Original Cast 3 Benefit Concert, With Shirley Jones, John Lloyd Young, Lillias White, Donna McKechnie, Presented April 28
By Andrew Gans
The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) presents 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 directs the evening with musical direction by John McDaniel and choreography by Lee Martino and Dan Mojica. Jon Maher offers sign-language interpretation.
Each of the cast members will perform songs from shows with which they were associated. Those 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, 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 is 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, benefits 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 commences with a silent auction and wine reception at 6 PM followed by the 7:30 PM concert.
Saban Theatre Beverly Hills is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA. Individual tickets range from $40-$220. For tickets and detailed information visit www.apla.org/stage or ww.sabantheatre.org.
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