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Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and company performed a musical number from the uber-sexy cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The official Alzheimer’s Association website describes “A Night at Sardi’s” as an annual awards dinner held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s research. It is an upbeat event where celebrities dress up and perform musical numbers from famous Broadway shows.
At this year’s 21st Annual benefit dinner, the cast of CBS’s hit comedy The Big Bang Theory performed the famous group dance number, “The Time Warp.”
Entertainment Tonight reported that Jim Parsons – who plays the restrained nerd Dr. Sheldon Cooper on TBBT – stood center stage as the transvestite mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter. The lanky actor wore fishnet stockings, a black bustier, red feather boa and turquoise eye shadow.
Johnny Galecki – who plays experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter – was modest in a purple, sequined jacket and neon green shirt, while Kaley Cuoco – Leonard’s ditzy love interest – wore a skimpy French maid dress.
Four other co-stars from the show frolicked in their own outrageous costumes based off of the musical.
This was the fifth time the TBBT cast attended “A Night at Sardi’s.” Before this year’s performance, Parsons told ET, “None of us sing very well, and it's never necessarily good what we do, but like a train wreck you can't take your eyes off it, so there's the attention.”
But on a more serious note, the actor said about Alzheimer’s, “There is no cure yet and it's just very important to keep attention on it until there is one.”
Variety reported that actor Jason Bateman was the charming host of the event. He started off by saying, "We tried to create our own Sardi’s here, as you can tell. The New York Times theater review wouldn’t be very good. But hang on, there’s one more joke after dinner."
According to the Association's website, more than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. “A Night At Sardi’s” has managed to raise $21 million since its first event to fund further research to end this disease.