This summer, Mobile’s finest performers are taking to the stage and bending the roles!
Announcing the return of “Bent Broadway”, hosted by the Joe Jefferson Playhouse. This event will feature some of Mobile’s greatest singers in a Broadway concert with a twist: Performers singing songs written for the opposite gender!
The purpose of this concert – in addition to a silent auction and donations – is to raise awareness and funds to support the LGBTQ community in Mobile.
Tickets are $25 for general admission to the event and $40 for the VIP experience!
The VIP experience includes: Seating in the front 3 rows to enjoy the show, a pre-event VIP exclusive party, and the opportunity to be the final bidder on all silent auction items!
You can grab your tickets online at JJP’s wesbite: www.joejeffersonplayers.com
Who are we raising money for?
The first beneficiary of this concert is Prism United, a new organization providing social services to LGBTQ youth in Mobile. Those involved have led a weekly support group for LGBTQ youth since 2015 and provided a space for students to feel safe and affirmed. It is the only organization in Mobile dedicated to specifically provide services to LGBTQ youth. In addition to maintaining the group, the hope is to expand their services to include:
– Monthly events, such as game and movie nights
– A library of LGBTQ resources and media
– Assistance with accessing physical and mental health services
– LGBTQ trainings at local schools and universities
– Creating a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth
The second beneficiary is Rainbow Mobile, an LGBTQ community organization with the goal of having a healthier, happier and connected LGBTQ community in Southwest Alabama. Rainbow Mobile is the only organization of its kind, providing listings of LGBTQ-specific and friendly resources, hosting community events, and supporting the LGBTQ community in any way that it can. The ultimate goal of Rainbow Mobile is to open a physical LGBTQ Community Center in Mobile that will help build a strong, healthy, vibrant community and be an agent of change in the world.
Previous sources of funding are no longer available, so this concert and your support are now more crucial than ever. With your contribution, the LGBTQ community throughout the region can continue to receive the support they need and deserve.
Anna Claire Imel