Produced and directed by Corky Hale, the Sept. 21 fundraiser will be held at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills. The starry cast will include Sam Harris, Karen Morrow, Byron Motley, Judith Owen, Freda Payne, Harry Shearer and Steve Tyrell. Leonard Maltin will direct the 5 PM event. Jeff Lass will be the musical director for the evening, which will feature such Cahn standards as "Three Coins in the Fountain," "All The Way," "High Hopes," "Call Me Irresponsible," "It's Magic," "Be My Love," "Because You're Mine," "Bei Mir Bist du Schoen," "Come Dance With Me," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" and "Teach Me Tonight." Les Traub is the associate producer.
This will be one of the theatre's first major events open to the public since the renovations began several months ago. David Baron, president of the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills, said in a statement, "The renovations for the theatre will roll out over the course of two to three years as part [of] a $30 million campaign. The renovations and modernizations to the theatre will include 5.1 Surround Sound, and making the facility digital. Our theatre was originally designed by legendary architect, S. Charles Lee. The Revitalization Project is being overseen by Jeff Green of Evergreen Renovations, and Ed Kelsey, a Supervising Project Manager. Our goal is to revitalize, modernize, preserve, restore and endow our magnificent venue."
The Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills is located at 8440 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA. Tickets, priced $35 (general admission) and $125 (VIP seats plus a post-concert reception with the artists), are available by calling (323) 655-0111.
For more information go to www.wtbh.org.