Images of the McCoy Theatre Benefit Concerts 1986-1998 Community home page

Bennett Wood conceived the idea of a benefit to support the McCoy Theatre program in 1985. The first benefit concert, Sondheim and Sondheim,was performed in Season Six of the McCoy Theatre with Memphis theatre artists and College alumni performing. The last benefit performance was Finale, a program of pieces selection from music that was performed in the previous ten concerts McCoy Benefit Performances: Sondheim & Sondheim (December 1986) I Didn't Know Harold Arlen Wrote That (April 1988) Gershwin & Gershwin (April 1989) Lerner & Love (December 1990) Make Someone Happy (1991) Oh Coward! (April 1992) A Cole Porter Show (April 1993) Can't Help Singing:The Music of Jerome Kern (June 1994) Rodgers & Hart (April 1995) The Songs of Irving Berlin (May 1996) Finale (September 1998)

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"Oh Coward"

Sixth Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Eleven, April 1992

A Cole Porter Show: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter

Seventh Annual McCoy Benefit Concert Season Twelve, April 1993

Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern

Eighth Annual Benefit Concert, Season Thirteen, June 1994

Finale. The Best of the Ten McCoy Theatre Benefit Concerts

Eleventh Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Seventeen, September 1998

Gershwin and Gershwin

Third Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Eight, April 1989

I didn't know Harold wrote that

Second Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Seven, April 1988

Lerner and Love

Fourth Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Nine, December 1990

Make Someone Happy, The Songs of Jule Styne

Fifth Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Ten, April 1990

Sondheim and Sondheim

First McCoy Benefit Concert December 1986

The Music of Rodgers and Hart

Ninth Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, season Fourteen, April 1995

The Songs of Irving Berlin

Tenth Annual McCoy Benefit Concert, Season Fifteen, May 1996