Friday, February 06, 2009

The Brothers Gershwin: George and Ira! The 25th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event

The Brothers Gershwin: George & Ira
The 25th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Honoring Michael Kearns

The longest continuously running AIDS benefit in the world, the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) has raised more than $5 million for HIV/AIDS services throughout Southern California. This year, enjoy two exciting performances of song and dance saluting legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin and benefiting APLA’s programs and services for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles and beyond. Bid on a range of offerings, including priceless musical memorabilia, during the event’s silent auction. David Galligan directs. Jerry Sternbach and Mary Ekler are the musical directors.

S.T.A.G.E. co-founder and award-winning actor Michael Kearns will receive the "2009 Producers STAGE Award" at the March 21 performance in recognition of his ongoing personal and professional commitment to and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Scheduled to appear: Ian Abercrombie, Allen Barton, Baul Point Pen: Paul Peglar & Ben McLain, Shoshana Bean, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, James Darren, Loretta Devine, Betty Garrett, John Glover, Lucas Grabeel, Sam Harris, Bill Hutton, Vicki Lewis, Kimberley Locke, Jon Maher, Pat Marshall, Valarie Pettiford, The Plaids: Roger Befeler, Stan Chandler, David Engel, & Larry Rabin, Stefanie Powers, Jai Rodriguez, Dee Wallace and others to be announced.

The Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. (Silent auction opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. (Silent auction opens at 1:30 p.m.)

For more information, please call 866.679.0958.

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