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766 Star Starred
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 46 members
Review from Frank G.

Never has an event worked SO HARD to remove every single shred of joy out of Burt Bacharach's extensive groovy fun witty songs. The director/musical arranger should be taken out into the back alley and put out of his misery. Turning Burt's jolly...continued

reviewed Mar 09 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Gelb

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!

reviewed Mar 09 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Ira T.

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.

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