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Broadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This Week

This Thursday, June 9th at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, an elite cast of Broadway veterans will take to the stage for a one-night only benefit concert performing numbers from the award-winning Broadway shows that put them on the map. 100% of the proceeds from this stellar night of song and dance will benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Panera Bread has graciously come on board to sponsor the evening. Currently in rehearsals, the cast of over 50 Broadway performers, ensemble singers, and dancers is prepping for what is sure to be a thrilling night of theatre in Los Angeles.

"Being a performer is like being a superhero. You have to use your powers for good ...and by powers, I mean triple pirouettes and high notes!" said Associate Producer and Choreographer J. Elaine Marcos.

The incredible cast of performers include: Chandra Lee Schwartz (WICKED, GYPSY), Rhett George (SWEET CHARITY, MEMPHIS), J. Elaine Marcos (PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, ANNIE), Joan Almedilla (MISS SAIGON), Jessica Snow Wilson (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LES MISERABLES), Alexis Carra (SWEET CHARITY, WICKED), Jessica Lea Patty (A CHORUS LINE, EVITA), Sharon Catherine Brown (DREAMGIRLS, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT), Kathy Deitch (WICKED, FOOTLOOSE), Ava Gaudet (RENT), Clent Bowers (CATS, BIG), Marc Petrosino (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), Lynette Dupree (BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK), Benjamin Schrader (THE BOOK OF MORMON, RAGTIME), James Delisco Beeks (SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, AIDA), Gwen Hollander (LITTLE WOMEN), Christian Anderson (AVENUE Q, RENT), Stephanie Fredricks (WONDERFUL TOWN), Davis Jackson, Janaya Mahealani Jones and many more!

"I was honored enough to see the new Hope of the Valley facility, and learn about the life-changing services they will be providing. I jumped at the chance to perform for a good cause with my West Coast Broadway family." - Jessica Snow Wilson

The event is Executive Produced by Michael-Leon Wooley, along with Associate Producers J. Elaine Marcos and Kymberli McKanna.

General admission tickets start at $27.00. There are limited VIP tickets which include premium seating, cocktails, and a meet & greet with the cast for $75.00. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The show begins at 8:00 P.M. A silent auction will be open to all in attendance. Tickets are available at:

The El Portal Theater is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601. For more information, please visit

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