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Concert for Victor

Posted By Ava Gaudet on September 12th, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/concert-for-victor

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 13th, I am honored to be performing in a benefit concert which will take place at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse at 7:30 PM. All proceeds go to the Rodriguez Family Care Fund…

This concert will benefit 23-year-old Victor Rodriguez and his family. In June 2011, Sacramento newlyweds Victor and Crystal Rodriguez went parasailing on the last day of their honeymoon in the Bahamas. At a height of approximately 200 feet their harness snapped, and they fell into the ocean. Crystal was killed, and Victor suffered severe injuries. Neither of them had health or life insurance. They had only been married 12 days.

The story is heartbreaking, and sadly the battle continues for Victor. He is currently hospitalized due to complications from the accident, and won’t be able to attend the concert in person, as he had planned. We hope this night of performances can lift his spirit, ease his financial burdens, and provide him with hope, love and support.

The line up of performers is incredible, including Melora Hardin (THE OFFICE / Broadway’s Chicago), Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven’s / Broadway’s Beauty & the Beast), Monika Beal (Long Beach Opera’s Philip Glass’ Akhnaten), 30 Rock’s Todd Buonopane (Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee), Hart of Dixie’s Deborah S. Craig (Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee), Devin Kelly, Charley Izabella King (Broadway’s The Producers), Leigh Ann Larkin (Broadway’s Gypsy & A Little Night Music), High School Musical: Get in the Picture’s Jennifer Malenke (Broadway’s Into The Woods – Revival) and Jacquelynn Ware, and the night will be headlined by Emmy winner, Wane Brady.

If you’re in the LA area and can come out to this special event, please show your support!! Tickets are still available, and your contribution will be so appreciated!!

Full-price tickets are $99 including admission to the post-show reception, or $45 for the show only (both include a $4.00 ticketing fee).

*Special priced tickets will be available until 12pm Tomorrow here: http://www.goldstar.com/events/pasadena-ca/concert-for-victor And you can purchase tickets at pasadenaplayhouse.org until 6pm, or pay-what-you-can at the door

For more info go to http://pasadenanow.com/main/emmy-winner-wayne-brady-joins-star-studded-concert-for-victor-a-benefit

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the TWIST experience…so far

Posted By Ava Gaudet on July 18th, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/the-twist-experience-so-far

Ok, first of all… it has been SO LONG since I have blogged! Wowzers! I guess I have just been so hyper-focused on my work in TWIST that I’ve been ignoring this, leaving countless stupid videos unshared, a multitude of adorable outfits undocumented, and some truly incredible experiences unexpressed! This must stop TODAY! There is so much to talk about, here’s the abbreviated version….

I have been happily dedicated to TWIST for these past couple of months…trying to enjoy each moment before its over, and it will be over SOON! Just 5 more performances to go before our run at The Pasadena Playhouse is over! (there’s still time to get tickets – GO HERE)

TWIST went into previews on June 14th, at which point we made some major changes to the show (all for the better) and in the end it all came together in such an incredible way! By the time opening weekend came around we were all SO excited and proud of what we had accomplished, and we just wanted to share it with the world!

Opening Night Gala
(for more pictures of opening weekend go to
HERE)

We’ve had a great responce from our community, Click here to hear what people are saying about the show:

Here are a few V.I.P’s that came to check us out:

Kristin Chenoweth

Louis Farrakhan (really!?)

Adam Lambert (with my fellow TWIST cast mate, Holly Hyman)

And….just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I met my idol, my favorite artist of all time and my musical inspiration,

the one and ONLY

STEVIE WONDER!!

aaaaaaahhhhh!

* * * *

I’m so grateful for this experience… to have had the chance to work with the amazing Miss Debbie Allen, and to have met, worked with, and become *friends* with this incredible cast, crew, and creative team!!

I’m looking forward to this last week of shows, and hoping for a long future for

TWIST!

TWIST!

TWEEUUUUSSSSST!

GO TO www.twistanamericanmusical.com for more info

TWIST on NBC LA

Posted By Ava Gaudet on June 9th, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/twist-on-nbc-la

We are getting close to the opening of TWIST at the Pasadena Playhouse and word is being spread about our amazing show!

Check out this segment from last night’s KNBC-TV’s 5:00 News profiling TWIST:

We begin previews next Tuesday, June 14th and run through July 17th

FOR TICKETS, GO TO:

www.TwistanAmericanMusical.com

Use one of these DISCOUNT CODES to SAVE on Tickets!

For any PREVIEW performance (June 14 – June 24th) Get $25 tickets by using the code: FAF25

For ANY PERFORMANCE during the run of the show, get 4 tickets for $99 by using the code: FAMPAC4

For ANY PERFORMANCE during the run of the show, get 20% off by using the code: TWI20


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!~

TWIST: An American Musical

Posted By Ava Gaudet on May 15th, 2011

http://avagaudet.com/twist-an-american-musical

I just finished my first week of rehearsals for TWIST: An American Musical at the Pasadena Playhouse, and I couldn’t be more excited!

I’m so happy to be a part of such a talented cast and to have the honor of working with such an amazing creative team, including our Director/Choreographer, the one and only Miss Debbie Allen.

Check out the show website for more info, and stay tuned! I’ll be giving more updates as we get closer to opening night!!


FOLLOW TWIST ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER(@TwistTheMusical) FOR UP TO DATE INFO!