Phantom of the Opera singer to perform benefit concert at Redmond High

D.C. Anderson, a singer/songwriter and actor currently appearing as Andre in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, will perform a concert of original songs to benefit the Redmond High School Cheer Boosters at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

D.C. Anderson, a singer/songwriter and actor currently appearing as Andre in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, will perform a concert of original songs to benefit the Redmond High School Cheer Boosters at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

The concert will take place at the Redmond High School (RHS) Performing Arts Center, 17272 NE 104th St. Pre-sale tickets are $12 for students and seniors or $15 for adults. Tickets at the door are $18.

For tickets, e-mail or call Deena Polk, deenapolk@hotmail.com or (425) 898-7070 or Terri Whidby, terriwhidby@hotmail.com or (425) 861-8652.

On behalf of the RHS Cheer Boosters, Polk explained, “We have a squad of 27 cheerleaders this year; it is a very diverse squad and expenses are difficult for some. Cheer is an expensive school activity and they don’t receive funds through the school to offset costs. This year’s squad is going to compete in a national competition in California in March.”

Proceeds from this concert and other fundraising activities will help to reduce the cheerleaders’ travel expenses.

The RHS Cheer Squad won a state championship last year and will also host a cheerleading camp for students in grades 1-6 from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the high school.

For more information, visit http://www.redmondmustangcheer.com.

Anderson lived in Seattle from 1971-1981, studying at the Bill Evans Dance Company on Capitol Hill, as well as with Phyllis Legters at Repertory Dancers Northwest and voice teacher Roberta Manion.

He has performed at the Skid Road Theater (“Candide” and “American Primitive”), the Conservatory Theater Company, now called Hugo House (“Fascinating Rhythm”) and at the 5th Avenue Theatre (“The Phantom of the Opera”and “Martin Guerre”).

Anderson remarked, “While working at the Conservatory Theater Company, I befriended technical director Ruth Barton who is now the technical director at Redmond Performing Arts Center at the high school. She is aware that I will often perform concerts of my original songs throughout the country on my ‘dark’ night from ‘Phantom’ and presented the idea of a benefit concert there while I’m in Seattle. It was approved with the beneficiary named as the Cheer Boosters. I’ve never done a concert to benefit a cheerleading squad before and am looking forward to this opportunity to boost the boosters, as well as perform in the beautiful performing arts facility there.”

For more information about D.C. Anderson, visit www.dcanderson.net.