A Night On Broadway Benefit Concert Featuring Broadway's Greatest Hits
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The last date listed for A Night On Broadway Benefit Gala Concert was Monday March 27, 2006 / 7:00pm.
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The timeless battle between Lucifer's forces of evil and Michael the Archangel's champions of goodness is brought to thrilling life in the holiday musical La Pastorela del Cielo, San Diego's longest-running professional theatre production. Now celebrating its 23rd season, this beloved Mexican-inspired holiday show is a contemporary twist on the traditional story of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. An epic morality play full of ethical choices and introspection, it's presented with levity, music, beautiful costumes and dialogue written entirely in verse, much like a yuletide Dr. Seuss story. This bilingual show is performed primarily in English, with additional Christmas carols sung in Spanish. Learn More
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Featured review from KATHARINE MILLOY
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This event was extraordinarily disappointing. It was presented to be a fund-raiser for California Youth Conservatory Theatre, with hors d'oeuvres and champagne to be served, as well as a silent auction. There was a silent auction, with a few items.
We arrived at 6:00 p.m., planning to enjoy a champagne and hors d'oeuvres dinner, and then enjoy the show at 7:00 p.m., only to find the treats were for after the show. (Perhaps said treats were intentionally limited; not a nice thought.) I made several bids on the silent auction baskets, and asked how long the auction would last; no one knew. That is, when is the last chance I can run over there and check my bid? And make another bid! I commented the crowd wanted champagne now, and they really needed to offer it early, so the bids would be more active and fun. A concern: Do you really want to offer liquor to people just before they drive home? Late in the evening?
The woman in charge of the Rep's seating attendants assured me I could buy a drink, and there would be no further charge to me for keeping it filled throughout the evening. I wondered about that! Coffee, maybe. Wine or gin, likely not.
There needed to be some darling 8-year-olds (or personable teens!) selling tickets for a 'surprise' basket; that would have brought in quite a lot of addiitonal money, especially with patrons standing for 45 minutes in line prior to the theatre doors opening. Play with me, and I'll buy more tickets! Sell me a song! Or maybe a sonnet!
The show began quite late, about 7:45 p.m. Some of the performers were excellent; some not, they just did not belong there. Intermission was at 8:30. We left and went to dinner; it was already getting to be too late for a Monday evening. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres at 9:30, or later, did not appeal.
The bottom line: Fund raisers need to be fun raisers! When I arrive, I expect to be greeted in a fun manner immediately, and let the good stuff begin - now! I'm willing - and wanting - to spend money on the silent auction baskets. The more baskets, the more chances to win, the better. I suggest one big basket, several medium-valued baskets, and a lot of small-value, but flashy, baskets. Let everyone have the fun of bidding and winning a basket. Entertain me now! With food. With champagne. With acting skits. With talented singing teens. Tantalize me now! Tell me about the pros to perform later! Tease me now! "Only $5 for three tickets, and you get ............................." Make it fun for me to buy raffle tickets, and tell me I'm a winner, and I'll buy lots of them! Excite me now! With the auction baskets - waow! - what's in there???
I've written what I hoped to find at the event, and perhaps offered a few ideas for next time. Good luck.
<p>The evening will feature the incredible San Diego favorite, Renae Mitchell (Aretha Franklin from "Beehive"), young Jacqueline Rez of the National Tour of Therese, the Story of a Soul and staqe and screen actor Shaun T. Evans. The special guest for the evening will be Megan Starr-Levitt (Christine from the Broadway and National Tour of Phantom of the Opera) singing your Phantom favorites!</p> <p>There will be a silent auction, and free champagne and hors d' oeuvres are included. Proceeds to benefit CYC Theatre's youth programs. The best Monday night in San Diego!</p>
About the Ticket Supplier: ACT-San Diego
Actors' Conservatory Theatre (ACT - San Diego) is an exciting new theatre company for young people. ACT's mission is to provide educational and artistic opportunities to young actors to perform, act and learn the art of stagecraft in a fun, satisfying, yet highly professional environment. This shall be accomplished by teaching, practicing and performing live theatre with youth who are interested in learning and becoming more involved in stage acting.
ACT offers classes and workshops taught by well-respected, professional actors and teachers. ACT also produces youth theatre productions of the highest quality to be found in San Diego with a production staff led by all-pro actor/directors, producers, musical directors and choreographers.