On Monday, September 26, 2011, the National Touring Company of WICKED will host Our Wicked, Wicked Ways, an evening of cabaret performances. Held at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street in Atlanta, will feature cast and crew members of the touring company of WICKED. Proceeds of this event will benefit Joining Hearts and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Produced by Kevin Ireland, founder of the BestArts.com and Kevin Bebee, Associate Company Manager for WICKED, the evening is an opportunity to momentarily step out of their roles in the musical and dance, sing, and entertain with comedy, featuring company members including Justin Brill (Boq), Mark Jacoby (The Wizard), Stephanie Brown (Nessarose), and Mariand Torres (Elphaba Standby), as well as members of the ensemble and touring staff. There will also be a silent auction of items, including WICKED memorabilia used in actual performances, and a live auction of several opportunities to join the company backstage at the Fox Theatre, including a chance to bid on a walk-on role to be in WICKED.
Admission to Our Wicked, Wicked Ways is by donation. Tickets are available online at theBestArts.com. General admission is $35. VIP tickets are also available and include a 6:30 pm pre-show reception hosted by Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), Dee Roscioli (Elphaba), and Colin Hanlon (Fiyero), are available for $75. All proceeds benefit Joining Hearts and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and donations are tax-deductible. Silent auction items and a cash bar will be available before and after the show.
While all are welcome, the evening is intended for mature audiences of 18 and older. Parental discretion is advised.
Joining Hearts, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS in Atlanta. 100% of every dollar raised through ticket sales is donated to their 501(c)(3) beneficiaries, AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House. Since 1987, Joining Hearts has raised over $1.15M for these two worthy organizations – with no administrative costs.
AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency was founded as a “grass-roots” response to the devastating and fatal impact HIV/AIDS was having on the Atlanta community. The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community. Services are provided to those most at risk and most in need including specific at-risk populations, those who are under- or uninsured, and those living very near or below the poverty level.
Jerusalem Houseis Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent supportive housing designated for homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Atlanta has more homeless children than any city in the U.S.; on any given day, almost 40% of JH residents are children. Jerusalem House provides over 62% of the permanent supportive housing designated for Atlanta’s homeless and low-income population with HIV/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.