WICKED Tour Cast to Host ROCKY HORROR SHOW Benefit Concert, 9/24
On Monday, SEPTEMBER 24, at 7:30pm the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW", a staged concert performance of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show – Book, music & lyrics by Richard O'Brien. Held at The New Tropicana Las Vegas Historic Showroom, the event will feature the company of WICKED. The net proceeds of this event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Las Vegas's Golden Rainbow.
"THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW" is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company throughout the country to support charitable causes which advance WICKED's theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical's message that people should not be judged on first impressions. The company believes that in these divisive times we must come together to support those in need throughout the country and around the world. In its 7 years on the road, the company has raised over $2,000,000 in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS Services organizations all over the country.
Produced by company members, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their (spiked) heels as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta, Rocky, Janet and Brad. The evening will feature company members including: Nicole Parker (Elphaba); Patti Murin (Glinda); Kim Zimmer (Madame Morrible); Justin Brill, (Boq); as well as members of the ensemble, band, and the touring staff. The event will be directed by company member Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald with choreography by Napoleon W. Gladney & Shanna VanDerwerker. Musical direction provided by Andrew Graham.
Admission to "THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW" is by donation. General admission tickets are $60. VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a 6:30pm pre-show reception with members of the company, are available for $125. Tickets are available online at: www.troplv.com; in person at the Tropicana Showroom Box Office or by calling 702-739-2222. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and Golden Rainbow, and donations are tax-deductible. The Tropicana bar staff will be serving throughout the evening. The evening is intended for mature audiences, and parental discretion is advised. Admission is limited to ages 16 and older (21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages). The Wicked Rocky Horror Show is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
In addition to the performance, there will be live and silent auctions including several opportunities to join the company backstage at the The Smith Center, including a chance to bid on a walk-on role in WICKED where you will join the cast onstage in a performance of WICKED. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster is playing is now playing through October 7th in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Good seats are still available with best selection in Tuesday and Wednesday performances. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thesmithcenter.com or call the Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000.
About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids -Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fund raising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $150 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, and other serious illnesses. www.broadwaycares.org
About Golden Rainbow- Golden Rainbow is a non-profit organization founded in 1987. We provide housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada area.
Golden Rainbow is a grass roots organization, founded by members of the entertainment industry who saw the need to provide housing for people with HIV/AIDS when one of their own was forced to live and die in a garage. Entertainers, doing what they do best, put together their first show to raise money for this worthwhile cause. That first show was called "Golden Rainbow" and premiered July 11, 1987, in the Ziegfeld Theatre at Bally's. Since then the show's name has been changed to 'Ribbon of Life" and is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in Nevada. www.goldenrainbow.org
Prepare to be surprised! The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today's global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a casually elegant resort experience. In addition to a South Beach rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the resort includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants and bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, and the recently debuted Glow??, A Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas, Laugh Factory, Recycled Percussion, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas, and Bagatelle Beach & Nightclub (opening summer 2012). http://www.troplv.com