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A Night Under the Stars … with the Stars Saturday, August 25 at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters


The Celebrity Benefit at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the
Masters, the most entertaining and star-studded night of the summer art
season, will be held in Laguna Beach on Saturday, August 25. This
red carpet one-night affair
will offer guests an evening of fine
art, entertainment and a special performance of this summer's popular
Pageant of the Masters, "Under the Sun." Proceeds will support the
Building Fund for renovations of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the
Masters facility.

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"Cutting Glass," a 1991 acrylic-on-canvas painting by San Clemente artist Gary Prettyman replicated on stage at the 85th annual Pageant of the Masters (Photo: Business Wire)

The event begins at 5 pm with a private viewing of the Festival of Arts
Fine Art Show and red carpet arrivals walked by attending celebrities,
including the evening's Pageant host actress Sarah Drew and
musical performer Steve Tyrell. Other guest celebrities scheduled
to appear are Patrika Darbo (The Bold and the Beautiful), Kate
Flannery (The Office), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds),
Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer),
Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Erica Luttrel (Salvation),
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Mishel Prada (Vida), Dallas
Raines (ABC7 News), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds),
French Stewart (NCIS), Vanessa Claire Stewart (Alex and the
), Tony Tantillo (CBS2 News 'Fresh Grocer') and many,
many others.

Guests will enjoy an intimate concert on the Festival green at 6 pm,
performed by Grammy-winning record producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell.
Ever since his glorious surprise version of "The Way You Look Tonight"
in the 1991 film Father of The Bride, Tyrell has been setting A
New Standard
(the title of his 1999 debut album) for interpreting
the Great American Songbook. Nine of Tyrell's own albums have reached
top-five status on Billboard's Jazz charts, with his most recent "A Song
For You" hitting #1. He continually works to reinvent the American
Standards Songbook and connect classic tunes to a modern audience,
performing extensively with his band and with orchestras across the
country and around the world-from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall to
Buckingham Palace.

After the concert show, actress Sarah Drew will draw the winning
ticket for a 2019 Acura RDX ($38,295 value). This is the conclusion of a
summer-long raffle. Since the Festival season opened on July 5, visitors
have been purchasing their raffle tickets in hopes of being the lucky
winner. Raffle tickets will continue to be sold right up until 8 pm that
night: $5 for one ticket, $20 for five tickets (winning ticketholder
need not be present to win).

Culminating the evening, guests will enjoy a special performance of the
2018 Pageant of the Masters production of "Under the Sun," introduced by
the celebrity host Sarah Drew. Drew is best known for her roles as Dr.
April Kepner on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Hannah Rogers on WB's Everwood,
and the voice of Stacy Rowe on MTV's Daria. Other television
credits include Nora/Demon on WB's/CW's Supernatural, Suzy Pepper
on FOX's Glee, Kitty Romano on AMC's Mad Men, Rachel
Rosenzweig on USA's In Plain Sight, Chloe Richardson on ABC's Castle,
Judy on ABC's Private Practice, and Suzie Keener on CBS' Medium.
Drew most recently starred as Cagney in the CBS pilot reboot of Cagney
& Lacey
. Film credits include Moms' Night Out, Tug, Front of
the Class, Reinventing the Wheelers, American Pastime, The Baxter
and Radio. Theatre credits include her Broadway debut as Eugenie
Loyer in Vincent in Brixton (John Golden Theatre) and regionally,
as Emily Imbrie in Third (Geffen Playhouse) and Juliet in Romeo
and Juliet
(McCarter Theatre).

This past year, Drew ventured behind the camera, making her directorial
debut directing the six part web series Grey's Anatomy: B-Team.
She can next be seen in theaters this October starring in the feature
film Indivisible, which she also produced. Drew resides in Los
Angeles with her husband Peter, children Micah and Hannah, and rescue
dog, Lucy.

"August 25th will be an incredible night," says Sharbie Higuchi,
director of marketing and PR for the Festival of Arts. "We can't wait to
share the evening with Sarah Drew, Steve Tyrell, our celebrity
supporters… and we look forward to welcoming our most enthusiastic
Festival and Pageant fans!"

Tickets are on sale now and range from $50–$240. There will be limited
and open seating for Steve Tyrell's performance and assigned seating for
the Pageant of the Masters. The event is sponsored by Southern
California Acura Dealers, KOST 103.5 and Yamaha. To purchase tickets, go
online to
or call 1-800-487-3378. The Festival of Arts is a non-profit
organization that produces the Festival of Arts and the Pageant of the

For general information, call (949) 494-1145 or visit the website at The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon
Road, Laguna Beach, California. Proceeds support the arts and art
education in and about Laguna Beach.

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