(KTVI)- He was once a very sick baby and now he's on Broadway. Sam Poon is turning thirteen and has returned home to St. Louis to help raise funds for the hospital that saved his life.
He has put together a show called Kids' Kabaret: A Broadway Inspired Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Attendees will be entertained by songs from from shows such as Nine, Working, Hairspray, A Christmas Story, Annie Get Your Gun, and Disney's The Jungle Book. Kids’ Kabaret will be held at the Ivory Theatre on Michigan Ave in south St Louis, MO. The cost is $25 per ticket and all proceeds go directly to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Sam Poon suffered from pertussis, or whooping cough, and was septic as a young infant. He suffered a cardiac arrest and the doctors and nurses at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center saved his life. Now, as he celebrates his first teenage birthday, he wants to give a gift back to the hospital.
Poon started performing at the Muny at the age of 6 and has been on the national tours of Les Miserables and Billy Elliot. He recently acted in his first feature film, “Boychoir”, starring Dustin Hoffman. He invited his friends to join him for the "Kids' Kabaret" performance.