Mae West is Back Boys, and Detroit has got her!!
A Play by Claudia Shear
Featuring Cast Members of Disney’s THE LION KING
Company members of DISNEY’S THE LION KING
and JACKSON, MI PRISON CITY PLAYERS
Will present a ONE NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE
To benefit AIDS Partnership Michigan
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
DETROIT (February 22, 2013) – This very special one-time event will be held on Monday, March 4 at The Century Theatre located inside The Historic Gem Theatre at 333 Madison Street Detroit; MI. Tickets are currently on sale for $75.00 including dinner at the Century Grille beginning at 6:00PM
A bawdy, funny drama, DIRTY BLONDE is no evening of mere impersonation. With Vaudeville and her rise to Hollywood stardom as a backdrop, Mae West becomes a symbol for two adoring fans to discover their nature, their identities, and ultimately themselves.
In conjunction with the retirement reception for Barbara Murray from AIDS Partnership Michigan, this evening’s entertainment serves as reminder to celebrate ourselves and the impact we have on those around us.
DIRTY BLONDE will feature from Disney’s THE LION KING, Mark David Kaplan (Zazu) as Frank Wallace, Joe Frisco and others; and Ben Lipitz (Pumbaa) as Charlie. From Jackson, Michigan PRISON CITY PLAYERS, Colleen Flynn will star as Jo and Mae West.
All proceeds will benefit AIDS Partnership Michigan and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).
AIDS Partnership Michigan is the state’s central resource for information and referral about HIV/AIDS and the largest service provider in Michigan. The agency provides total, wrap around HIV/AIDS services serving over 8,500 people each year. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation’s leading industry based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.
Tickets for DIRTY BLONDE are currently on sale for $75 each (including pre-show dinner at the Historic Century Grille beginning at 6:00PM) and may be purchased in advance by calling AIDS Partnership Michigan at 800-872-2437 or at www.aidspartnership.org .Tickets may also be purchased at the door, pending availability. All seating is general admission. This one night only performance will be held at The Century Theatre located at The Historic Gem and Century Theatres located at 333 Madison Street, Detroit.
ABOUT PRISON CITY PLAYERS
A company of local writers, actors, musicians and directors, performing original sketch comedy, LIVE at ART 634, for the benefit of The Jackson School of the Arts.
ABOUT DISNEY’S THE LION KING
Disney’s THE LION KING is now playing a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House through Sunday, March 10. In Detroit, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m., Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m. There will also be a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, March 7. Tickets to THE LION KING are available at the Fisher Theatre box office, the Detroit Opera House box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-866-870-2717 and online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.lionking.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com.