Glendale Arts will celebrate the completion of the landmark Alex Theatre’s multi-million dollar expansion and renovation with Emmy and Tony award-winning performer Martin Short. Short joins artistic director and conductor Matt Catingub and the Glendale Pops Orchestra for a special evening of comedy, music, song and dance at the Theatre’s grand reopening on Saturday, June 21.
Recalling the glamour of Old Hollywood, guests will walk the red carpet in true Alex Theatre style as they enter the event, which will include a pre-and post-theatre reception and guided tour of the Alex’s new 6,600 square foot expansion (for VIP ticket holders). The pre-theatre reception is at 6:30 p.m. prior to the show at 8 p.m. An elegant dinner, catered by premier Mediterranean caterer Anoush, and a silent auction will immediately follow the performance in a specially designed tent behind the theatre.
Proceeds from the event will support the programs and services of Glendale Arts, a private non-profit organization which manages the Alex Theatre and coordinates resources designed to benefit Glendale based artists, arts organizations, businesses, government agencies and local schools. Over the past decade, Glendale Arts has generated over $9.5 million in earned income in the city and hosted more than 2,500 community and professional performances.
Funded by the City of Glendale Successor Agency, Glendale Arts initiated the $5.26 million expansion to meet the increasing demands of new productions, current rental users and Glendale Arts productions. The renovations will allow the Alex to broaden the kind of productions they do and enhance the theatre’s ability to accommodate different kinds of events in the future.
VIP tickets are available for $150 per person. Tickets for the concert and performance only are available for $85 per person. For tickets and more information, call (818) 243-ALEX (2539) or visit www.alextheatre.org.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.