Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner Present CARLIE & DONI HELP SAVE THE THEATRE


Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner present CARLIE & DONI 'HELP SAVE THE THEATRE' - a one-hour irreverent musical comedy extravaganza featuring comedy/music duo Carlie and Doni, hosted by Lily Tomlin at Santa Monica Playhouse, one night only, Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Brian Monaghan of the LA Comedy Examiner calls them "A unique and fresh act that has been thrust into the local comedy scene." Admission includes pre-show refreshments and post-show reception.

CARLIE & DONI are two best friends who met in 2005 at Los Angeles Community College Theater Academy. They quickly realized it wasn't for them and dropped out. Carlie moved in with Doni and they decided to form a musical/comedy act, writing silly songs and sketches on their own time. Over the last three years they have developed that seven-minute audition into a one-hour comedy musical/comedy extravaganza. Carlie & Doni recently performed at The Comedy Festival in San Francisco, are regulars at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and this year were the Headline attraction at The Improv. Also this year, they made their first commercial for Toyota, writing and performing a song they wrote called "My First Ride," and they wrote the title song and appear as troubadours in the comedy film, "When Harry Marries."

Lily Tomlin is one of the best-loved women in America. Maybe she has enemies, but try to find one. She's an all-American natural. Born in Detroit, she has won - over a 40-year career - two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. Her one-woman Broadway performance in Jane Wagner's "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" became a classic. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman's "Nashville." She was recently seen in Steve Martin's "Pink Panther, 2."

Jane Wagner has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards, won three of them, plus a Writer's Guild of America prize. She has also won two Peabody awards for her work. As well as, the N.Y. Drama Critics' Circle and the N.Y. Drama Desk awards for her Broadway play "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe."

CARLIE & DONI 'HELP SAVE THE THEATRE' is a Hamza-Urbisci-McDowell Production. It plays for one night only,Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Admission includes a pre- and a post-show reception. Seating is limited. All proceeds benefit the Santa Monica Playhouse Save The Playhouse Campaign. Tickets are available at The Playhouse box office at 1-(310)-394-9779 x1.

Santa Monica Playhouse,The Main Stage is at 1211 4th Street in Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or LA Metro Rapid #720, exit 4th and Wilshire.

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