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Cast, creative team of ‘Frasier’ fundraise Saturday for Plaza Theatre

Producers and actors from the Emmy-winning 1993–2004 NBC comedy “Frasier” will participate in a fundraiser Saturday for the Palm Springs Plaza Theater.

Television producers David Lee — a Palm Springs resident — and Peter Casey will join actors David Hyde Pierce and Peri Gilpin in “Team Frasier Reunites to Save the Plaza Theatre” at the Plaza Theatre starting at 1 p.m.

The cast and creative team will take a look back at the making of the pilot episode as part of a fundraising event for the restoration of the Plaza Theatre.

The restoration effort calls for infrastructure repairs and the installation of new equipment to meet current fire prevention and Americans with Disabilities Act mandates.

The theater, which opened in 1936, was the site of film premieres, national radio broadcasts, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies until it closed in 2014.

The building was in disrepair until Palm Springs began a restoration campaign in 2019. Fundraising was in its early stages when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing activity to cease, according to officials.

Fundraising efforts reignited in October when Lee donated $5 million to the project, half of the needed $10 million dollars.

Tickets for the event cost $125 and there will be a follow-up champagne reception from 3-4 p.m. that will cost $50. More information about the Plaza Theatre restoration effort and “Frasier” event can be found at savetheplazatheatreps.com.

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