Survivor, The Musical, a fundraiser featuring prominent local figures as cast members, raised more than $50,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster.
Deb Lapointe of HealthAlliance Hospital was named the “sole survivor” after defeating other contestants during the Jan. 17 Theatre at the Mount production. Singing, dancing, acting, puzzles and trivia were all part of the competition.
Assigned to the tribes “Rodgers” and “Hammerstein,” the contestants tried to “out sing, out perform and out shine” the competition. Other members of the cast included Jim Adams, President Daniel Asquino, Nick Capasso, Dawn Casavant, Suzanne Farias, Tony Mercadante, Kelli Rooney, Doug Peterson, Lisa Lastella, Donata Martin, Bill Aubuchon, Jane Flanagan, Deb Mercadante, Tina Sbrega, Chris Hendry, Greg Clement and Joan Moran.
The event has gained the support of numerous area businesses and organizations that have signed on as sponsors. In addition to MWCC, Diamond Sponsors include Aubuchon Hardware and Dunkin’ Donuts. Platinum sponsors include Fidelity Bank, Heat Trace Products, Heywood Hospital, IC Federal Credit Union, Rollstone Bank & Trust, and Webster First Federal Credit Union. Gold Sponsors include Bemis Associates, Inc., GFA Federal Credit Union, HealthAlliance Hospital, Justin and Ashleigh Gelinas, Leominster Credit Union, Medical Associates Pediatrics and Workers’ Credit Union. Table sponsors include Anderson, Bagley & Mayo Insurance, Dr. Daniel M. Asquino, Enterprise Bank, Fitchburg State University, Molds International & Consulting Co., Inc., Research Results, Inc., and the Sentinel and Enterprise.
“We’re very grateful to the community for all of the support,” said Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Donata Martin.
Several club members also attended the event. “The Boys & Girls Club is amazing,” said Grace Kirrane. “We have so much fun there. This show is a great opportunity for the Boys and Girls Club, and we would like to thank everyone.”
Since 2001, the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster has worked in youth development with young people ages 8 to 18 from many economic, social and family circumstances. In August 2008, the organization consolidated its Fitchburg and Leominster clubhouses to a location just off Route 2 on the Fitchburg-Leominster line. The new, state-of-the art club is located in a former private school on eight acres adjacent to the Doyle Conservation Center operated by The Trustees of Reservations and features numerous classrooms, meeting places, a full gymnasium, a teen center and plenty of outdoor play and study areas.