Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, America - 20 May 2017
Center Theatre Group’s 50th: A Starry Show, Gala Dinner and $4 Million

 

Belting out “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray Live!,” Jennifer Hudson closed the one-night-only, star-studded show at the Ahmanson Theatre for the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in high style May 20.

In addition to Hudson’s performance, CTG’s festivities on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles had plenty of other highlights. A pre-show cocktail party gave patrons a chance to mingle with fellow theater aficionados, and a seated dinner in Grand Park followed.

Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, America - 20 May 2017

The celebration, which raised a whopping $4 million…

Click here to read my entire story for the online edition of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.

 

Top photo: Jennifer Hudson belts out a show-stopping number to close the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary show (photo, Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Second photo: Actors Barrett Foa and Merle Dandridge hang out in the hallways backstage while awaiting their turn onstage at the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary show (photo, Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, America - 20 May 2017
Third photo: The band Ozomatli performs hip-hop, reggae, rock and Latin sounds at the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary party in Grand Park (photo, Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Fourth photo: Following the show, Wanda De Jesus and Jimmy Smits attend the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary party (photo, Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

 

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Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Published May 26, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA