In response to the devastating events in Haiti over the past 10 days, Pasadena Playhouse has announced a one-night-only benefit concert in support of three relief funds: Save the Children, UNICEF, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund.
Monday, February 1st, at 7:30pm, is the Pasadena Playhouse Benefit Concert For Haiti.
Stars of Camelot, Baby It”™s You!, Ray, Stormy Weather, Orson”™s Shadow, Purlie, Sister Act, and others are scheduled to appear
Many performers from past and present Playhouse productions, along with other special guests, will donate their time and talents for this urgent cause.
Those appearing include (in alphabetical order) Erica Ash, James Barbour, Shoshana Bean, Billy Blanks, Jr. and Sharon Brown, Doug Carpenter, Yvette Cason, Loretta Devine, Michelle Duffy, Geno Henderson, Adam Irizarry, Paulette Ivory, Crystal Starr Knighton, Sharon Lawrence, Dawnn Lewis, Allan Louis, Angela Teek, Shannon Warne, and Harrison White. All appearances are subject to availability.
“The tremendous artists who live and work in the Los Angeles area have always been incredibly generous with their time and talents, and so willing to offer their gifts in support of those in need,” said Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps. “That is exactly the case with this benefit. I am grateful to them, and so pleased that the Playhouse is able to participate by hosting this event in our theatre. I know that this very gifted group of performers will create an exciting evening of song and dance in support of a vitally important and urgent cause.”
The evening, which is being produced by Patty Onagan and Ronn Gosswick, will be directed by Iona Morris, with Gerald Sternbach serving as musical director. There will also be a pre-show raffle, with items donated by theatres and businesses all over Southern California.
Tickets for A Pasadena Playhouse Benefit Concert for Haiti are priced at $25, $50, and $100, and may be purchased by calling (626) 356-7529, by visiting their official site, or in person at the Playhouse box office, located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.
Report by Pauline Adamek