Broadway stalwart Sutton Foster, who went from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" to "Young Frankenstein" to "Shrek: The Musical" and beyond, headlines "Shine a Light on Children's Mental Health," a benefit concert for the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield Country Feb. 12 at Westport Country Playhouse.
Sutton (whose non-movie-based musicals include "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "violet") will do an hourlong set. Other performers include two Connecticut-raised boys-made-good, Adam Christoferson (the singer/songwriter and recent East Haven mayoral candidate who also runs his own Musical Intervention program to develop "positive coping skills" through songwriting) and Adam Kaplan of Broadway's "Newsies," and vocal ensembles from Brien McMahon High School, Broadway Bootcamp, Greens Farm Academy, Music Theatre of Connecticut, New Canaan High School, Staples High School, Weston High School, Wilton High School and Wiremill Academy.
The 7:30 p.m. performance is preceded by a 6 p.m.VIP cocktail reception also featuring Foster. $150 for the show and reception, $40-$100 concert only. 25 Powers Court, Westport. 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.