Help Academy students raise $10,000 for AIDS research and support. Tickets are available below.


September 22 - 7:00 p.m.

September 23 - 3:00 p.m.

September 23 - 7:00 p.m.

Each year, Academy students produce and perform in a benefit show to support HIV/AIDS research. This year, the 27th Annual AIDS Benefit will take place September 22 and 23. Students from each department will present their work, under the sole direction and curation of student leadership. The director and assistant director of this benefit each year are students, which makes this benefit a completely student-run production! All proceeds after costs go to The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Our goal is to raise $10,000!

This event means the world to the students. More important is the effect that the money we raise has on the health of mothers and children who rely on the charities we donate to each year. These people and this cause cannot wait.

Since its beginning in 1997, the AIDS Benefit has become one of the staples of The Academy community. 
Twenty-four years ago, Musical Theatre Department alum, and now hit songwriter Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Fall Out Boy's "Centuries") had a beautiful idea to put together a student-run variety show that could help raise awareness and advocacy for HIV/AIDS. His vision was to create an entirely student-run show without faculty direction or oversight, but also one that could benefit a great cause.

In the years since the event's inception, Academy students have raised tens of thousands of dollars for AIDS research, support, care, and organizations.

We are happy to celebrate The Academy's 27th anniversary of the AIDS Benefit, and look forward to making it the most successful one yet. Join us in being a part of the experience, and help make a real difference within our community at the 2023 AIDS Benefit.