Celebration Theatre Gala Will Feature Reading of "Golden Girls" Episode With Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli and More
25 Mar 2014
Celebration Theatre's annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event will be held April 26 at 7:30 PM at Sound Stage 19 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City. Original "Golden Girls" star Betty White, along with her "Hot in Cleveland" co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, will read a classic episode of "The Golden Girls."
The 2014 Vibrant Voice Awards will be presented to Malick and Robert Forster, and there will be a special appearance by Sean Hayes, among others.
The Vibrant Voice Award is presented annually in recognition of "long-term support of Celebration Theatre as well as spreading the word about the work and mission of Celebration." Past recipients of the award have included Leslie Jordan and Sharon Lawrence.
Directing duties will be shared by Celebration co-artistic director Michael Matthews and Ovation Award winner Ryan Bergmann. Celebration Theatre board of directors and executive director Michael C. Kricfalusi produce.
The evening will also feature a raffle for a walk-on role in a future "Hot in Cleveland" episode. The "Hot in Cleveland" sound stage is located at CBS Studio Center at 4024 Radford Avenue in Studio City. Complimentary parking will be available.
Gold tickets are $500 each and include priority seating for the show, an exclusive meet-and-greet with the stars, a souvenir poster and priority entrance to the post-performance party on the set of "Hot in Cleveland." Silver tickets are $250, and Bronze tickets are $100 (both include show and party). For tickets, call (323) 957-1884 or visit CelebrationTheatre.com.
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