Andrew Rannells, Sharon McNight and More Set for SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT to Benefit The Actors Fund Tonight

Star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert comes to Los Angeles for the first time with an exclusive and intimate performance at the Acme Theatre in Hollywood tonight, December 13th, 2013 at 7:30pm with proceeds benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund.

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert is finally coming to Los Angeles! This hugely successful holiday benefit concert, which has seen 4 consecutive sold-out years in Palm Springs, CA and an additional 2 years in New York City, finally comes to Los Angeles with an exclusive and intimate performance to benefit The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Producer and Host Scott Nevins gathers together an all-star cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, Television, Film and the music industry to help sing in the season at this one night only extravaganza at the ACME THEATRE in Hollywood, CA. Seating is very limited for this exclusive event and tickets will sell out quickly.

Tony Award Nominee, from NBC's The New Normal and HBO's hit series Girls, Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) leads the impressive list of stars which includes Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight (Starmites), star of Nickelodeon's The Haunted Hathaways, Ginifer King (Gypsy, Steele Magnolias), from NBC's Friday Night Lights and ABC Family's Bunheads, Stacey Oristano, Law & Order's Milena Govich (Cabaret), Broadway's Max von Essen (EVITA, Les Miserables), Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked), Matt Zarley (OUTMusic Award Winner, The Who's TOMMY, Joseph), Erin Quill (Avenue Q), Constantine Rousouli (Ghost, Wicked), Julie Garnyé (the 2013 Academy Awards, Lorna Luft's Pink Party, Les Miserables & Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl), Emerson Collins (Sordid Lives The Series, Bravo's The People's Couch), Blake McIver (Star Search Junior Champion, Bravo's The People's Couch), Lexi Lawson (RENT, In the Heights), and Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist Kelly King (Winner: 2013 Best International Singer - Viña del Mar International Song Festival -Chile). The show will also feature a special celebrity reading of T'was The Night Before Christmas by legendary Emmy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award Nominee Lainie Kazan! The evening will be Produced and Hosted by TV Personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest...) with Jesse Vargas serving as the shows Music Director and Arranger. The evening is made possible by the generous support from Presenting Sponsors Jim Burba and Bob Hayes.

"It's always been a dream of mine to bring SPARKLE to Los Angeles" says Nevins. "It's been so thrilling to gather up this group of incredibly talented friends to help get everyone into the spirit of the season while we raise money for this incredible organization that has done so much for so many within our own community". "We are excited to be supporting SPARKLE, which brings together incredible talent in a show that benefits the great work of The Actors Fund," Jim Burba said. "What better way to celebrate the holidays than to enjoy great performances and at the same time contribute to the many human services programs that the Actors Fund offers to entertainment professionals," Bob Hayes added.

"Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert" benefiting The Actors Fund
Friday, December 13th 2013
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:50pm for VIP Seating / 7:00pm for all others)
Acme Theatre in Hollywood - 135 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets: calling 323-933-9244 or online at http://bit.ly/SparkleLA2013

ADVANCE TICKETS (buy online): $100 for advance VIP ticket (which include early entry into the theater for prime seating choice, a post-show Cast meet & greet backstage with Hors d'oeuvre's and wine, plus 20% off dinner at Amalfi Restaurant before or after the show) $65 for advance General Admission ticket (without dinner discount). $35 for advance Side-Stage ticket (without dinner discount).

DOOR TICKETS (it is anticipated that this show will sell out online, but if any tickets are still available at the door, these will be the prices): $110 for door VIP ticket (which include early entry into the theater for prime seating choice, a post-show Cast meet & greet backstage with Hors d'oeuvre's and wine, plus 20% off dinner at Amalfi Restaurant before or after the show). $75 for door General Admission ticket (without dinner discount). $40 for door Side-Stage ticket (without dinner discount).

EVERY TICKET (advance and door) INCLUDES $1 OFF A BEVERAGE (optional; no drink minimum). Enjoy fantastic dinner and drinks before or after the show at the adjoining Amalfi Ristorante & Bar! Info and reservations at www.AmalfiRistorante.com.

*Cast is subject to change without notice

About The Actors Fund: The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 13,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has - for 131 years - been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit: www.actorsfund.org




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