Broadway comes to Big Canoe

Clubhouse in Big Canoe morphs into cabaret (Photo courtesy Courtenay Collins)

Atlanta native Courtenay Collins will bring her cabaret-style performance to Big Canoe’s Legacy of Caring Gala on April 21, in a charity event that is open to the public.

“I will be performing from my favorite Broadway shows. These are songs I love to sing. Some of them are from shows I have been in—'Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ as well as songs from shows I love—'Smokey Je's Cafe,’ ‘Cats,’ and ‘Showboat’ to name a few,” according to Collins, a popular performer in Atlanta. She is scheduled to perform on Broadway show in November.

Collins will be joined by Honorary Chairs Sandy and Jeff Downing and Masters of Ceremony former University of Georgia head football coach Vince Dooley and his wife, Barbara Dooley.

Dress is black-tie optional. Proceeds benefit charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties that focus on the well-being of women and children. Tickets, which include buffet dinner with wine, are available online at for $100 per person. The Tour of Homes and Marketplace—also open to the public—are scheduled for May 18-19. The Legacy of Caring is a program of the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild.

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