Burnham, Kimball, Ripley and More Sing Songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz Nov. 5

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Two's Company – An All-Star Event Celebrating The Songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz is the lengthy title of the Nov. 5 benefit concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.
David Burnham
David Burnham

Produced and directed by Bruce Kimmel, the 7:30 PM concert will benefit the Los Angeles City College Theatre Alumni & Associates and the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy. Cindy Williams hosts the evening, which will boast performances by Christina Saffran Ashford, Matthew Ashford, David Burnham, Patrick Cassidy, Kirsten Benton Chandler, Raymond Del Barrio, Kevin Earley, Juliana Hansen, Kim Huber, Zach Huett, Gregory Jbara, Chad Kimball, Vicki Lewis, Beth Malone, Michelle Nicastro, Valarie Pettiford, Linda Purl, Julie Reiber, Emily Rozek, Rex Smith, Kevin Spirtas, Alice Ripley, Alet Taylor, Andy Taylor, Bruce Vilanch and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Composers Menken and Schwartz are both scheduled to be in attendance.

Adam Cates choreographs the evening, which features musical direction by Richard Berent. The one-night-only event will include songs from such musicals as Wicked, Godspell, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pippin, The Magic Show, Rags and Little Shop of Horrors as well as the films "Newsies," "Pocahontas," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Aladdin" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

The show will be preceded by a silent auction at 6:30 PM. Items will include signed musical quotes from such composers as Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Stephen Flaherty and Menken and Schwartz.

The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale. Tickets, priced $20-$250, are available by calling (818) 243-7700, ext. 216 or visiting www.alextheatre.org.

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