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One-night-only ‘Benefit for the Philippines’ at Pasadena Playhouse

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In true spirit of the holiday season a “Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines” at The Pasadena Playhouse, a one-night-only event, will take place 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild.

A sparkling who’s who of Los Angeles and Broadway talent will be coming together to show their support, entertain, and help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines. The performers, in alphabetical order, include Joan Almedilla (“Les Misérables/Miss Saigon”), Michael Arden (“bare: a rock musical,” FX Network’s "Anger Management"), Sharon Catherine Blanks (“Dreamgirls”) and Billy Blanks, Jr. (“Fame”), Yvette Cason (“Dreamgirls”), LaVance Colley (“Smokey Joe's Café”), Loretta Devine (“Dreamgirls”ABC-TV’s "Grey’s Anatomy"), Danny Gurwin (“The Scarlet Pimpernel” “Little Women”), Cliffton Hall and Deedee Magno Hall (“Wicked”), Sam Harris (“The Life,” “The Producers”), Dawnn Lewis (“Sister Act: The Musical,” NBC-TV’s "A Different World"), Andy Mientus (“Spring Awakening,”Les Misérables”), Nicole Parker (“Funny Girl,” “Wicked”), Jennifer Paz and Anthony Federov (“Miss Saigon,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”), Valerie Perri (“Evita,” “Gypsy,” Man of La Mancha), Kelli Provart (“Aida”), Joan Ryan (“Ruthless,” TV’s "Saved By The Bell"), Gwen Stewart (“Rent”), Lea Thompson (“Cabaret,” NBC’s "Caroline in the City"), and Nita Whitaker (cabaret and concert star). All appearances are subject to availability.

Directed by Jeffrey Polk with Musical Directors Abdul Hamid Royal, Todd Schroeder, Gerald Sternbach and John Gentry Tennyson, the benefit is produced by Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick.

Tickets available www.pasadenaplayhouse.org or call 626-356-7529. To save 20% on tickets use code: BLOG20.

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.

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