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​theme song by Nancy Lamott.




The Bent is a non-profit 501(c)3 theater dedicated to resourcing the talents and needs of the LGBTQIA+ communities. We believe by shining a light on humanity through theater and other artistic expressions we can create a deeper understanding of our common struggles, triumphs, joys and love within our community.


CHEEKY CHARITY: Our mission is 100% focused on
enabling the early detection of colorectal cancer. More
​specifically, we are committed to:
• Informing the bums who have insurance but neglect to get screened.
• Giving support to the peaches without insurance who can't afford to get screened.
• Funding research that promises earlier detection, or reduces the cost of existing detection methods so we can save all of our arses.

​     Cheeky Charity is starting a social movement to make sure you (Yes, I'm talking to you! About 1 in 24 people will get colorectal cancer in their lifetime.) and your loved ones are getting screened for colorectal cancer as early as humanly possible.


Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to win a cruise on the Italian Riviera with OUTbound Travel. 

Italian Odyssey Cruise for Two
September 1 thru 8, 2024

Come OUTbound with us as we tour the very best of Italy, from Rome to Venice and everywhere in between during this fascinating 8-day itinerary. On our spectacular Italian cruise, you’ll experience the epic history, beautiful landscapes and delicious food Italians cherish. Discover the magnificent Amalfi Coast from Sorrento where you’ll have your pick of visiting Naples, Pompeii or Capri for the day. Explore historic Kotor, Montenegro’s oldest coastal town. Next we’ll spend the day in the medieval stronghold of Dubrovnik and its famed city walls before stopping in undiscovered Zadar with its unique culture. And a rare overnight in Venice lets you immerse yourself in Italy’s most romantic city. Let OUTbound’s Italian cruise whisk you away to charming villages and legendary cities with a unique itinerary that lets you discover Italy as it was meant to be experienced.

VALUE: $9794.


Andy warren

Carl Schreier & Joe Troncoso


Bruce Vilanch is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor who has won two Emmy Awards for his work on the Annual Academy Awards. He is also known for his appearance as a celebrity participant and head writer on Hollywood Squares for four years. Here are some facts about his life and career:

He was born on November 23, 1948, in New York City and was adopted by Jonas and Henne Vilanch, an optometrist and a housewife. ¹
He started his career as an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune, where he interviewed celebrities and wrote about the industry culture. ²
He moved to Los Angeles and wrote for various shows and artists, such as The Donny & Marie Show, The Star Wars Holiday Special, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O’Donnell, Paul Reiser, Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith. ¹²
He wrote the lyrics for the farewell song that Bette Midler sang to Johnny Carson on his final broadcast of The Tonight Show, which won him an Emmy Award. ²
He was a panelist and the head writer for Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2002, where he sat next to his friend and client Whoopi Goldberg. ¹³
He was the head writer for the Oscars from 2000 to 2014, after being a co-writer for the previous ten years. He collaborated with hosts such as Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, and Billy Crystal. ¹²
He also acted in several movies and TV shows, such as The Ice Pirates, Law & Order, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and Celebrity Fit Club. ??
He performed off-Broadway in his self-penned one-man show Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous in 2000. ¹
He played the role of Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray in 2005. ²
Within the last several years, he has written the book for 2 jukebox musicals.
He is openly gay and has been involved in various philanthropic causes, such as AIDS awareness, gay rights, and animal welfare.

Jason Brock is an American singer, songwriter, YouTuber, podcaster and actor who is most well-known as a top 12 finalist on the X-Factor USA, Season 2. He is also the four-time Bestie award-winner for “Best Male Cabaret Singer” in San Francisco. Brock has released several singles and music videos throughout his career. He has also been in several films that have played at film festivals around the world. Brock can currently be seen on television, including NHKs “Songs of Tokyo” in Japan.

Siobhan (Sha-von) McAllister Velarde...has been a singer and performer in Palm Springs since 2001, doing one woman shows in various clubs and restaurants all over the Coachella Valley. The singer finally became a resident of Palm Springs less than 2 years ago. Growing up in the Motion Picture Industry, the daughter of a great artist and Production Designer…performing and creating is just in her blood. Siobhan has a long background in theater, acting and directing. She can regularly be seen at, V Wine Lounge and Martini Bar, PS Underground, with The Gand Band and monthly performances at, Streetbar. She also works various country clubs and parties around town in and out of character. She is known for her diverse and eclectic style able to suit any occasion. In the side, Siobhan has a small catering and pop up soup business doing private singing chef events. Look for Queensoupy…that’s her!

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