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The Center Orlando and members of the National Touring Company of Wicked will host "WICKED AFTER DARK," a charitable cabaret concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and The GLBT Center of Central Florida on Thursday, January 26th at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. The performance begins at 10pm, with a reception for VIP ticketed guests beginning at 8:30pm.
WICKED AFTER DARK is produced by the company members of Wicked themselves. This post-WICKED performance event is an opportunity for the company to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite non-Ozian material. The evening will kick off with an amazing opening act by Wicked alumna, Broadway veteran, "X-Factor" star, Nashville recording artist and Florida native, Rachel Potter and her band, Steel Union. Song and dance performances by the company members of Wicked will follow including a LIVE AUCTION.
Net proceeds raised from the benefit will specifically help fund counseling services for the community, survivors and family members resulting from the Pulse tragedy. Counseling services will be needed for at least the next five years and The Center has pledged that it will make these services available to the community, on a walk-in basis, free of charge, for as long as it is needed.
WICKED AFTER DARK, along with WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes. The Wicked National Tour has raised over $4 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and local health and Aids service organizations all over the country.
WICKED AFTER DARK will include exclusive Wicked charity merchandise for purchase and live auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at the Dr. Phillips Center. Live auction items include (to name a few):
- A chance to watch the "greenifying" of OZ's most infamous lady plus a backstage tour and two house seats for the show.
- Win a walk-on role in Wicked. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience being IN Broadway's biggest blockbuster. You can win the chance to wear a Tony Award-winning costume and be in three scenes of Broadway's favorite musical.
Tickets for Wicked AFTER DARK can be purchased at www.TicketFly.com. VIP admission is available for $75, which includes a pre-show reception from 8:30 - 9:30pm, reserved seating, catered light hors d'oeuvres, and two complimentary drinks. Limited premium VIP tables are available for $400 per table (4 seats per table) placing you at the foot of the stage with the best seats in the house. General admission (standing room) tickets are available for $35.
For more information, visit www.AbbeyOrlando.com.
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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