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BECKETT’S BUTTON

Renowned film-television-theatre artist Andreas Beckett
From the Bavarian beerhouses of his native Germany to “Manhattan, America” to Hollywood, Andreas Beckett (Saturday Night Live, Poseidon, Gamer, The Way of the Vampire, CATS, Rigoletto), unfurls his heartfelt, candid life story with song and dance under the masterful hands of legendary Mitzie and Ken Welch (14 Emmys: for The Carol Burnett Show, Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall, Linda in Wonderland, Ben Vereen: His Roots, Barbra Streisand & Other Musical Instruments).

“Beckett’s American tale is fascinating from beginning to end…a consummate entertainer!†(Tolucan Times). Choreography by Jordi Caballero (two-time American Choreography Award nominee; hit films and TV shows include Chris Columbus’ Rent, the Academy Awards, Dancing with the Stars, America’s Next Top Model, CSI Miami, Nip-Tuck, Brothers & Sisters, Sex & The City, The Shield, The Unit, Entourage.) Written by Andreas Beckett and Mitzi Welch. Directed by Mitzie Welch with Musical Direction by Ken Welch. Choreography by Jordi Caballero.

Andreas Beckett is renowned international performer whose work includes stage, film, television and opera. He won the Audience Award at the D.G.A. Awards in Los Angeles for his leading role in his first film, Empty, by Micah Herman and just completed working with Robert Zemeckis on his new project Petit. Recent operatic appearances include The Duke in Rigoletto, Florestan in Fidelio, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Spoletta in Tosca, Tony in Masterclass at the Santa Barbara Theater Company. Future roles include Don Jose in Carmen with the Bulgarian Opera Russe.

Mitzie & Ken Welch have written/composed/produced TV Specials for Beverly Sills, Bob Hope, Placido Domingo, Hal Linden, Linda Lavin, Ben Vereen, Whoopi Goldberg, Bea Arthur, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Robin Williams, Dudley Moore, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Cher, & Barbra Streisand, plus seven seasons on The Carol Burnett Show. They crafted Barry Manilow’s “Music & Passion,†now in its 4th year in Las Vegas and won the 2003 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for “Songs My Mother Taught Me†, a celebration of the music of Judy Garland, starring her daughter Lorna Luft.

Produced by BW Productions. $20 all seats. Sunday, December 13, 7:00 pm.

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