Musical "I Do! I Do!" to Benefit CSUSB Autism Program

Staff at Indian Wells Theater are planning a one-night performance of the musical "I Do! I Do!" to benefit Cal State San Bernardino's autism program, a school spokesman announced Wednesday.

"Tickets are $50, which includes parking," CSUSB Palm Desert spokesman Michael Singer said. "A special post-performance reception with admission and parking is $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Indian Wells Theater Box Office at (760) 341-6909."

Here's more from the announcement:

TV veteran actress Joyce Bulifant and her husband Roger Perry will entertain audiences on Friday, Jan. 17, in "I Do! I Do!" at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus.

"I Do! I Do!" is an award-winning musical, based on the Jan de Hartog play, "The Fourposter." The two-character story spans 50 years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage.

Bulifant has guest starred in numerous television programs and is perhaps best known for her role as the wife of fictional newsman Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." She has been described as "naturally funny," appearing in the movie  "Airplane!" and as David Spade’s mother on "Just Shoot Me!" in addition to being a guest panelist on numerous game shows.

Bulifant has for many years been actively involved in raising funds for numerous child abuse charities. She and husband Roger Perry founded The River Bridge in Colorado for abused children. Bulifant is also the executive vice president of The Dyslexia Foundation.

Perry is an American film and television actor whose career began in the late 1950s. He has appeared on numerous American television series from the 1950s through the 1980s. One of his best-known roles was that of "Captain John Christopher" in NBC's "Star Trek" episode "Tomorrow Is Yesterday."

The Indian Wells Theater is on CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus, 37-500 Cook St. For more info on the 2013-2014 season, visit www.IWTheater.com.


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