An all-star reading of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol has been organized to help support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The fundraiser is called “Voices for the Shores” and will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, Calif. Hosted by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants himself), the event will showcase the vocal talents of Jeff Bennett, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Tara Strong, Karl Wahlgren, Billy West and many more special guests.
Tickets for the tax-deductible event are $40 (two-item minimum per person). The entire cast will be signing autographs, and a silent auction is also planned as part of the program.
The event is organized by Abbie D’Andrea, talent coordinator at Disney TV Animation.
“I am from the Jersey Shore and live here in L.A. and it’s been killing me that I haven’t been able to do my share back home after Sandy,” she tells us. “We will have a fantastic panel of voiceover actors that are going to read this holiday classic. After the reading, audience members will be able to get autographs for additional donations and there is a silent auction with some fabulous prizes. I would love it if you could spread the word about this event. It is something animation fans will not want to miss!”
For more info, visit www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com.