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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, at the Tommy Wind Theatre, 3765 Las Vegas Blvd. South on Monday, October 27, at 8:00 p.m. The event will feature the company of Wicked, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Las Vegas' Golden Rainbow.
THE Wicked ROCKY HORROR SHOW is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company 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 nine years on the road, the company has raised over $2 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country. In 2012, THE Wicked ROCKY HORROR SHOW played to a sold out crowd in Las Vegas raising nearly $81,000 for Broadway Cares and for Golden Rainbow. This "not to be missed" production is playing for only one night only, Monday October 27.
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.
General admission to THE Wicked ROCKY HORROR SHOW is a $75 donation. VIP tickets are available for a $100-$200 donation and include guaranteed priority seating as well as a 6:30 p.m. pre-show reception with members of the Wicked company. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and Golden Rainbow, and admission donations are tax deductible. Tickets are available online at www.tommywindtheater.com, or by calling 702-776-8888. The evening is intended for mature audiences, and parental discretion is advised. Must be 16 or older to attend; 21 or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Valid ID is required. 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, and a chance to bid on a walk-on role in a performance of Wicked.
WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through November 9 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Good seats are still available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thesmithcenter.com or call The Smith Center's 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 that provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada area. It was 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 a 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 annual fundraisers in Nevada. www.goldenrainbow.org
About The Tommy Wind Theater- The Tommy Wind Theater (formerly The Boulevard Theater) is a privately owned company providing a platform for performing arts and nightlife entertainment in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Established in 2013, the venue opened the doors to its state-of-the-art facility, offering a nostalgic Broadway theater feel featuring remarkable sound, stage lighting and talent. Patrons experience a diverse array of programming including theater, dance, comedy, and music in a world-class setting. Aside from delivering the best in live entertainment, The Tommy Wind Theater also serves the community as a resource to host private events such as social gatherings, wedding receptions, corporate events and nightclub promotions.
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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