The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Ventura County in conjunction with the Newbury Park High School Theater Department is pleased to announce its first-ever fundraising variety show and night at the theater: Celebrate RECOVERY! An evening of performance to celebrate the depth and diversity of life in recovery with mental illness.

Cathy Ladman has appeared on The Tonight Show nine times, and was also featured on the last two of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Anniversary shows, which she considers to be a great honor. She’s made five appearances on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, had her own HBO One Night Stand comedy special, and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comic. A native New Yorker, now living in Los Angeles, Cathy has acted extensively in film and television. Some projects include Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Everybody Loves Raymond. She is currently developing her solo show, “Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?,” about her journey with anorexia, and you can see her in her recurring role on the new Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here.”

When: October 21, 2017 at 6:00p.m.

Where: Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center. 456 Reino Rd., Newbury Park

Ticket prices are $25, $125, and $250 and include catered appetizers before the show, a full evening of entertainment, and a dessert bar with coffee afterwards. $25 student and special needs pricing tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. 


Performances will include comedy, music, skit, dance, poetry, and more and will be presented by a diverse mix of performers of all ages. Performers will have connections to the mental health community or will have a mental health diagnosis themselves. Tickets for door prize drawings will be available for purchase on site, $20 for bundles of 5 tickets, and prizes are valued at a minimum of $100.

You won’t want to miss the fun. Or the food!

NAMI’s classes, programs, and presentations are FREE to the public. In 2016 alone, NAMI’s coordinated outreach served the needs of over 5,000 community members, facilitated by 185 volunteers! Events like Celebrate RECOVERY! are vital to NAMI’s ability to meet the ever expanding needs of Ventura County community members. And it will also be an opportunity to reach out in order to raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact

event menu Catered by Conejo Valley Catering

shrimp & crab | pico de gallo | tomatillo salsa martini

rum glazed peach | mozzarella | cherry tomato | balsamic glaze mint skewers

mini Tri Tip & grilled chicken Po’Boy sliders | tomato | remoulade | caramelized onions | zydeco slaw

Tuscany pesto turkey | Italian sausage | pancetta meatballs

grilled vegetable wraps | pesto mayo | spinach | balsamic onion | roasted tomato

dessert table

chocolate cranberry pecan caramel brownies | mini red velvet cakes | macadamia cookies | chocolate chip cookies | oatmeal cookies | mini donuts

tropical mango pineapple punch | hot chocolate | hot tea | cold tea | coffee service