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Rodney Dangerfield dressed in a Cap and Gown and holding a Diploma, on the original poster for the film Back to School

Tickets on Sale now for Back to School Starring Brad Garrett

Los Angeles City College hosts a one night only star-studded live reading of the comedy classic!

Tickets for the one night only live reading of the Rodney Dangerfield classic film Back to School are now on sale at http://donate.laccfoundation.org/backtoschool.

The event will take place in the historic Camino Theatre on the Los Angeles City College (LACC) campus on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. Regular tickets are $75, VIP tickets are $100 and include preferred seating in the first six rows and a post-show reception. Proceeds from the event will benefit students studying cinema and theater at LACC.

Back to School: The Live Stage Reading stars Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and features Michael Bolton (multi-Grammy Award winner), Paul Rodriguez (The Original Latin Kings of Comedy), Craig Gass (stand-up comic, impressionist), Harry Basil (stand-up comic, writer, actor) and Devon Werkheiser (Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide).

Additionally, the event will include a post reading Q&A with cast members of the stage reading and the original Back to School film as well as a reception for VIP ticket holders.

Back to School was released in 1986 and starred Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Kinison, Paxton Whitehead, Terry Farrell and Adrienne Barbeau. It was the second highest grossing comedy of 1986, making over $108 million globally.

LACC launched the Rodney Dangerfield Institute (RDI) in May 2017 in honor of the late comedian, Rodney Dangerfield. Initially offering four classes including a stand-up workshop, joke writing, improvisational comedy and an American film comedy genre class, the RDI is the only comedy institute in the country based within a community college. Additionally, the Institute will develop a filmed speaker series, guest lectures, performances, mentor programs and partnerships with Hollywood comedy clubs. Visit the Rodney Dangerfield Institute for more information and follow the RDI @DangerfieldInst

About Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield appeared in 22 films, 20 commercials and as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” a record 70 times. Dangerfield’s success came relatively late in his life after spending years working as an aluminum siding salesman. In 1970, he opened Dangerfield’s comedy club which served as the starting ground for dozens of comedians including Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Rosanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay and Jay Leno. Dangerfield's career peaked during the early 1980s, when he began acting in hit comedy movies including Caddyshack, Easy Money and Back to School. His 1980 comedy album, No Respect, won a Grammy Award. Dangerfield received the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award from the American Comedy Awards in 1994. Known for his iconic “I don’t get no respect” line, his signature black suit and red tie are part of a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

About Joan Dangerfield

Joan Dangerfield is chairman of ROCKDOME, a highly immersive multi-use entertainment performance venue with patented technology presenting and capturing content in an unprecedented format to create revolutionary music, film, nightlife and electronic entertainment experiences. Projects in various stages of development are located in the US, Asia and Middle East.  Joan also provides exclusive consulting services, securing well-known artists and branded interactive exhibitions to premiere entertainment promotion and technology companies in China.

 

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