On Saturday, March 13 at 7pm PST/10pm EST, Here Lies Love cast members Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista, Conrad Ricamora, Melody Butiu, Renee Albulario, Belinda Allyn, Debralee Daco, Jordan DeLeon, Michael Feldman, Jeigh Madjus, Jonelle Margallo, Geena Quintos, Shea Renne, Enrico Rodriguez, Trevor Salter, Janelle Velasquez and Tobias Wong will reunite for Seattle Rep’s Revel + Raise At Home Benefit.
Revel + Raise At Home is Seattle Rep’s first-ever virtual Gala, a critical event that raises funds to ensure the theater’s strong future and return to the stage in the year ahead. This one-of-a-kind experience is open to all – registration is free with donations encouraged.
In addition to enjoying a performance from Seattle Rep’s original Here Lies Love cast, Revel + Raise At Home audiences can look forward to witty banter between hosts Julie Briskman (Tiny Beautiful Things) and Justin Huertas (Lizard Boy) as they guide audiences through the festivities. In honor of this special evening, beloved artists will revisit past Seattle Rep productions in lively musical performances – these artists include Keiko Green (As You Like It, The Great Leap), Varinique Davis (Twelfth Night, As You Like It), Shaunyce Omar (As You Like It, Nina Simone: Four Women), and Eric Ankrim (Twelfth Night, Come From Away). Plus, E. Faye Butler (2012’s Pullman Porter Blues) will perform a tune from Cheryl L. West’s Fannie, a play on the horizon at Seattle Rep.
Donations made during the Revel + Raise At Home annual Seattle Rep Gala fundraiser go directly to supporting the theater’s preparations for a successful return to the stage. The organization looks forward to welcoming the community back with shows that exhibit the same extraordinary artistry and high production values that they would expect on the stages, and a patron experience that emphasizes public health and safety for everyone who comes through the theater doors. From contracting artists to rehiring Patron Services staff and preparing its space for post-pandemic protocols, Seattle Rep needs community support now to ensure a strong return to production in the year ahead.
In addition to the exciting slate of celebratory performances, guests and donors of Revel + Raise At Home will have the opportunity to take part in an Online Auction featuring local and international travel packages, a Canlis dining experience, and much more to be announced March 3. Seattle Rep leadership will broadcast live directly from the Bagley Wright Theater where viewers will see pieces of the Jitney set that remain intact and almost frozen in time from the day the theater shut down due to the pandemic. Other participants in the night’s entertainment will broadcast live from remote locations, while other pieces of entertainment will be pre-recorded and aired for the very first time during this evening’s festivities.
Register to attend Revel + Raise At Home here.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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