By George Basler

The Binghamton Pride Coalition will continue what has become an annual tradition when it presents “Twisted Broadway” Saturday (June 15) at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott.

The cabaret-style performance, featuring songs from well-known Broadway shows, raises scholarship money for local students in the LGBTQIA+ community, said Jarod Hinton, who is producing this year’s event.

The songs are performed in a gender-bending way, with men singing songs associated with women’s roles, and vice versa. In a departure from previous years, which featured mostly solo numbers, this year’s version will also feature high-energy group numbers, choreographed by Morgan Gostinski, Hinton said.

“We wanted to kick it up a notch,” he noted.

Songs to be performed include ones from HamiltonNewsiesThe Book of MormonSpamalotChicago and Six. The cast is a “who’s who of local performers,” some seasoned veterans, and some newcomers, Hinton said. Paula Bacorn is the musical director.

“It’s a fun evening filled with some of the area’s best performers telling stories of inclusion and the need to love yourself,” Hinton noted. “I feel it’s as important as it has ever been, of not more so to tell these stories.”

IF YOU GO: The Binghamton Pride Coalition will present “Twisted Broadway” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Cider Mill Stage, 2 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott. Tickets at $30 (fees included) can be ordered on the Cider Mill Stage: website They’re going fast.