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One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

Mar 31, 2015

0IvEEDnFrom Broadway to Hollywood, Jonathan White is once again co-producing a night to remember for this year’s gala to support the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, with proceeds benefiting the continuing effort to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Pasadena Playhouse will be full on the evening of April 20th with headliners of Broadway: Ed Asner, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner; Brent Barrett from Chicago, The Musical; and Bruce Vilance of Hairspray. Also on the program is comedian Wendy Liebman who’s been a regular on Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and had appearances on Comic Relief and Politically Incorrect. Singing, dancing, and trapeze and tightrope walking come in one package called The Flying Morgans, which KPCC calls “a family of vaudeville performers and contortionists living in a small castle in the Hollywood Hills.”

 

Gary Morgan of The Flying Morgans; photo by Mae Ryan

Gary Morgan of The Flying Morgans; photo by Mae Ryan

 

For old-time flavor the evening welcomes Academy Award-winning composer—for Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book—Richard Sherman. Television is represented by Scandal‘s George Newbern, Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter, In a Heartbeat‘s Reagan Pasternak, Galavant‘s Timothy Omudson, and, for soap opera fans, The Young and the Restless‘ Kate Linder (who’s been on the show since 1973!). The highlight may be Academy Award-winner Renée Zellweger, but for us who are going on ancient, we love seeing the cocked fedora and ageless smile of The Monkees‘ Micky Dolenz (and we’re not apologizing).

 

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George Newbern of Scandal

 

“One Starry Night” will begin with a reception and silent auction followed by comedy, singing, dancing, flying, and contortions at 8 p.m. Dessert and a meet-and-greet with the cast follows the show at 10:30 p.m.

 

“One Starry Night
Monday, April 20th, 6 p.m.
Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101
Tickets: $75-$150, purchase here
For more info, call 1.818.865.8067
Or visit ALSA.org

 

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Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz




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