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Local Celebs Paired with Actors in Upcoming Fundraiser

December 5, 2012 8:50 AM | Entertainment

A group of Winnipeg celebrities will be paired with local actors to perform a scene on stage in a fundraising event on February 20.

“So You Think You Can Act” is the latest creation from Sarasvàti Productions.

A panel of judges will provide hilarious commentary in the style of reality-television competition programming. The theme this year is “Family Ties,” and audience members will get to vote for each celebrity’s performance.

Celebrities this year taking part are Jenna Khan (Breakfast Television), Jon Ljungberg (Shaw TV), Marcy Markusa (CBC Radio), Ron Paley (Ron Paley Big Band), Kerri Salki (102.3 Clear FM), Desiree Scott (Olympic bronze medalist) and Jeff Stoughton (world champion curler).

Lee White from CRUMBS improv group will be the event host.

Funds raised will go towards Sarasvàti’s spring production of “Jail Baby,” a partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, which will receive its world premiere in May 2013.

Tickets are $25 and available online at Sarasvati.ca. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Gas Station Arts Centre.