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81 Star Starred
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
at Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6600
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chrztym
Casual dress. Nicely kept, organized, attractive, intimate theatre
Antonio Zambujo info Jan 27 2014 star this tip starred
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9 of us drove to eat at Korean BBQ, in Korea town, that took us about 10 min or so to arrive to. If your in such a large group I suggest breaking it up in two to be seated much faster, also read rules as restuarant we sat at charged for meat left over by the pound? We also ended choosing the 9.99 menue each and somehow ended up paying a $20 gratuity fee, that unless it was written in Korean we did not know about prior, nor told about. This turned out to be less than what we normally would have tipped., hidden fees are just not fun.
Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker dining Dec 20 2013 star this tip starred
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105 events
102 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 10 2006

A great evening of entertainment for a great charity. An enjoyable evening of live theatre!!

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89 events
46 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 10 2006

Very enjoyable........However, last year's performance was even better! Perhaps it was because we attended Friday night's performance and it tightened up more on subsequent nights...? I would go again, so I hope Goldstar is involved next year...continued

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40 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 11 2006

Well-produced, well-performed and touching, but it is a fund raiser so a lot of time is taken up with raffles, speeches, etc. so many wonderful performers wanted to contribute that the show was really quite a bit too long. Next year they really...continued

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Description

The 22nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.), the longest continuously running AIDS benefit in the world, will celebrate the work of the great American songwriting team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green with a show titled “Do Re Me – Comden & Green’s Broadway."

S.T.A.G.E. brings together some of the biggest stars in theatre, television and cabaret to celebrate the music of Broadway legends, and “Do Re Me – Comden & Green’s Broadway” is no exception.  Those expected to participate in this year’s event include singer Neile Adams, long-time S.T.A.G.E. supporter Betty Garrett, who appeared in the film version of Comden & Green’s “On the Town,” “A Chorus Line” star Donna McKechnie, who appeared in the first major Broadway revival of “On the Town,” rising star Adam Lambert, who has appeared in the national tour of “Wicked,” Tony Award winner for “Jelly’s Last Jam” Tonya Pinkins, cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield and Bruce Vilanch, who starred in “Hairspray” on Broadway and in its national tour.  Also expected to appear are Clay Adkins, Jamie Anderson, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, Cristalee, Nancy Dussault, Bill Hutton, Lorenzo Lamas, Karen Mason, Rod McKuen, Linda Michele, Ann Morrison, Christine Pedi, Valarie Pettiford, Joan Ryan, Mark W. Smith, Sally Struthers, Ruth Williamson and JoAnne Worley.  More performers will be added shortly.

David Galligan, S.T.A.G.E. veteran and this year’s recipient of LA Stage Alliance’s Ovation Award for Career Achievement, will once again direct the program with musical direction and arrangements by Gerald Sternbach.

“Do Re Me – Comden & Green’s Broadway” will feature selections from the repertoire of the longest running creative partnership in theatre history.  Betty Comden and Adolph Green began their collaboration in 1938 when they met and started to write and perform their own satirical material in a group called The Revuers, which included the late Judy Holliday.  They went on to collaborate with Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins on what was the first show for all of them, “On The Town.”_  They also did the score for “ Wonderful Town ” with Leonard Bernstein.  Other Comden and Green musicals from which songs for this year’s S.T.A.G.E will be chosen include “Bells Are Ringing,” “Do Re Mi,” “Subways Are For Sleeping,” “On the Twentieth Century,”_  “Peter_ __Pan_,” “Two on the Aisle_,” “Fade Out, Fade In,”  Hallelujah, Baby!” and “_The Will Rogers Follies.

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!