HERE I AM in Concert hits 54 below next month

54 BELOW, the Broadway Supper Club, features Samantha Roberts and the company of Something Better Productions in Here I Am in Concert! Friday, September 2. A new musical created by Christian Cantrell and Samantha Roberts. With music and lyrics by Christian Cantrell and Samantha Roberts and a book by Christian Cantrell, Here I Am follows a group of young adults as they navigate their relationships in an age of social media addiction. We explore how people treat each other in the modern era, the toxic and unhealthy relationships that occur, and the pressures put on Scarlett, both intentional and unintentional.

Samantha Roberts will perform and direct a cast of artists including Alexia Correa (an original Forget I Said Anything cast member), Jack Baugh, Lauren Lyons, Thomas McFerran, Francesca Panzara, Jett Gomez and Nikolai Granados. Musical director and conductor, Christian Cantrell is joined by Zachary Larson on guitar, Andy Hainz on bass, Karoline Thomas on violin and Matthew DeMaria on drums. Directed and technically directed by Emily Hardy.

Samantha Roberts in Here I Am plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on February 21 at 7 p.m. There is a $25-65 cover charge and a $25 minimum for food and beverages. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Day of show tickets after 4:00 p.m. are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Samantha Roberts (she/her) is a graduate of Temple University where she earned a BFA in Musical Theater. Some of her performance credits include: Mrs./Betty us (Sunday in the Park with George), Ensemble (Age of Power), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Lead performer (Just Getting Started) and Woman 1 (Forget I say anything). His directing and choreography credits include: Forget I Said Anything, Just Getting Started, The Quartet, Betrayal, Seussicial and Godspell. She is incredibly passionate about musical theater and strives to create non-conforming theater that can be narrated by anyone and remain universal. She is also a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate and loves teaching self defense. She is a proudly Certified Covid Compliance Officer who recently worked in Paradise Square at the Barrymore Theatre.

In April 2019, Something Better Productions was launched by Samantha Roberts to support new works, starting with Forget I Said Anything. Something Better Productions aims to produce works by young collaborators who seek to bring…something better to the world.

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