Kyle Dean Massey (of ABC's Nashville) to star at SCT Gala

Nashville star to headline Contemporary Theatre event

Bright Lights, Big City: A SCT Celebration, a benefit for Springfield Contemporary Theatre, will be held Friday, September 29 at 6:30p.m. at The Old Glass Place. The evening will be a party celebrating the work of SCT and raising funds for the organization. The event will culminate in a special concert by MSU and SCT alumni Kyle Dean Massey. Massey has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Pippin, Xanadu and Next to Normal as well as starring as Kevin Bicks on the ABC television series Nashville. At Springfield Contemporary Theatre, Kyle was seen in the casts of Cabaret and Putting It Together.

The evening will begin at 6:30p.m. with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception during which patrons will have a chance to mingle, enjoy food from several area eateries, peruse one-of-a-kind live auction items all to the sounds of our house musicians. The evening will culminate with a live auction and concert featuring Massey with SCT music director Alex Huff on piano.

Tickets for this special event are priced $100. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling SCT’s box office at 417-831-8001 or ordering online at

Kyle Dean Massey is an American actor best know for his work on Broadway in Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked & Xanadu and to television audiences from ABC's Nashville. Kyle Dean was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas where he started taking dance classes at age 6 and spent his adolescence singing in school choirs and studying the piano.  After discovering musical theatre in high school he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University. In addition to his stage work, Kyle Dean has been seen on the screen in The Good WifeInside Amy SchumerHigh Maintenance, Up All Night, Hart of Dixie, Cupid, Sex And the City 2, Contest and After Party. As a vocalist Kyle Dean has performed across the country in pops concerts with symphony orchestras and in more intimate cabaret settings with his one man show. He also tours with his concert group The Broadway Tenors. Kyle Dean is a passionate supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Trevor Project and various human rights groups.  He frequently performs in charity concerts at various venues across New York City including Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova & The Laurie Beechman Theatre & 54 Below.