If the idea of spending big dollars on Hugh Jackman's charity performance of "One Night Only" makes your wallet hurt, perhaps a $10 raffle to actually meet the Broadway star might better fit the bill.
Omaze.com, the same fundraising site that brought in more than $2 million for charity thanks to "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, is working with Jackman to give one lucky fan and their guest a VIP package that includes a meet-and-greet. The winners will receive a round-trip flight to Los Angeles, lodging at a five-star hotel, a private tour of Fox Studios, an opportunity to hang with Jackman during a private sound check before the performance, VIP seating during the show, and more time with "The Wolverine" star backstage afterwards.
Just like this special reprise performance of "One Night Only," all of the money raised will benefit the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which offers programs and services to benefit other members within the entertainment industry in times of need.
“Through Jim Gianopulos, I became aware of MPTF’s deep roots in Hollywood and their amazing work helping entertainment industry colleagues in need and the simple concept of taking care of our own,” said Jackman. “Films, television and theatre have brought me great success throughout my career, and it is one of my greatest pleasures to give back by putting on a show as a benefit to support MPTF.”
While tickets are still available to Jackman's performance at The Dolby Theatre (home to the Oscars), prices are steep — with seats in the Parterre section going for a minimum of $520. So if you're a Jackman fan, $10 may not be a bad way to score a seat, see the star, and — bonus! — help him celebrate his 45th birthday.
The raffle ends on Oct. 3. Jump here to enter to win. For a preview of what to expect on Oct. 12, check out the montage video below.