Attachment-1-3Join DMR Adventures and the Belmont Arts Collaborative for  Because of You (The Music & Lyrics of Brad Bass & Cari Joy) a cabaret/concert starring songwriting partners, Brad Bass (Wicked, Jersey Boys, Memphis) and Cari Joy, and featuring their original pieces from The Collins Boy and more!

Joining Brad and Cari are a team of local and national performers, including Broadway Veteran, Anthony Galde (Starlight Express, King David, Civil War, South Pacific, Wicked and more! ), Melissa Charles, Deandra Irving, Geri Sauls, Amanda van der Sluys, Henry Baratz as well as more performers to be announced, including the students of the Broadway Bound camp at DMR Adventures, which runs the week prior to the concert.

Brad Bass and Cari Joy are so excited to bring their music the one of their favorite cities around…Charlottesville, VA. “Come join us for an evening of storytelling through music, hilarious inside jokes, and a peek at our Broadway bound musical — The Collins Boy.”

Click here to purchase tickets to the one-night-only event.

Tickets will likely SELL OUT for this performance. Please book in advance to guarantee your tickets. If tickets are available at the door, please prepare to pay in cash. Latecomers will only be seated at the discretion of the house manager.

Belmont Arts Collaborative (221 Carlton Road, Suite 3, Charlottesville, VA, 22902)
Dates and Times:
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 PM
$20 General Admission

Tickets are General Admission, and the house opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. If tickets are still available at the door, you may purchase with cash only. Proceeds will benefit the pre-Broadway production of The Collins Boy and the Belmont Arts Collaborative.

Performances will run approximately 90 minutes, including an intermission.

We do have a few spaces left in our Broadway Bound Camp, running 12:30-6:00PM Monday-Friday, July 24-28, click here for more information.

Brad Bass

Brad Bass is a performer, writer, teacher, father, and friend. After a very exciting career as an actor (Broadway’s Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Memphis), he turned his focus to writing, teaching, and his own education. Brad is the Musical Theatre Artist in Residence at Averett University. He is a graduate of AMDA and Averett University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College. His shows in development with his writing parter, Cari Joy, including The Collins Boy, Freedom Bus, and The Gathering of Waters.


Cari Joy

Cari Joy is a singer/songwriter and proud mother of 5 and a half year old daughter, Zinnia. She received her BA in Music Theory from Penn State and MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. She now resides in Lambertville, NJ and is the Performing Arts Coordinator of The Cambridge School. Currently, her song “The World Changed” can be heard in the musical, Homeroom.




Anthony Galde

Anthony is a true Broadway Veteran and worked for over 25 years on Broadway, in National Tours and International Productions. He was last seen in the Broadway production of Wicked and is a co-creator of Wicked’s hugely successful behind the scenes tour, Behind the Emerald Curtain. Anthony’s Broadway credits include Starlight Express, The Prince of Central Park, King David, Civil War, the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific and Wicked. His national and international credits include The Who’s Tommy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Prince of Central Park and Starlight Express and his regional credits include Hot Mikado, The Fix, Irving Berlin Songbook, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Lil’ Abner, Peter Pan, Oliver, and Kiss Me Kate and many more. In addition to his performing credits, Anthony has directed productions of Romeo and Juliet, Annie, Sweet Charity, The Wizard of Oz, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Who’s Tommy, Zombie Prom, Little Shop of Horrors, Greater Tuna and others. Anthony was the main stage director of The World Cultural Expo in Kyonju Korea and served as Associate Director and Choreographer for the national arena tour of Pokemon Live produced by Radio City. In addition to his performing, directing credits, Anthony has produced numerous events for philanthropic organizations across the country raising awareness and well over 6 million dollars. Anthony Galde has spent his entire life working and training in the entertainment industry and has had the pleasure of working with some of the giants in the industry: Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor, Bill Cosby, Benadette Peters, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Nathan Lane, Liza Minnelli, Phylicia Rashad, Rue McClanahan, Ben Vereen, Andrea McArdle, Hugh Jackman, George Hearn, Joel Gray, Cyndi Lauper, Allison Janney, Jane Fonda, Elton John, Jack Klugman and even LaToya Jackson. Anthony’s passion for the arts and sharing his life experience is his calling card. His proudest achievement is his son. “I take very seriously the importance of the legacy I create for him and every person I teach and share a stage with. The arts were my haven growing up and I’m passionate about making those same opportunities available to every child. It is truly my deepest passion”


Henry is thrilled to be a part of this special event celebrating the music & lyrics of Brad Bass and Cari Joy. With a life- long passion for musical theatre, Henry is actively involved in the Washington, D.C. metro area theatre scene. Recent roles include: Ford’s Theatre – RAGTIME  “The Little Boy”;  Shakespeare Theatre Company –  THE SECRET GARDEN “Colin Craven”; Olney Theatre Company –  CAROUSEL “Starkeeper/Heavenly friend”; Washington National Opera – CARMEN “Children’s Chorus”; Signature Theatre- ELMER GANTRY  ”Young Man” (u/s); Adventure Theatre MTC –LEGALLY BLONDE  “Jet Blue Pilot/Ensemble”; Theatre Unlimited  – 13: THE MUSICAL “Eddie”; Imagination Stage Camp – PETER PAN, “Michael Darling”;  Westbrook Theatre  – GUYS & DOLLS, “Nicely Nicely”    FILM/TV/PRINT CREDITS include: “The Sultan and the Saint“; (upcoming PBS docudrama);  MTI’s iTheatrics/Disney Theatrics Choreography DVD “Aladdin Kids/101 Dalmations/Aristocats” (company member); PBS Kids “Dinosaur Train” commercial (camper); Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery  “Dr. Seuss Art Exhibit commercial” (patron); National Geographic Kids Books “Dog Science” (pet owner) and “Try This Extreme” (young scientist). In June 2017, Henry was a Special Correspondent for USA Today on the red carpet for the 71st annual Tony Awards.




About The Collins Boy
The Collins Boy. Los Angeles. 1928. The corruption of the LAPD is at its boiling point. Innocent people are being beaten, silenced, and locked away. Amidst this deception, mother’s son goes missing. The story gains national attention and the pressure to find the boy is palpable. Five months after his disappearance, the promise to return her son is realized…or is it? This story is the journey of a mother who will stop at nothing to find out the truth about her son. It’s all for him.