Light the Night 2013

Light the Night

Raising much needed funds for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, Light the Night 2013 will be held at City Recital Hall on Monday 28 October.

A musical theatre extravaganza Light the Night features  some of Australia’s most popular musical theatre performers including Grease’s femme fatale Lucy Maunder, drag artiste Trevor Ashley, Red Hot Mama Marika Aubrey, talented songstress Vanessa Raspa, I Will Survive contestant Tom Sharah and musical theatre favourites Tyran Parke and Johanna Allen. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Hosting the 2013 concert will be Light the Night Ambassador and International musical therapist, Jan van de Stool – alter ego of award winning, musical theatre royalty Queenie van der Zandt.

Van de Stool is delighted to be hosting this year’s inspiring event. “From my humble beginnings of drawing the LTN raffle, to co-hosting the concert with other people, whose names I’ve forgotten now, I have had a long association with Light the Night which is why I am the official ambassador of LTN. It is a win/win because I look more charitable and they look more multicultural”.

“There will be some of Australia’s most revered musical theatre artists performing on the night and of course I’ll be there giving expert insights and criticisms to the audience for free. So… that’s nice.”

Light the Night is inspired by Matthew Rennie, a brave young man who fought a three year battle against leukaemia. Unfortunately, Matthew passed away shortly before the 2007 concert. Light the Night was created by Matthew’s two brothers, musical theatre performers Shaun Rennie and Adam Rennie, and friends Monica Smith and Greg Smith.

Funds raised at this event have exceeded $350,000 with all proceeds directed into funding leukaemia research. This year, money raised will fund the Light the Night Research Grant that supports a promising new Gene Control in Acute Leukaemia project being undertaken by St Vincent’s Hospital’s Haematology Research Team.

Light the Night 2013
City Recital Hall – Angel Place, Sydney
Performance: Monday 28 October 2013
Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or online at:

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Image: courtesy of Light the Night