A Relief Benefit Concert at The Pasadena Playhouse in support of the American Red Cross’ Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist the recovery in the Philippines has been announced by producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick. This will be a one-night-only event to be held Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
A list of Los Angeles and Broadway talent has made itself available for this event to show support, entertain, and help raise money for the Philippines. The performers, subject to availability, include Joan Almedilla (Les Misérables/Miss Saigon), Michael Arden (bare: a rock musical/FX Network’s Anger Management), Sharon Catherine Blanks (Dreamgirls) and Billy Blanks, Jr. (Fame), Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls), LaVance Colley (Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls/ABC-TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), Danny Gurwin (The Scarlet Pimpernel/Little Women), Cliffton Hall and Deedee Magno Hall (Wicked), Sam Harris (The Life/The Producers), Dawnn Lewis (Sister Act: The Musical/NBC-TV’s A Different World), Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening/Les Misérables), Nicole Parker (Funny Girl/Wicked), Jennifer Paz and Anthony Federov (Miss Saigon/Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Valerie Perri (Evita/Gypsy/Man of La Mancha), Kelli Provart (Aida), Joan Ryan(Ruthless/TV’s Saved By The Bell), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Lea Thompson (Cabaret/NBC’s Caroline in the City), and Nita Whitaker (cabaret and concert star).
“The Playhouse is always honored to support important efforts in our beautiful theatre, and that is certainly the case here. As always, theatre artists are ever generous with their time and talents when there is a great need. It is our pleasure to support that generosity by hosting this valuable event,” said the Playhouse’ Artistic Director Sheldon Epps.
The evening’s program will be directed by Jeffrey Polk , with Abdul Hamid Royal, Todd Schroeder, Gerald Sternbach, and John Gentry Tennyson serving as musical directors.
Tickets range in price from $35 — $100, with a $250 VIP ticket that includes premium seating and a pre-show meet and greet with the performers. Tickets can be purchased online here ,or by calling (626) 356-7529, or in person at The Playhouse box office.
AroundTownPasadena.com’s readers are invited to attend and presented with a 20% discount when purchasing tickets online. Simply use the code: BLOG20
The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.
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