Posts tagged: charity

New “Dr. Horrible” Fundraisers

[Update: The Brattle event is on the 18th, not the 14th]

Two new live “shadowcast” performances of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will be held as charity fundraisers for the women’s rights organization Equality Now, as part of the ongoing “Can’t Stop the Serenity” campaign. The Teseracte Players of Boston were a big hit at the Boston CSTS event earlier this year! Catch their performance again at these two events:

September 17th, 11:00pm, Cinema Salem in Salem, MA –

September 18th, 10:00pm, Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA –

[Tip via Dave of CSTS Boston]

2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!

The theater troupe Unreliable Narrator has a new production in the works called “2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!” What’s it about?

It’s A.D. 2010, East Coast Metro Zone A, New Malden, a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Facebook. But judging by the apathy of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and of her fellow humans, it may be too late…

Performances will be at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in Boston, MA on August 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28; the August 27 performance will feature a canned food drive to support the Greater Boston Food Bank, and the proceeds from that night’s ticket sales will benefit Equality Now. To learn more visit and

[Tip from Emma of the New England Browncoats]

Can’t Stop the Serenity — Rhode Island Edition

Did you miss Boston’s “Can’t Stop the Serenity” event? Are you jonesing to see “Serenity” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” again? Well, you have another chance! The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club and the RKO Army are joining forces to bring CSTS to Rhode Island:

You have another chance to catch “Can’t Stop the Serenity”!!! July 24th at Cinemaworld in Lincoln, RI at 10:30 pm. We’re staring with Joss Whedon’s “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” with a live shadowcast by the RKO Army followed by “Serenity” at midnight! The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club is hosting this event to bring CSTS to Rhode Island and southern New England. $15 in advance and $20 at the door with all proceeds to go to Equality Now. Also bring a non-perishable food item for the RI Food Bank. For tickets go to Cinemaworld in Lincoln or email

Learn more at and

[Tip from James of the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club]

Can’t Stop the Serenity — Boston 2010

The New England Browncoats are back with the fifth year of “Can’t Stop the Serenity,” a charity fundraiser to benefit the women’s rights organization Equality Now. The event will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA June 18th and 19th; the shows start at midnight. Here’s the plan for this year:

This year, we will have 2 different special nights of events. On Friday, June 18th we will be screening Joss Whedon’s award-winning Internet musical sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog featuring a shadowcast performance by The Teseracte Players of Boston. On Saturday June 19th we will be screening Joss Whedon’s 2005 film Serenity. Both events will start at midnight.

In addition to raising money for Equality Now, we will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank. In the past four years we have collected over 3,000 lbs. of food for the GBFB. Anyone that brings a donation will be eligible for raffle prizes, including actual props used in the film Serenity.

Admission for each night will be $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. A special 2-night combo ticket will be available for $25 available in advance only. Tickets will be available starting in May at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Box Office or online at

For full details visit To place a preorder for a t-shirt, hoodie or patch to be picked up at the movie, see

Can’t Stop the Serenity is an international event, and there will be screenings in cities around the world. To find other events and learn more about CSTS visit

A Night with Julia Jones

The Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston, MA is hosting a fundraising event featuring actress Julia Jones from the “Twilight” movies. Julia was involved with the Wheelock Family Theatre while growing up in Boston. The benefit will take place May 27th beginning at 6:00pm. To learn more visit

Joss Whedon to Host “Dr. Horrible” Screening

Joss Whedon will host a sing-along screening of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” to raise funds for the children’s writing workshop 826NYC. The event will take place Monday, September 21st at 8:00pm at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in New York City. According to the event’s website, “The sing-along and screening will be followed by an interview and Q&A with Joss and special guests.” For more information see

[Tip via Whedonesque]

“Dr. Horrible” Benefit Concert

CinemaSalem in Salem, MA is holding a “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Concert” to benefit Equality Now on Friday, June 19th at 10:00pm. This event is an affiliate of the “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity screenings. I believe that “concert” means that there will be a cast acting in front of the screen, Rocky Horror style. See for details.

New Location! Can’t Stop The Serenity in Hartford, CT

I’ve just learned that there’s also going to be a “Can’t Stop The Serenity” screening in Hartford, CT at the La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:00pm. For more information visit; you can also see details at

Warning: The URL for the La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse seems to have been taken over by someone hawking MP3 audiobooks. Here’s a Google Maps link for the location:

Can’t Stop the Serenity: Ottawa

A while back I mentioned that one option for catching a “Can’t Stop the Serenity” event would be to head to Ottawa, Ontario, if that’s closer to you than Boston. The Ottawa Browncoats have at last set a date: Sunday, June 21st at 3:30pm. For details visit

CSTS: NYC Tickets on Sale

I’ve been neglectful of the non-Boston “Can’t Stop the Serenity” events: If you’re closer to New York City, tickets are now available for June 28th’s festivities via The event includes a showing of “Serenity” plus dinner and dancing.

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