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Posted on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 : 11:19 a.m.

Cabaret concert 'Give Us Room To Read & Space To Sing' benefits literacy, education program

By Roger LeLievre

Singer Erika Henningsen and others from the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department offer a cabaret show Tuesday to benefit the Room to Read program.

The show, “Give Us Room To Read & Space To Sing,” at Kerrytown Concert House, consists of repertoire from musicals that were originally written as novels, such as “Ragtime,” “Oklahoma!,” “Showboat,” “Matilda,” “Peter Pan” and more.

Room to Read is a nonprofit program dedicated to improving literacy and education equality throughout the world by establishing libraries and schools in impoverished areas.

The group’s website pretty much sums it up: “Imagine a world in which every child has access to an education. Room to Read is doing our best to make this dream a reality, one child at a time.”

Here’s a chance to do your part.

“Give Us Room To Read & Space To Sing” takes place at Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Tuesday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15. Details/ reservations at at 734-769-2999.