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97 Star Starred
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
at Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Includes songs from such shows as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Proceeds will go to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and The Los Angles Free Clinic.
Stars include Dale Kristien, Alan Campbell, Tyne Daly, Lucy Lawless and Rod McKuen.


A number of the cast are veterans of previous S.T.A.G.E. benefits including: Jamie Anderson (making his sixth appearance), David Burnham (Livent’s “Joseph” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Alan Campbell (the original “Joe Gillis” in L.A.‘s Sunset Boulevard), Cate Caplin (second year performing), Mary Jo Catlett (10 previous appearances), Carole Cook (2003 co-recipient of the S.T.A.G.E. Award, has appeared in all but one of the benefits), Karen Culliver (third performance coming up), Tyne Daly (Emmy Award-winner for Judging Amy), Franc D’Ambrosio (“World’s Longest Running Phantom” in his second appearance), Betty Garrett (2003 co-recipient of the S.T.A.G.E. Award and a veteran of most of the benefits), and Malcom Gets (his second appearance).

Additional S.T.A.G.E. veterans are: Brian Lane Green (sixth appearance coming up), Bill Hutton (original “Joseph” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performing in his 19th S.T.A.G.E. and a co-recipient of the 1999 S.T.A.G.E. Award), William Katt (this will be his third appearance), Dale Kristien (“Christine” in the long-running Ahmanson production of Phantom of the Opera, a veteran of all 19 previous benefits and co-recipient of the 1999 S.T.A.G.E. Award), Michael K. Lee (his second appearance), Lee Lessack (in his third S.T.A.G.E.), Sean McDermott (in his third appearance), Pat Marshall (this will be her fifth year), Linda Michele (performed in all 19 previous years, co-recipient of the 1999 S.T.A.G.E. Award), Rod McKuen (three previous appearances). Valarie Pettiford (four previous appearances), Murray Phillips (in his second appearance), Joan Ryan (twelfth appearance this year), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Tony Award-winner for Hairspray).

The returnees are joined by first-time S.T.A.G.E. performers: Paul Ainsley (the original Herrod in Jesus Christ Superstar), Teri Bibb, Chris Coyne, Mary D’Arcy, Keith David (Tony and Emmy Award nominated actor), Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors film), Christian Klikovits, Suzanna Guzman (mezzo-soprano with L.A. Opera), Clifton Hall, Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), Lucy Lawless (Xena, Warrior Princess), Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block band), Ken Page (original “Old Deuteronomy” in Cats), Valerie Perri, Camille Saviola (original “Mama Maddelena” in Broadway’s Nine), Mark Smith, Janis Uhley, and the Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary Choir and Vocal Ensemble — 40 voices strong.

Songs including: I Don’t Know How to Love Him; Another Suitcase in Another Hall; Don’t Cry for Me Argentina; Memory; Starlight Express; Only You; Tell Me on a Sunday; Unexpected Song: With One Look; As if We Never Said Goodbye; Anything But Lonely; Love Changes Everything; Any Dream Will Do; The Coat of Many Colors; All I Ask of You; The Music of the Night; Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again and many more.

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