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SHAWN RYAN and FRIENDS! An All-Star Benefit Concert

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2008

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SHAWN RYAN and FRIENDS! An All-Star Benefit Concert Tues., June 3, 2008 (7:30 pm) One Night Only The Rrazz Room in SF (All Ages Welcome)

Shawn Ryan from NBC’s America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist returns to SF to Headline a Benefit Concert for The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp Scholarship Fund. Featuring Bruce Vilanch, Wesla Whitfield, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Sony Holland, Connie Champagne, Spencer Day, Barry Lloyd, and Nicole Julien !

Whether it is acting, singing, or charming Regis Philbin on America’s Got Talent, Pleasanton native Shawn Ryan is taking the world by storm, one song at a time! Shawn Ryan is Entertainment! And this evening’s line up of entertainment makes this a Not to be Missed event to be sure! (Theatre Camp Info is below)

Tickets ($45) are now on sale at http://www.therrazzroom.com or by calling 866/ 468- 3399.

To arrange an interview with any Cast Member, please call John Ainsworth at 323/ 401- 4342.

Shawn Ryan is one of the rising stars performing jazz and standards today – having what the LA Times calls “a charm that is rare!” After placing in the semi-finals of NBC’s 2006 Summer hit, America’s Got Talent, Shawn’s star continues to ascend. He currently has two albums and numerous national TV appearances. Most recently taking on the gender-bending role of Karen Adams in ABC’s Women’s Murder Club. Shawn is also the co-founder of The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp (YATC) along with his partner of 7 years, John Ainsworth. YATC is an Overnight Intensive Theatre Training program for students, ages 8-18 that allows for students to work alongside industry professionals.

View Shawn Ryan’s performance on America’s Got Talent : www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZEwC-tKoo8 View The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp Footage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvMcPxoSXZo

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What: SHAWN RYAN and FRIENDS!

Who: Shawn Ryan returns to SF for a Star-Studded Benefit featuring Bruce Vilanch, Wesla Whitfield, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Sony Holland, Spencer Day, Nicole Julien, Connie Champagne, Barry Lloyd, and the Kelly Park Trio for an unforgettable evening to raise money for the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp Scholarship Fund.

Date: Tues., June 3, 2008 – 7:30 pm

Venue: Rrazz Room at the Hotel Nikko 222 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Tickets: $45 in Advance / $60 at The Door, All Ages Welcome

Telephone: 866/ 468- 3399

Website: http://www.shawnryanlive.com