SOMC musical to support breast cancer fund

Theatre enthusiasts will soon have the opportunity to enjoy some of their favorite Broadway tunes while also supporting local breast cancer patients.

Southern Ohio Medical Center, in association with the Portsmouth Little Theatre, the SOMC Service Guild and MIX 99.3, will present ‘The World Goes Round’ at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at the Portsmouth Little Theatre. All proceeds earned will go towards the SOMC Breast Cancer Compassion Fund.

The World Goes Round is a collection of songs from Kander and Ebb, the songwriting duo behind classic shows such as Chicago, Cabaret and New York, New York.

The show is being produced and directed by SOMC’s Dr. Vincent Scarpinato. Saturday night’s performance will also feature special guest Faith Esham.

“The World Goes ‘Round will allow audiences to see great local talents performing some of their favorite songs, but it also supports a great cause in the SOMC Breast Cancer Compassion Fund,” Dr. Scarpinato said. “The fund helps breast cancer patients cover the costs of basic necessities. It can help pay for utilities, medications, transportation or whatever else the patient may need.”

General admission tickets are $25 each and are currently on sale at Hatti Beasley’s, Market Street Café and the Port City Café and Pub. For more information about the show, or about special VIP ticket packages, please call Glenda Cordle at 740-356-2552.