In addition to Criss, Expect the Unexpected will feature performances by two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program graduate Patrick Lane, and Betsy Wolfe. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner and star-studded original musical production titled Tales of A.C.T.!, written for the Gala by Dan Rubin and directed by A.C.T. associate artistic director Mark Rucker.
Proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs.