Photo Coverage: LA's S.T.A.G.E. Benefit - Performance

By: Mar. 15, 2005
The 21st Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.), the longest continuously running AIDS benefit in the world, celebrated the work of two great American composers-Marvin Hamlisch and Harry Warren-with a show called "Two on the Aisle" on March 11, 12 and 13 at Cal State University Los Angeles' Luckman Fine Arts Complex.

S.T.A.G.E. brings together some of the biggest stars in theatre, television and cabaret to celebrate the music of legendary Broadway composers, and this year was no exception.

Since its inception in 1984, S.T.A.G.E., the second fund-raising event ever created to fight AIDS, has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS organizations throughout Southern California. This year, 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and to GLASS. APLA, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct support services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Founded by four friends in 1982, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach. GLASS provides residential treatment and case management for the youth of Los Angeles County, and through their Mobile Health Outreach Project, provides medical care, HIV/STD testing disease prevention education and more to underserved homeless, runaway and high-risk street youth free of charge.

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Sarah Lowe reenacts grandmother Ruby Keeler's footwork in "42nd Street"

Sarah Lowe and Adam Wylie

The company of S.T.A.G.E. in "42nd Street" OSBORNE - Harry Osborne presents films presenting the music of Harry Warren and Marvin Hamlisch throughout the evening, including clips from "42nd Street" and "An Affair To Remember"

Linda Michele - September In The Rain

Christopher Carl - I Had The Craziest Dream

Alvin Ing - Nagasaki

Rod McKuen - Chattanooga Choo-Choo!

The Chattanooga Choo-Choo!

Mary Jo Catlett and  Kevin Chamberlin

Karen Morrow - Friendly Star

Betty Garret and her dancers in Chica Chica Boom Chic

Dale Kristien - An Affair To Remember

David Engel ties his shoes…

For Shoes Without Wings

Paul Ainsley

Ian Abercrombie

Paul Ainsley - costume change!

Paul, You're getting to be a habit with me

Kevin Earley singing Jeepers Creepers

Followed by That's Amore

Lorenzo Lamas

Bill Hutton in You'll Never Know

Linda Purl in a French You'll Never Know

Loretta Devine in a jazzy rendition of I Only Have Eyes For You

Kevin Earley once again, singing You're My Everything

Tyne Daly croons There Will Never Be Another You

Patrick Cassidy encourages his Peggy to listen…

To Katherine Hopkins and Fayard Nicholas as they sing…

The Lullaby of Broadway

A Chorus Line, revisited

Ron Kuhlman, who played "Don" in the OBC of A Chorus Line

Ronald Dennis, dancing as "Richie"

Sammy Williams, singing as "Paul"

Nancy Lane ensures we notice her T & A

Paul Martinez

Jane Lanier enthralls in "The Music In The Mirror" segment

Photo Coverage: LA's S.T.A.G.E. Benefit - Performance
The 3 Gentlemen of the Original Broadway Cast of A Chorus Line

Christalee in I Still Believe In Love

Valerie Perrie sings Ice Castles/Through The Eyes of Love

Joan Ryan, singing the title song, The Way We Were

Susan Anton demanded our attention as she belted out Better Than Ever

And brought it to a rousing finish!

Michelle Nicastro sings about The Happiest Place on Earth in Disneyland

Tonya Pinkins sings about Ordinary Miracles

Nobody Does It Better than Carole Cook!

Carole Cook shares stories from her experiences in the theater, with the help of Jon Maher.

The entire STAGE company - Bravo!

Set List

Act I - The Music of Harry Warren

1) Audition/42nd Street - Sarah Lowe, Adam Wylie, 42nd Street Dancers
2) September in the Rain (Stars Over Broadway) - Linda Michele
3) I Had The Craziest Dream (Springtime in the Rockies) - Christopher Carl
4) Nagasaki - Alvin Ing
5) Chattanooga Choo Choo (Sun Valley Serenade)/On the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (The Harvey Girls) - Rod McKuen, with Ray Garcia, Brian Gligger, Rebekka McNamara, and Mark Smith
6) Shadow Waltz (Gold Diggers of 1933)/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (Hard To Get) - Mary Jo Catlett and Kevin Chamberlin
7) Friendly Star (Summer Stock) - Karen Morrow
8) Chica Chica Boom Chic (That Night In Rio) - Betty Garrett with Daniel Brown, Ray Garcia
9) An Affair To Remember - Dale Kristien
10) Shoes With Wings On (Barkleys of Broadway) - David Engel, with Kimberey Mikesell and Shoes With Wings Dancers
11) Young and Healthy (42nd Street)/You Can't Say No To a Soldier (The Singing Marine), How Are You Tonight In Hawaii, You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (42nd Street), Paducah (The Gangs All Here) - Ian Abercrombie and Paul Ainsley
12) That's Amore (The Caddy)/Jeepers Creepers (Going Places) - Kevin Earley
13) The More I See You (Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe) - Lorenzo Lamas
14) You'll Never Know (Hello, Frisco Hello) - Bill Hutton, Linda Purl
15) I Only Have Eyes For You (Dames) - Loretta Devine
16) You're My Everything (The Laugh Parade) - Kevin Earley
17) There Will Never Be Another You (Iceland) - Tyne Daly
18) Lullaby of Broadway (Gold Diggers of 1935) - Patrick Cassidy, Carole Cook, Katherine Hopkins, Craig Meyers, Fayard Nicholas, and The Lullaby of Broadway dancers

Act II - The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

1) A Chorus Line Montage - Ronald Dennis, Ron Kuhlman, Sammy Williams, Jane Lanier, Nancy Lane
2) I Still Believe In Love (They're Playing Our Song) - Christalee
3) Ice Castles/Through The Eyes of Love (Ice Castles) - Valerie Perri
4) The Way We Were - Joan Ryan
5) Better Than Ever (Starting Over) - Susan Anton
6) Disneyland (Smile) - Michelle Nicastro
7) Ordinary Miracles - Tonya Pinkins
8) Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) - Carole Cook (w/ Jon Maher)


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