Congratulations Marissa Pineda for your participation in such a great event for a great cause. Marissa, a student at GCAA, represented the school and St. Louis youth in a benefit event for children with severe and chronic illnesses. St. Louis, Missouri - On August 2, at 7:30 p.m., a performance entitled Kids' Kabaret: A Broadway Inspired Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center will be held at the beautiful Ivory Theatre at 7620 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111. Sam Poon is turning thirteen years old, and instead of a party, he is returning to St. Louis from NYC to perform in a show with many of his friends to raise money for the hospital that saved his life as an infant. Sam suffered from pertussis (whooping cough) and was septic as a young infant thus suffering a cardiac arrest. The doctors and nurses at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center saved his life. Rather than receiving gifts for his first teenage birthday, he would much rather give a gift for the children of SSM Cardinal Glennon. Sam Poon( Les Miserables Nat'l Tour, Billy Elliot Nat'l Tour, Macbeth) has an extensive background in performance, having started performing at the MUNY at age six, then going on to National Tours, Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The David Letterman Show, national commercials, and recently a feature film entitled Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman. Christian Probst( Disney's The Little Mermaid Papermill Playhouse), a drama student at Yale University, and actor with extensive local and regional credits, will be the Master of Ceremonies and host for the evening. Joining Sam by donating their time and talents to the performance are: Maria Knasel( Billy Elliot, White Christmas National Tours), Maddie Barnes(Billy Elliot National Tours),Jenna Iacono (How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nat'l Tours, voice of Libby Light Sprite on Nickelodeon's Wallykazam), Simone Daley, Abbie Pineda, Marissa Pineda, Grace Jegle, Caroline Robinson, Evan Robinson, Rosie Page, Maddie Wansong, William Poon, and Ellie Poon. These children have performed at The MUNY, STAGES St. Louis, The Repertory Theater, National Broadway Tours and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The show will consist of musical theater songs and dances from beloved shows such as Nine, Working, Hairspray, A Christmas Story, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney's The Jungle Book. The cost of the event is $25 per ticket. All proceeds go directly to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.