Constantine Maroulis, John Lloyd Young & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI Gala, 7/26
The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI - HOLLYWOOD GLAM.
The 21st Annual Gala - Northern California's largest annual, star-studded concert and gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will take place on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
The Silent Auction & VIP Party begin at 5 pm, followed by a pre-show gala reception from 6 - 7:30 pm, featuring complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting and martini and margarita bars. The concert begins at 7:30, with a dessert and cocktail party with the cast to follow from 9:30 pm.
Featuring: CONTANTINE MAROULIS, JOHN LLOYD YOUNG, CAROLE COOK, JAI RODRIGUEZ, LORETTA DEVINE JAKE SIMPSON, PAULA WEST and more.
"Help is on the Way" is Northern California's largest annual benefit concert benefiting AIDS, hunger and underserved youth programs. It's an elegant evening of fun designed to raise funds for Bay Area AIDS services and hunger programs.
For tickets, visit www.reaf.org or call 415- 273 -1620. General Reserved Seating - Performance Only Tickets - $75. Underwriter tickets: gala pre-show reception, performance & post-show reception with cast - $150 and up. For tickets or additional information, visit www.reaf.org or call 415- 273 -1620. Go to the event's Facebook Page for more.
HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI is produced by The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, founded by Barbara Richmond and the late Peggy Ermet in memory of their sons, John Richmond and Doug Ermet, who both lost their lives to AIDS. In 1995, the two women decided not to get mad but get even when they launched a musical AIDS benefit to honor their sons by raising funds for AIDS service organizations. To date REAF has raised well over $3 million dollars for AIDS services and, beginning in 2015 will also support hunger programs and programs for homeless and underserved youth.
The 2015 star-studded Cast for this year's gala feature stars from Broadway, Film, TV and the music industry, including (in alphabetical order...):
LEA BOURGADE Award-winning concert violinist
CAROLE COOK Broadway (42nd Street, Radio Gals) /TV / film star
LORETTA DEVINE Broadway (Dreamgirls), TV (Gray's Anatomy) film star
SONY HOLLAND Jazz / cabaret star
CONSTANTIN MAROULIS TV (American Idol) / Broadway (Rock of Ages) star
SCOTT NEVINS Breakout star from Bravo's hit show The People's Couch
JAI RODRIGUEZ TV (Queer Eye, Malibu Country) / Broadway (The Producers) star
SALSAMANIA World champion salsa dance troupe
JAKE SIMPSON TV (Star Search - final season Grand Champion) star
PAULA WEST Jazz / cabaret star
WHITE TREE FINE ART Ethan & Nikki White, finalist on Paula Abdul's "Live to Dance"
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Tony Award (Jersey Boys) winner, film (Jersey Boys) star
JON MAHER? Sign language interpreter
(Cast list as of 6/18/15) Others to be Announced
Director: David Galligan
Musical Directors: Michael Orland
Underwriter level tickets range from $150 and up, with increasing levels of benefits including listing in the programs, preferred seating, gala pre-show cocktail reception and post-performance reception with the cast and other perks. A portion of the Underwriter level tickets help underwrite the cost of the event. An extensive silent auction precedes the show starting at 5:00 pm.
Sophie Azouaou, Dr. Lisa Kang, Ashley McCumber, Eric Rozendahl
Eileen Blum Bourgade, Aubrey Brewster, Joel Goodrich, Par Hanji, Dan Joraanstad & Bob Herman,
Matthew Kimball, Morgan Le, Ladan Mozafar, Jerold Osato, Esfir F. Shrayber, Allison Smith,
Angella Sprauve, Elisabeth Thierot, Doug Waggoner, Antonio White, Dianne Pettigrew-Yancey