Program #5127 – East LA Classic Theatre
Hispanic Lifestyle was on the red carpet to cover a funding raising event for the East L.A. Classic Theatre. Founded in 1992 by actor Tony Plana, the organization is dedicated to the development and professional delivery of educational outreach programs and classic theatrical productions that reflect the diversity of American society.
The topic for the evening was “To be or not be . . . Carlos Mencia”. The comedian took center stage and was featured in many shakespearean inspired skits throughout the night.
This was truly a night where the Hollywood community came out in support of Education and the Arts.
First to speak with Hispanic Lifestyle was actor Antonio Sabato Jr. who shared his thoughts on supporting the East LA Classic Theatre.
Many of Tony Plana’s colleagues came out to support the event including Tony Shalhoub of the television series “Monk”.
Speaking to the impact the East LA Classic Theatre had on her career, was actress singer Yvette Gonazales Nacer.
Also in attendance were Tony Plana’s colleagues from Showtime’s television series Resurrection Blvd.
Known for his own commitment to the community, actor Edward James Olmos shared his thoughts on the importance of supporting the arts in our community.
Actor Hector Elizondo was very humble about his contributions behind the scenes in making the evening a success. When pressed for a response, Mr. Elizondo spoke about his personal reasons for getting involved.
Executive Director of the East LA Classic Theatre Angela Weimer spoke about partnerships and funding for the non-profit organization.
Featured on Mun2’s Chicas Project, Yasmin and Crash shared with Hispanic Lifestyle their thoughts on the youth and theater arts.
Lending his comic talents to the fundraising event was Carlos Menica who gave Hispanic Lifestyle a preview of what the audience was about to experience.
Website of the East LA Classic Theatre http://www.eastlaclassic.org/