Atherton resident Julie Kaufman, who’s long been involved as a TheatreWorks’ board member, reminded us that the theater company is holding a themed Carnivale benefit on Saturday, April 30. Here’s more information:

“Not your traditional event, we gather in the Carnivale warehouse where glitter, lights, feathers, and props from the annual bacchanals liven the room. Sample Cajun and creole treats like plantains, jambalaya, po-boys, and appropriate libations. Then join the promenade into the showroom for a wild auction of food, wine, travel and adventure.

“After dessert in the warehouse – king cake and bread pudding, of course – we’re back in the showroom for a one-night-only laugh-filled one act What If Billy Wrote a Musical. We’ll follow TheatreWorks musical director Billy Liberatore as he dreams of moving from the orchestra pit to composing his very own show. With a rollicking cast, tongue planted firmly in cheek, and songs that may sound more than a little familiar, we’ll mine the humor and celebrate the drive that makes everyone want to ‘be a star’.

“So find some comfy, festive party wear (no tuxedos, gowns, tie or jackets needed for this one) and Laissez Les Bontemps Roulez (let the good times roll)!”

The event kicks off at 5:30 pm at the Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Tickets are available online.

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