JoeySanJoaquin Posted March 18, 2012 Report Share Posted March 18, 2012 The 28th Annual Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Returns to The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills! Yes, kids! It's time once again for the annual all-star AIDS benefit known in these parts as STAGE (Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event) to be held once again at the art deco jewel that is the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (just a hop, skip and a blab away from Arnaz Drive!) This annual variety show is always chock-full of name stage, screen and television performers, many of whom are household names (Shirley Jones, Loretta Devine, Adrienne Barbeau, Bonnie Franklin and our own Carole Cook) some unknown to the masses but should be as their talent and support of this wonderful cause should be making them household names -- David Burnham and John Lloyd Young chief among them -- and there's always a star or two who pops up that you never dreamed could carry a tune, and more often than not, we're pleasantly surprised. I try to attend a lot of "theater" throughout the year but I have to say this annual show is one of my favorite evenings each and every year because it's near "Broadway caliber", you get to see people perform live that you often don't, and those that you do love to see perform live but on rarer and rarer occasion, are showcased here and are obviously doing it not only for the love of performing but for helping a great cause. Highly recommended! Talent includes: Carole Cook, Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, Bonnie Franklin, Adrienne Barbeau, Rex Smith, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, David Burnham, John Lloyd Young, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Carol Lawrence, Nancy Dussault, and many, many more. Event Details: 6:00 p.m. Hosted bar opens for VIP Premium ticket holders. Silent auction opens for all patrons. Arrive before 7:00 p.m. and use your drink ticket to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while browsing and bidding on any of hundreds of fabulous items. 7:30 p.m. Curtain up! There will be a VIP post-show cast party for VIP Premium ticket patrons only. Discounted parking available for $5 per car at 8383 Wilshire Boulevard. Enter the lot from Gale or San Vicente. George Gray from "The Price is Right" will auction these exciting LIVE AUCTION items before Act 2: Thanksgiving in New York: Two Round Trip Airline Tickets to NYC, four VIP tickets to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, plus six nights in a studio apartment at the famed Parc Vendome to be used November 20 - 25, 2012. "All Together Now:" A rare and valuable limited-edition photo, signed by Tom Murray who accompanied John, Paul, George and Ringo on their last publicity shoot together, capturing the smiles, antics and horseplay that went on behind the scenes of this iconic shoot. Only 23 images, printed in limited edition of 185 each, exist. Musical Quote from legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman, signed and scribed by the legend himself. Arrive early to bid on hundreds of silent auction items, including: Estate Wine collections, tours and tastings from the Paso Robles and Napa Valleys at several of the best wineries. Escape to one of the top San Francisco hotels on Nob Hill, dinner at a 5-star restaurant, show tickets and so much more. All-inclusive trips to luxury resorts. Food Drive: Enjoy the show and provide food for APLA clients! We will be collecting donations of food and non-perishable items at the theatre before the show. View the full list of items needed to support our nine NOLP food pantry locations on the ticketing page when placing your order. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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