McBroom, Graae and Ball Team Up for Reprise! Benefit March 24

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Amanda McBroom, Jason Graae and George Ball will offer An Evening of Comedy & Music March 24 at the UCLA Freud Playhouse.

Part of the Dark Monday series, the one-night-only event will benefit Reprise!, which presents concert versions of classic musicals. The 8 PM evening will include McBroom and Ball's celebrated cabaret act, Love, Pain and the Whole Darn Thing, and Graae's one-man show, Color Me Mine.

The composer of such songs as "The Rose" and "Dreaming," Amanda McBroom also wrote, produced and starred in the musical, Heartbeats, which has been mounted at the Old Globe in San Diego, the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Sacramento Music Circus. Her most recent solo recording is entitled "Portraits."

George Ball, who is married to McBroom, starred in the Reprise! mounting of The Most Happy Fella. He received the L.A. Drama Critics and Circle awards for Harry Chapin—Lies and Legends, and his other theatre credits include Jacques Brel, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, 1776 and Camelot.

Jason Graae starred on Broadway in A Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos, Stardust and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, and recently appeared in the Hollywood Bowl concert version of The Music Man as Marcellus Washburn. He also appeared in two Reprise! concerts, Anything Goes and The Boys from Syracuse.

Tickets for the concert are priced at $60 and are available by calling (310) 825-2101. The UCLA Freud Playhouse is located within Macgowan Hall; Reprise! is on the web at

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