Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at the newly-opened “People’s Building,” located at 9995 E. Colfax Ave on the Northwest Corner of Colfax and Florence, just across the street from The Aurora Fox.
The entertainment portion of the evening will be held on the Aurora Fox mainstage.
5:30-6:00 p.m.: Arrival/Photos at People’s Building (9995 E. Colfax Ave.)
6:00-7:45 p.m.: Dinner and Silent Auction
7:45-8:00 p.m.: To Aurora Fox (9900 E. Colfax Ave.)
8:00-10:00 p.m.: Performance by Alex Brightman, Final silent auction bids, paddle-raising auction and Season 34 announcement
Season 33 Gala Headliner
Fox Gala Headliner, Alex Brightman, performs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” on the Tony Awards
Alex Brightman. Photo credit: Tina Turnbow
Tony-nominated actor, Alex Brightman, solidified himself as a Broadway star for his performance in the role of ‘Dewey Finn’ in the hit musical adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK. David Rooney from the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER wrote, “With his indefatigable comic energy and explosive physicality, Brightman makes a winning scoutmaster. The actor is bracingly in the moment at all times.” Most recently Alex has been collaborating with famed, Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers on a musical adaptation of the blockbuster film, BEETLEJUICE.
On television, Alex can be seen in the pilot episode of Showtime’s acclaimed series SMILF, written and directed by Frankie Shaw. Alex has also appeared on USA’s ROYAL PAINS and on Comedy Central’s IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN, and will next be seen in an upcoming episode of THE GOOD FIGHT.
Alex’s Broadway debut came in spring 2008 in James Gardiner and Nick Blaemire’s GLORY DAYS. He later took on the role of ‘Boq’ in the Tony Award-winning and best-selling musical, WICKED. He has also appeared on Broadway in Susan Stroman’s BIG FISH and as ‘Michael Wormwood’ in the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, based on the 1988 children’s novel by Roald Dahl. He was seen on the west coast in The Old Globe’s world premiere musical, NOBODY LOVES YOU and recently Alex starred as ‘Zangara’ in the off-Broadway production of ASSASSINS for Encores!/City Center.
On the side, Brightman enjoys teaching music and has taught for several years at Broadway Artist Alliance and Camp Broadway, as well as with his own class called “Alex Brightman Teaches You How to Kick Auditions in the Ass.”
Alex currently resides in New York City.
Brightman will be the featured entertainment for the Aurora Fox Season 33 fundraising Gala taking place on April 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Season 33 Gala
Join us for our annual fundraising gala to support the historic Aurora Fox. Begin with a delicious Italian dinner with wine selections from Carrabba’s, shop the silent auction filled with local treats and luxury items and claim your reserved seat to an exclusive show-stopping performance by Tony-nominated Broadway performer, Alex Brightman.
Plus, be among the first to hear the 2018/19 season announcement!
Formal attire is encouraged.
Saturday, April 21st – 6:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Preview
Valued at over $20,000 worth of items!
African Safari for 2
Condo in Breckenridge (1 week)
2 Honda Scooters!
Date Night Packages
Live Theatre Tickets
Trattoria Stella Chef’s Table for 10
Cultural Institutions tickets
And much more…
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