Perry Shields Brings His Talents to Fresh Air at Ernest Borgnine Theatre

Perry Shields will perform at Ernest Borgnine Theatre for a fundraiser on 2/22 at 2.

L.A. native Perry Shields' theatrical background includes over 100 productions in the capacity of actor, musician, and director.  Always in the theater, it seems, during the past year directed The Last Romance and the West Coast premiere of Mrs. Parliament's Night Out for the Torrance Theatre Company; appeared in Arsenic and Old Lace for Surf City Theatre Company; as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! for the TTC's summer musical of 2014; and in Art-in-Relation's premiere production of Frankenstein: The Musical as Alphonse Frankenstein in Long Beach. Some of his favorite roles over the years have included Harold Hill (The Music Man), Felix (The Odd Couple), and himself in The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged), which he performed both in Torrance and at Little Fish in San Pedro. His training includes improv with the famed Groundlings. Perry is proud of his contributions to the legacy of the "Universal Monsters" and their creators through several stage and video projects. Next up, Perry will direct Tribute for Surf City Theatre Company.

Perry can be seen and heard in many musical numbers during Fresh Air:  A Broadway Benefit, including his solo perfomance of "Those Canaan Day's" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Sunday, February 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called "Fresh A.I.R. - a Broadway Benefit."

The event will feature dozens of actors, actresses, dancers, singers and musicians performing works from Broadway and focusing on productions that Art-In-Relation will fully produce in 2015 and 2016.

Performances will include solo, small ensemble and large ensemble numbers from shows such as: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Matilda," "Blood Brothers," "Les Miserables," "Chess The Musical," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Spamalot," "Forever Plaid," "Pirates of Penzance" and more.

Proceeds benefit Art-In-Relation and The Long Beach Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center.

Tickets are $60 per person or $500 per table that seats ten (a $100 savings) which includes a dinner buffet served in the Scottish Rite banquet hall house following the performance, in the same building with the Ernest Borgnine Theatre, located at: 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813.

Tickets are available by calling 1 (800) 838-3006 or online at Brown Paper Tickets.