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February 5, 2013

Backstage Pass:
Concert HOPE FOR JOE To Benefit Cancer Foundation

BY
DANNY BERNARDO

Bailiwick Chicago Theater Collective Members are pleased to join a talented line-up of Chicago artists for HOPE FOR JOE, a benefit evening of musical performances on Friday, Febuary 8 from 7 – 9 pm at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for the HOPE FOR JOE concert cost $20 and available at the door.

Concert HOPE FOR JOE To Benefit Cancer Foundation
With an eclectic mix of contemporary pop ballads and popular musical theater tributes, the HOPE FOR JOE concert includes performances by: Julie Bayer, Kevin Bishop, Christin Boulette, Danny Bernardo*, Kevin Bishop, Katherine Condit, Harmony France*, Kate Garassino*, Kathleen Gibson, Michael Harnichar*, Ryan Lanning*, Mark LeBeau*, Bethany Thomas, Melissa Young*, and others. The evening will be emceed by Kate Garassino* and Christopher Pazdernik* with musical accompaniment by Aaron Benham* and Robert Ollis*.

Concert HOPE FOR JOE To Benefit Cancer Foundation
"We have a call to action at Bailiwick Chicago: ‘Come Home, Reinvent Yourself, Pass It On,'" comments Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown. "This event is an opportunity to ‘Pass It On!' We're a family, so when Executive Director Kate Garassino told us of her nephew's illness, our collective members rallied to donate their time and talents. We hope to help Joe in his time of need and raise awareness of his rare, terminal type of liver cancer."

All proceeds from HOPE FOR JOE will benefit the Joe Garassino Foundation, a fund that will be distributed to cancer research, The American Cancer Society and help offset Joe Garassino's medical costs.

Bailiwick Chicago is a non-profit professional company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals and develop new work, while sharing a powerful and authentic theatrical experience. We celebrate and engage our community through diverse programming, artistic partnerships and outreach opportunities. In just two seasons, Bailiwick Chicago has garnered 28 award nominations, including 10 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations in their first Jeff-Eligible season (2011-12).

*Denotes Bailiwick Chicago Collective Member.

 
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