The ALS Association - GoldenWest Chapter
ONE STARRY NIGHT
From Broadway to Hollywood
A Special Performance Dedicated to Conquering ALS
Produced by Juliana Hansen, Melissa Verdugo, Jonathan White and Patrick McMinn
Written and Directed by Bruce Kimmel
Music Direction and Orchestrations by Richard Allen
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter cordially invites you to a special performance dedicated to conquering ALS. Co-Producers Juliana Hansen, Melissa Verdugo, Jonathan White, and Patrick McMinn will present The 2015 Gala – ONE STARRY NIGHT, a one-night only-benefit performance held on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the historic Pasadena Playhouse. The evening will also include a silent auction and VIP post-show meet-and-greet. Proceeds will provide critical funding for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s mission priorities in care services, public policy, and cutting-edge global research toward treatments and cure for ALS.
For their 2015's annual Gala, the Golden West Chapter is pleased to partner with producers Juliana Hansen, Melissa Verdugo and Jonathan White. Hansen and White produced last year's inaugural ONE STARRY NIGHT performance, which played to a sell-out crowd at the legendary Pasadena Playhouse in January 2014. Grammy Award-nominee Bruce Kimmel returns to write and direct, with music direction and orchestrations once again provided by Richard Allen. The evening will feature performances by (in alphabetical order) Micky Dolenz ("The Monkees"), Juliana Hansen (NBC’s Grease, You're The One That I Want!), Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus), Richard Sherman (Academy Award-winning Songwriter: Disney's Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book), Reagan Pasternak (Disney Channel's "In A Heartbeat," CBC's "Being Erica"), and more to be announced!
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception at redwhite+bluezz; Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. – Showtime
10:30 p.m. – After Show Reception
The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave, Pasadena, 91101
Tickets and Sponsorships
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease", is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People with ALS lose the ability to walk, talk, speak, swallow and eventually to breathe, while their five senses and, in most cases, their minds continue to function normally. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from time of diagnosis. However, with recent advances in research and improved access to medical care, people with ALS are living longer, more productive lives.
The ALS Association and the Golden West Chapter
The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The Golden West Chapter currently serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and the state of Hawaii. Proceeds from this event will provide critical funding for The Golden West Chapter’s interdependent mission priorities in care services (which includes regional care management, support groups, loans of durable medical equipment and augmentative communication devices, community outreach and education, and multidisciplinary clinical care); global cutting-edge research for treatments and cures; and important state and federal public policy initiatives.