Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Billy Idol, Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison to be joined by Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Mario Lopez, (Extra!), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Ricki Lake (Charm School with Ricki Lake) and Melora Hardin (The Office) for the all-star cast performing in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute on October 28 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, it was announced today by producer Lou Adler. Celebrating the 35-year anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the evening’s Tribute and Costume Ball is being produced by Adler and Kevin Duncan and directed by Kenny Ortega; it will benefit the Painted Turtle, one of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps. Tickets are available through www.livenation.com.
“It is terrific to have such a diverse cast of actors in support of a great cause – The Painted Turtle,” said Adler. “Each of these individuals will bring a unique performance to the tribute and make for an incredibly memorable evening.”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is hailed as the king of Midnight cult films and is in distribution longer than any film in the history of motion pictures. Adler, who is one of the original producers of the film and a founder of the Painted Turtle, will present a hybrid musical event combining the film version with select live musical performances from the film. General admission tickets will be $50 - $100, available by calling 1800-745-3000 or at www.livenation.com beginning Today. VIP tickets and packages, including the post party Costume Ball are available from 5B Events at 310.559.9334.
Since opening in 2004, the Painted Turtle has provided children throughout California who suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to rediscover the ordinary joys of being a child through a year-round camp and hospital outreach programs. To date, over 12,864 children and their families have been served by over 5,631 doctors, nurses and program volunteers. No child or family pays to attend camp.
For more information about the Painted Turtle please visit www.thepaintedturtle.org.