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Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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68 events
38 reviews
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46 ratings
4.2 average rating
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22 events
7 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

We loved the event. Great music and lots of great singers. Our favorite muscian was Dave Koz.
We even rode down in the elevator with Burt Bacharach!

K. Hurlburt.

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170 events
90 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

This yearly event is usually very good and this year was no exception. What made it special was the concert version of Promises, Promises where the male lead was exceptional!

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227 events
80 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

I LOVE what this event stands for. As for the event itself, it was somewhat of a disappointment compared with past shows. Perhaps because of the type of songs Bacharach wrote, many of the regulars from previous seasons were absent this time. ...continued

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Cast members include Ian Abercrombie, Catte Adams, Paul Ainsley, Sandahl Bergman, Stephen Bishop, Cate Caplin & Gary Franco, Carole Cook, Chris Cordone, Nancy Dussault, Betty Garrett, Justin Guarini, Daniel Gurwin, Marilu Henner, Alvin Ing, Dave Koz, Jane Lanier, Vicki Lewis, Jon Maher, Melissa Manchester, Pat Marshall, Lynn Marta, Marilyn Maye, Donna McKechnie, Jamie McMurray, Linda Michele, Valarie Pettiford, The “Plaids” (Roger Befeler, Stan Chandler, David Engel and Larry Rabin), Stefanie Powers, Jai Rodriguez, Ty Treadway and Deniece Williams.

Directed by David Galligan.

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. Blame It On Bacharach! is S.T.A.G.E.’s 24th annual event.

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Marking 25 years of service in 2008, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

About the Ticket Supplier: Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.)

Back in 1984, at a time of mass fear and confusion about AIDS, a small group of friends in the Los Angeles theatre community came together in an effort to combat the devastating impact the disease was having on their friends and loved ones. Actor/writer/director Michael Kearns and the late writer/director James Carroll Pickett approached producer Susan Obrow and accomplished director David Galligan to create the first Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.). Each S.T.A.G.E. benefit is a unique way for the Los Angeles performing arts community to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS service agencies, such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, while demonstrating love and support for those living with and affected by the disease. Over the past 25 years, S.T.A.G.E. productions have raised more than $5 million dollars to support HIV/AIDS charities throughout Southern California. 25 Years and Still Persevering!