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September 20, 2011 > Greased Lightning gears up for the arts and youth in need

Greased Lightning gears up for the arts and youth in need

Submitted By David Ojakian

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA), Special Spaces, INC (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter) and the Bal Theatre are teaming up for "Greased Lightning," a Benefit Classic and Hot Rod Car Show at Bayfair Center in San Leandro, on Saturday, September 24 from noon - 4 p.m. Named after the hot rod in the famed musical "Grease," "Greased Lightning" will raise funds for CCPA's "Gift of Broadway" Free Assembly program, and Special Spaces, INC, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating beautiful bedrooms for children facing life-threatening illnesses.

"With our focus on youth-in-arts programs and education, and our desire to promote a healthy fun environment for youth in our community, we felt this partnership made so much sense. Now both CCPA and Special Spaces, INC will benefit from this exciting fundraiser," said Andrea Gorham, CCPA Co-Founder and Artistic Director. Proceeds from "Greased Lightning" will be split between the two non-profit organizations.

Classic and hot rod car and truck owners from San Leandro and the greater Bay Area will converge on the Bayfair Center parking lot, adjacent to Fresh Choice, to showcase their beauties, with awards given to the best cars and trucks. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite '50s attire and enjoy live music, food, and carnival games.

Following the car show, an official after-party will take place at the historic Bal Theater in San Leandro's South BAL District including a VIP reception with live bands, food, drinks, and a special screening of the film "Grease." Tickets For the "Greased Lightning" VIP are $25; general tickets for the screening of "Grease" are $10 at the door or online at

"We're all about children, and giving those children who need it the most, the opportunity to experience things in life that enrich their souls and have meaning. The Bay Area is filled with generous people that know how to make a difference! We are so glad to team up with CCPA and Bal Theatre to do just that," said Shelley Ham, Director of Special Spaces for the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information and to register a vehicle in the "Greased Lightning Benefit Car Show," visit or call (510) 909-9516. For more information about Special Spaces, INC and their mission, visit

The Vision of CCPA is to ensure that performance-based arts are accessible to everyone who desires to participate or attend performances by keeping both ticket prices low and class/workshop tuition affordable.

Greased Lightning Benefit Car Show
Saturday, September 24
Noon - 4 p.m.
Bayfair Center
15555 East 14th St., San Leandro
(510) 909-9516

VIP reception and "Grease" screening
4:30 p.m. (reception); 7:30 p.m. (screening)
Bal Theatre
14808 East 14th St., San Leandro
(510) 614-1224
Tickets: $25 VIP reception, $10 movie

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