*PASADENA, CA – Emmy winner Wayne Brady, renowned for Who’s Line Is It Anyway? and currently the host of Let’s Make A Deal, will perform in CONCERT FOR VICTOR: A Benefit at the intimate Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Brady appeared last year in RENT at The Hollywood Bowl, and starred as Billy Flynn in Broadway’s CHICAGO in 2004. Brady joins the previously-announced Melora Hardin (THE OFFICE / Broadway’s Chicago), Steven Weber (WINGS / Broadway’s The Producers) and Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven’s / Broadway’s Beauty & the Beast) in the one-night-only event.
The evening will also feature performances from Monika Beal (Long Beach Opera’s Philip Glass’ Akhnaten), 30 Rock’s Todd Buonopane (Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee), Hart of Dixie’s Deborah S. Craig (Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee), Ava Gaudet (Broadway’s Rent), Devin Kelly, Charley Izabella King (Broadway’s The Producers), Leigh Ann Larkin (Broadway’s Gypsy & A Little Night Music), High School Musical: Get in the Picture’s Jennifer Malenke (Broadway’s Into The Woods – Revival) and Jacquelynn Ware.
CONCERT FOR VICTOR: A Benefit will take place at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM. All proceeds go to the Rodriguez Family Care Fund.
This concert will benefit 23-year-old Victor Rodriguez and his family. In June 2011, Sacramento newlyweds Victor and Crystal Rodriguez went parasailing on the last day of their honeymoon in the Bahamas. At a height of approximately 200 feet their harness snapped, and they fell into the ocean. Crystal was killed, and Victor suffered severe injuries. Neither of them had health or life insurance. They had only been married 12 days.
Full-price tickets are $99 including admission to the post-show reception, or $45 for the show only (both include a $4.00 ticketing fee). For the next two weeks, tickets at either price level can be purchased at half-price with the code CFV50. All tickets are General Admission. Seating is limited to the intimate concert benefit.
There will also be several CDs on-sale, featuring autographs by select artists from the performance.
All of the proceeds including the $4.00 per ticket fee (generously donated by Patron Manager) will go toward Victor’s medical & recovery expenses.
CFV: A Benefit will be directed by Jordan Kai Burnett, featuring accompaniment by Dr. James Lent. The evening is co-produced by Burnett & Sacramento-area native Jonathan White.
In a statement, The Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps said:
“It is always an honor to be able to provide space in our beautiful facility for worthy and important causes. The Playhouse stage is there for the creation of our art, yes…But it also exists to support important fundraising efforts as we have often done in the past, and do again with great pleasure for this valuable event.”
Tickets for the benefit can be purchased by calling (626) 356-7529, by visiting www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org or in person at The Playhouse Box Office, located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.
Additional donations will be accepted the night of the performance as cash or check only (made out to Rodriguez Family Care Fund).
Donations can also be sent via mail to:
R. W. Baird
300 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Checks should be made payable to R. W. Baird; c/o Rodriguez Family Care Fund.