A Benefit fundraiser for Bay Area Musicals


TONY Nominated Actress


(Bright Star, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables)

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Saturday, May 19th, 2018

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Alcazar Theater, San Francisco


Bay Area Musicals! presents its third annual benefit  fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St) in San Francisco.  Tony Nominated actress, Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis) – will give a special performance.  Proceeds from the benefit support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals!

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. During this time, guests will be given a chance to win raffle prizes, as well as participate in the silent auction.  Immediately after, Matthew McCoy – Bay Area Musicals’ Founder and Artistic Director – will be announcing their third season with the help of local performers.  There will also be a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items including remote vacation destinations, dinner & theater packages, and a luxury cruise. Act two will consist of a concert by Carmen Cusack. 

6:30PM                                                 7:30PM                                               9:30PM 

COCKTAILS AND FOOD                                               AUCTION AND PERFORMANCE                                 AFTER PARTY      


$175- VIP (First Two Rows + Bottle of Champagne + Gift Bag)

$100- Front Orchestra

$85- Front Circle

$65- Rear Circle

$45- Side Circle


About Carmen Cusack


CARMEN CUSACK is best known for her critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated star turn in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Broadway musical, Bright Star. It was her first Broadway role. She was featured in the 2016 City Center production of Sunday in the Park with George, and she starred last year in the one woman show, Do This at the Gulfshore Playhouse. She starred as ‘Lynn Gardner' in Carrie at MCC, 'Nellie Forbush’ in Lincoln Center's national tour of South Pacific, for which she received a Helen Hayes nomination, and ‘Elphaba' in the first US tour and Australia productions of Wicked. Her West End credits include 'Eva Cassidy' in Over
the Rainbow, ‘Fantine' in Les Miserables, ‘Rose' in The Secret Garden, ‘Kim' in Personals, and ‘Christine' in Phantom of the Opera. She studied opera at the University of North Texas, which just presented her with its first honorary baccalaureate degree this March.