This is Me : Feat. "Oliver Button is a Sissy"
Join the South Coast Chorale as we present a concert promoting anti-bullying and acceptance, featuring the musical story of “Oliver Button”
Oliver Button is a sissy. At least that’s what the other kids call him. But here’s what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a singer, and a dancer, and more. What will his classmates say when he steps into the spotlight?
Join the South Coast Chorale, the Musique Sur La Mer combined adult and youth orchestras, as well as members of The Kids Theatre Company (TKTC), and Long Beach Landmark Theatre as we present a concert promoting anti-bullying and acceptance, featuring the musical story of “Oliver Button is a Sissy.”
Saturday, March 11th – 2:30pm
Beverly O’Neill Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
*Lobby opens at 1:30pm
ADULTS: Premium $60 (includes 2 drink tickets) / Preferred $45 / Regular $25
YOUTH: All youth tickets $15
NARRATED BY: BENNI LATHAM
Voice of Dot Malto in the Nickelodeon and Paramount+ animated series Transformers: EarthSpark
Benni Latham is a leading voiceover actress who currently plays Dot Malto in the Nickelodeon and Paramount+ animated series Transformers: EarthSpark. Benni grew up with a love for cartoons and comic books. AS a child, she spent hours watching Nickelodeon, and dreamed of one day voicing a character on the iconic network. This self-proclaimed ‘nerd’ from Compton, California was once a TSA agent at LAX airport for over a decade. While studying improv at Groundlings and UCB, her love of performing was reignited and she quit her job to pursue acting full time. As fate would have it, she booked her first national commercial playing a TSA agent for Samsung. Since then, she has booked some amazing campaigns working with the likes of Carnie Wilson and Kevin Hart.
Benni is ecstatic about making her animation debut in the role of Ranger Malto for Transformers EarthSpark. This marks her first series regular role. Her journey from Compton to Hollywood is proof that childhood dreams do come true.
Benni on Narrating “Oliver Button is a Sissy”:
“I’m so excited and honored to be part of the cast with this incredible choir and share this amazing story. Oliver Button is a story about the magic of self acceptance which is a lesson all of us need reminding of from time to time.
Growing up as a nerdy kid from Compton who struggled with self acceptance, I can relate to being misunderstood or feeling like you don’t belong. Lots of people, kids and grownups alike, struggle with self love so having these talented young people in the cast makes this experience extra special and I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”
We are so excited to have Benni join us for this incredible event!
(Saturday) 2:30 pm
The Beverly O'Neill Theater
300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802