July 2, 2009


The event - set for 7pm - will be hosted by Alan Kalter, the voice of Late Show with David Letterman, and will feature special guests Joan Baker (author of "Secrets of Voice-Over Success"), Jim Dale (Tony award winning actor and the voice of the Harry Potter audio series), Richard Thomas (celebrated actor and the voice of Mercedes-Benz), Joe Cipriano (voice of the Primetime Emmy Awards, Deal or No Deal, and the Simpsons), Valerie Smaldone (host of Broadway on Broadway) and Rodd Houston (voice of Verizon Wireless and the NFL).

In addition, five audience members will be selected to audition for the pros. The discussion and auditions will be followed by a cocktail networking reception and book signing of the revised and expanded edition of Baker's book, which showcases some of the world's top voiceover talent. The book and the event were inspired by Baker's father - James Baker - who lost the gift of communication to Alzheimer's Disease. All of Baker's book royalties will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Tickets are available for $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.thetimescenter.com or www.ticketweb.com. The event is being sponsored by Neumann USA, Actors Federal Credit Union, and Push Creative Advertising.