LOS ANGELES -- East West Players will present Hero, A Tribute to George Takei on Sat. Nov. 14 at 8 PM. The star-studded evening of comedy and music benefits EWP's programs and operations. It will be held at the David Hwang Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Confirmed guest performers include Garrett Wong (Voyagers), Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek"), Pat Morita ("The Karate Kid"), and Walter Koenig ("Star Trek").
Tickets are $100 for performance and post-party. VIP tickets are $175, which include a private, pre-performance reception with Takei at 6.30 PM. Call (213) 625-7000.
The EWP also announced its 1998 Christmas show: Dance and Sing for the Holidays. Conceived and directed by Deborah Nishimura, the show runs for eight performances only, Dec. 3-Dec. 13. Call Telecharge at (800) 233-3123.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent