Monday, November 23, 2009

Reaching Across The Ocean for Caleb Rixon.

Way across in the ocean, in Australia, there is a young theater performer named Caleb Rixon, who was struck down physically. So, all the Austalian theatre stars are gathering together to do a benefit for him. Will Conyers, from Broadway At Bedtime radio show, asked me if they could sing "When You Care." Of course I said yes. Here is the press release.

MEDIA RELEASE

19 NOVEMBER 2009

A SECOND CHANCE – AUSTRALIA’S MUSICAL THEATRE STARS PERFORM

TO SUPPORT CALEB RIXON

Some of the biggest names in Australian Musical Theatre are banding together to perform at a Charity Concert to support Caleb Rixon.

Confirmed performers on the night include SHARON MILLERCHIP (Chicago), RHONDA BURCHMORE (Eurobeat), JAMES MILLAR (Company, Oklahoma), CHELSEA PLUMLEY (Sunset Boulevard), ALEX RATHGEBER (Les Miserable – West End) and many more - cast members from CHICAGO, WICKED, CATS, JERSEY BOYS and MAMMA MIA.

Caleb Rixon grew up in Geelong, graduated from WAAPA, had appeared in Altar Boyz and had just been cast in CHICAGO, when, on November 17th, at the age of just 23, Caleb suffered a Grade 5 Subarachnoid Haemhorrage (Stroke) due to a Dural Arteriovenous Malformation (DAVM- Cause of Stroke). What this indicates, is that he had the most severe grading, of a rare type of stroke, due to a tangle of arteries and veins that were weaving within the lining of his brain.

He had many complications after being in a coma, on life support and in a highly sedated state. Since then, Caleb has had to re-learn how to walk, talk, swallow, see and breathe again.
Ongoing treatments are often holistic in approach whilst he undergoes intensive rehabilitation. Caleb may require Major Surgery to help correct his paralyzed vocal cord, thus helping him achieve a more powerful speaking voice.

A Second Chance will be a night of celebrating Caleb’s amazing survival and resilient spirit and will help to raise funds for his continuing rehabilitation.


One night only - Chapel Off Chapel - Monday 7th December @ 7:30pm.

For bookings, call Chapel Off Chapel on 03 8290 7000 or via the web: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=AUCOS&event=SECONDCH

All tickets just $49. All proceeds going to Caleb Rixon.

Media enquiries contact Neil Gooding Productions 0410 502110 or E: neil@goodingproductions.com

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