BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Members & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XII Today
THE RICHMOND/ERMET AIDS FOUNDATION presents HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XII, the 12th Anniversary holiday gala -today, December 9, 2013 at the Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter St., SF 94102.
This star-studded AIDS Benefit Concert & Gala is the kick-off event heralding the holiday season in San Francisco. This year's annual holiday benefit concert features the talents of celebrity performers including singer and Broadway star Debby Boone, Tim Hockenberry (America's Got Talent semi-finalist), comedian /Broadway (Hairspray) star Bruce Vilanch, TV, film and stage star Jason Brock, Jai Rodriguez Broadway (Rent) / TV (Queer Eye / Celebrity Duets) star ,Tony-nominated cabaret star Sharon McNight, Cabaret star Carly Ozard, Cabaret star Shawn Ryan, Jazz star Kim Nalley, Broadway (Phantom of the Opera) star? Davis Gaines, and featuring cast members from THE BOOK OF MORMON (Nat'l. Tour) and AVENUE Q (NCTC).
This one-night only gala benefit concert takes place tonight, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter St., SF 94102. Performance begins at 7:30 pm. Underwriter level tickets include the after dessert party with the cast at the nearby Hotel Adagio. Musical Director: Ben Prince, Producers: Ken Henderson & Joe Seiler.
The 2013 Cast for this year's gala feature stars from Broadway, Film, TV and the music industry, including:
Debby Boone 3-Time Grammy Award-Winner (You Light Up My Life) / Broadway star
JASON BROCK Cabaret star (featured on "The X-Factor 2012")
Davis Gaines Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
TIM HOCKENBERRY America's Got Talent- Semi Finalist / Jazz Star
Sharon McNight Tony-nominated cabaret star
KIM NALLEY Jazz star
CARLY OZARD Cabaret star
Jai Rodriguez Broadway (Rent) / TV (Queer Eye / Celebrity Duets) star
VERONICA POWERS 12 year-old singer / actress
Shawn Ryan Cabaret / TV star
CECE SAMMY Singer / vocal coach
Bruce Vilanch Comedian / TV (Hollywood Squares) / B'way (Hairspray) star
THE BOOK OF MORMON - The Nat'l. Touring Cast
AVENUE Q New Conservatory Theatre Cast
PERFORMANCE ONLY TICKETS are $50 (GENERAL RESERVED SEATING).
UNDERWRITER LEVEL TICKETS: Includes post-performance dessert party with the cast at THE HOTEL ADAGIO - 550 GEARY St. (Powell & Mason Sts.) featuring complimentary wine, cocktails and desserts (9:45 - 11:45 pm). A portion of Underwriter level tickets help underwrite the costs of the production. Help is on the Way for the Holidays XII Underwriter Ticket prices are tiered from $100 and up. Underwriters will also be invited to a special reception in early 2014 to hand out the checks to the beneficiaries of this event.
To order Underwriter level tickets, visit www.helpisontheway.org or call 415 / 273 -1620.
Since its inception in 1995, The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation has raised over $2.7 million for AIDS service agencies in the Bay Area and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales have always gone directly to the beneficiary partners.
HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XII is produced by The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, founded in 1995 by Barbara Richmond & Peggy Ermet in memory of their sons, John Richmond & Doug Ermet, who both lost their lives to AIDS. In 1995 They decided not to get mad but get even when they launched a musical AIDS benefit to honor their sons and raise funds for AIDS service organizations.