pas­se­relle has been its pre­mier cha­ri­ty. The shel­ter helps­wo­me­nand chil­dren vic­tims of conju­gal vio­lence. To buy ti­ckets for AnE­ve­nin­gof Spa­ghet­tiandSong, call4504248293ore­mail­hud­son­mu­sic­club@gmail.com.

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