Casting Announced for Thousand Oaks Benefit at Feinstein’s/54 Below

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THOUSAND OAKS STRONG: A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE BORDERLINE SHOOTING & CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES will be held at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Saturday, January 12th, at 11:30pm, in a concert directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider.

Scheduled to appear in the concert are Ryan Andes(Big Fish), Michael James Byrne(Rock of Ages), Ian Fairlee (The Boys From Syracuse) Steven Ferezy (In The Room With Steven & Dana), Tess Ferrell(Wicked), Sara Jean Ford(The Phantom of the Opera), A.J. Holmes(The Book Of Mormon), Andrew Karl(Ragtime),John Koladziej (Johnny en Rose), Katie Luke(Kiss Me Kate), Hannah Jane McMurray(Dirty Dancing), Catherine Ricafort (SpongeBob SquarePants), Juan Drigo Ricarfort (In The Heights), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Jonalyn Saxer (Mean Girls), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Sasha Weiss(Jerry Springer: The Opera).

The concert will be hosted by Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues)

On November 7, 2018, twelve people lost their lives in the Borderline Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Less than 24 hours later, wildfires swept the city.

Some of Broadway’s greatest talents call Thousand Oaks home, and now they will come together for one night only to sing songs of hope and inspiration and raise money to help those affected by these tragedies. The evening will also feature an auction that includes backstage tours and tickets to some of Broadway’s greatest shows including Come From Away and Mean Girls.

Proceeds will go to the Westlake Rotary Club Fund For Victims Of The Borderline Shooting and Ventura County Community Foundation.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

THOUSAND OAKS STRONG: A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE BORDERLINE SHOOTING & CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES will be directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider and music directed by Greg Kenna. Benjamin Nissen serves as associate producer.

Schneider said, “Thousand Oaks is not only my home but home to many of Broadway’s great artists. Its resident theatres have played host to some of New York’s strongest performers. We are all devastated by the senseless shooting and devastating fires. But, as the Broadway community has done countless times in our past, we are mobilizing and coming together to help bring financial assistance to those who have been affected by these tragic events.”

Tickets, starting at $30, are still available. In addition to the ticket price, there is food and beverage minimum of $20.00. THOUSAND OAKS STRONG: A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE BORDERLINE SHOOTING & CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES FRANKLIN tickets can be purchased at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551


Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s greatest musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the-art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below will present iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description on the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein’s/54 Below” has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs. Located at 254 West 54thStreet, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105.

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