Adam Pascal, Megan McGinnis, Gwen Stewart, Alvin Ing, Lea Thompson Sing to Rebuild Japan April 4

By Andrew Gans
04 Apr 2011

Adam Pascal
Adam Pascal
Photo by Chris Cassidy

Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick present Rebuild Japan: A Benefit Concert at The Pasadena Playhouse April 4 at 7:30 PM.

The evening, which supports the American Red Cross and its efforts to assist overseas as Japan begins to rebuild, boasts the talents of Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys/The Temperamentals), Doug Carpenter (Life Could Be A Dream/Camelot/Summer of Love), Davis Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera), Julie Garnye (Les Misérables), Adam Halpin (Rent/Glory Days), Cliffton Hall (Wicked), Deedee Mango Hall (Wicked), Alvin Ing (Flower Drum Song/Pacific Overtures), Dale Kristien (The Phantom of the Opera), Jodi Long (Flower Drum Song/Miss Saigon), Megan McGinnis (Dangerous Beauty/Daddy Long Legs), Adam Michaelson (Movin’ Out/Baby It’s You!), Marc Oka (Flower Drum Song/Miss Saigon), Adam Pascal (Aida/Rent), Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon/The Last Five Years), Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), James Snyder (Cry Baby/Dangerous Beauty), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Yuka Takara (Rent), Lea Thompson (Cabaret), Jennifer Leigh Warren (Little Shop of Horrors/Having It All), and the cast of Glory Days: Derek Klena, Matthew Koehler, Ian Littleworth, Jeffrey Scott Parsons and Alex Martinez Wallace.

Meredith Greenburg directs the evening with Adam Michaelson, James May and Ron Abel serving as musical directors.

Pasadena Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps said in a statement, "I have always found my fellow members of the theatre community to be enormously generous and always willing, ready, and eager to lend their great gifts to worthy causes, and especially to those who are suffering in extreme circumstances. This is proving to be true once again. It is a great honor for The Playhouse to participate in this tremendous effort by offering the use of our beautiful theatre in support of this benefit. I thank all of those who are participating, and all of those who will take advantage of this opportunity to aid those in need as a result of this devastating event."



The evening features The Playhouse's first-ever mainstage cabaret seating concert. The mainstage will “extend” over the orchestra, seating an intimate 300 patrons.

Tickets are $75 for cabaret seating (which also includes two drinks), and $30 for balcony seating. All tickets are sold as general admission.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (626) 356-7529, by visiting www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org or in person at The Playhouse box office, located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.