FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 05, 2010
Broadway’s brightest in concert benefiting The Christmas Foundation
Special guest stars Carol Channing and Lorna Luft, and other Broadway favorites present Sparkle: A Holiday Concert for The Christmas Foundation, benefiting underprivileged children as well as children infected and affected by HIV in the Coachella Valley
Palm Springs – Broadway’s brightest performers gather in the Grand Ballroom at the Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA, on Wednesday, December 15, at 7 p.m. to help get you into the spirit of the season. The one-night-only event, SPARKLE: A Holiday Concert with Broadway’s Brightest, benefits The Christmas Foundation (http://xmasps.org) and is sponsored by TRIO Restaurant – Palm Springs, Koffi Palm Springs and the Desert Business Association.
The exciting evening of holiday music features some of your favorite performers from Broadway shows like “Wicked”, ”Jersey Boys”, ”Les Miserables”, ”Gypsy”, “Avenue Q” and more, including Tony Award Nominee Bobby Steggert (“Ragtime”, “110 in the Shade”), Shayna Steele (“Hairspray”, “Rent”, “Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On”), Max von Essen (“Les Miserables”, “Dance of the Vampires”, “Xanadu” National Tour), Jenna Leigh Green (“Wicked”, ABC’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”), Erich Bergen (“Jersey Boys”), Ginifer King (“Gypsy”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”), Erin Quill (“Avenue Q”), Jen Malenke (“Into the Woods”, “High School Musical: Get in the Picture”), Julie Garnye (“CATS”, “Hair: in Concert”, “Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl”) and, of course, the special guest stars, the incomparable Lorna Luft and the legendary Carol Channing!
The evening will be hosted by Award-winning TV Personality, Comedian and INSTINCT Magazine Cover Guy from truTV’s hit show “The Smoking Gun Presents” Scott Nevins (www.ScottNevins.com). Nevins is also the show’s co-Producer, along with Mark Jones, a Palm Springs businessman.
Both General Admission Tickets and VIP Tickets (which include premium reserved seating and post-show Meet & Greet After-Party backstage with the cast and Host Wine Bar) are available.
Collection boxes will be available on site the night of the event to receive new, unwrapped toys for the Christmas Foundation’s Annual Toy Drive, for those patrons feeling extra generous this holiday season.
The Christmas Foundation (http://xmasps.org) was formed in November 1996 at a Palm Springs coffeehouse and benefits underprivileged children as well as children infected and affected by HIV in the Coachella Valley and. Previously known as The Christmas List for Kids Program, the Foundation is supported by the community, customers, and employees of the Village Pride Coffeehouse. In 2009 alone The Christmas Foundation was able to bring wishes to 900 children.
Most of the children are referred by Social Workers and Case Managers from local community based organizations in Coachella Valley. One of the primary goals of The Christmas Foundation is to help send children infected or affected by HIV disease to Camp Heartland, which allows children from throughout the U.S. to gather in a safe and nurturing camp environment with those similarly affected by HIV.
Additional event information:
- Wednesday, December 15th
- 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
- Riviera Palm Springs – 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
- Tickets: http://sparklepalmsprings.eventbrite.com/