The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts commemorates the 25th anniversary of its founding with DreamBuilders: From Post Office to Box Office, a virtual benefit celebrating the landmark occasion and honoring Dreambuilders the Honorable Vicki Reynolds, Founding President Paul Selwyn and the late President Emeritus Richard Rosenzweig, on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6:30 pm.
Presented by Harry Winston, Inc., the benefit is hosted by Wallis Board Members Debbie Allen and Nigel Lythgoe, OBE, with Wallis Annenberg serving as Honorary Chair. The festive celebration, filled with dazzling entertainment, includes virtual red carpet arrivals plus performances by such stellar artists as Adam Levine, Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who starred in The Wallis’ 2018 presentation of Long Day’s Journey into Night; Artist-in-Residence/acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope; jazz legend Patrice Rushen; and Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Sheléa. It also features performances by Broadway star and American Idol season one top-four finalist Tamarya Gray (Rent, Once on the Island) with Lily Zager, star student from GRoW@TheWallis’ acclaimed Broadway Dreams program and The Miracle Project; the nationally recognized John Burrows High School Powerhouse Choir; and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
Dreambuilders provides a fascinating 25-year look-back at The Wallis’ remarkable history, from its origins in 1933 as the City of Beverly Hill’s historic post office, to its transformation into a world class performing arts venue, which embraces both classic and modern architecture and opened its doors to tremendous critical acclaim in 2013. The breathtaking 70,000-square-foot facility, quickly became a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national and international artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences, and the eclectic programming it presents mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world.
Proceeds benefit the Hope @ The Wallis Resiliency Fund, a crucial source of philanthropic support for The Wallis during its unanticipated and lengthy closure due to the global pandemic.
Patron sponsor packages and single tickets for the virtual benefit, starting at $500, are available. For tickets and information, visit TheWallis.org/DreamBuilders, call 310.746.4000 (Tues. – Fri., 9:30am – 2:30pm) or email Tickets@TheWallis.org
What: 25th Anniversary Virtual Benefit
When: December 3, 2020, at 6:30pm