Len Cariou, Shirley Jones, John Lloyd Young, Andrea McArdle, Lillias White, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Original Cast 3
By Andrew Gans
The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) will present Original Cast 3, a musical celebration showcasing artists from theatre, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, April 28 at 7:30 PM at the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills.
David Galligan will direct the evening with musical direction by John McDaniel and choreography by Lee Martino and Dan Mojica. Jon Maher will offer sign-language interpretation.
Each of the cast members will perform songs from shows with which they were associated. Those now scheduled to appear and the shows from which they will perform material are Anna Maria Alberghetti (Carnival), Adrienne Barbeau, (Grease), David Burnham (Light in the Piazza), Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Patrick Cassidy (Assassins), Cassidy and Shirley Jones (Maggie Flynn), Mary Jo Catlett (Different Times), Carole Cook with Alaman Diadhiou (How Do You Do I Love You), Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lillias White (Dreamgirls), Beth Fowler (Beauty and the Beast), Bonnie Franklin (Applause), Cody Green (West Side Story), Brian Lane Green (Big River), Bill Hutton (Blame It On the Movies), Carol Lawrence (West Side Story), Pat Marshall (Mr. Wonderful), Andrea McArdle (Annie), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), Pat Morison (The King and I), Rex Smith (The Pirates of Penzance), Sally Struthers (Annie), The Tonics (Sondheim—A Musical Celebration at Carnegie Hall), Constance Towers (Anastasia), Susan Watson (Bye Bye Birdie) and John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys).
Since 1996, S.T.A.G.E. has recognized performers, philanthropists, businesses, organizations and individuals for their dedicated work in the fight against AIDS with the S.T.A.G.E. Producers Award. This year, the S.T.A.G.E. Producers Award will be presented to film, television and stage actor Leslie Jordan for his long-standing commitment to the AIDS community.
S.T.A.G.E., the world’s longest continuously running AIDS event, will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, which provides bilingual direct support services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation.
The evening will commence with a silent auction and wine reception at 6 PM followed by the 7:30 PM concert.
Individual tickets range from $40-$220. For tickets and detailed information visit www.apla.org/stage or ww.sabantheatre.org.
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