Entitled Razzle Dazzle!, the multi-media evenings will include stories from Channing's decades-long career as well as several of her trademark musical numbers and a few other surprises. A benefit for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the concerts at the Renberg Theatre will also include an appearance by British singer-actress-comedienne Toni Morrell, who will offer a tribute to several ladies of song, including Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. Show time is 8 PM July 23-24 and 7 PM July 25. One of the true superstars of the American musical theatre, Carol Channing published her autobiography — "Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts" — on the Simon & Schuster label. In addition to her many triumphs — including her Tony for Hello, Dolly! and her Academy Award nomination for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" — Channing's tome also details some of the obstacles she endured, including her long-term food addictions, her battle with cancer and her first marriage to a struggling novelist, Ted Naidish. Channing's other Broadway outings include Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lorelei.
The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place. Tickets, priced $50-$200, are available by calling (323) 860-7300.