Currently scheduled to entertain are birthday girl Channing as well as Rex Smith, Kamilah Marshall, Eric Kunze, Krysta Rodriguez and Jonelle Allen. The show will also feature Musical Theatre University’s young performing group, The Kid Next Door.
David Green will direct the benefit with musical direction by David Anthony and additional choreography by Michelle Ditto.
Back Where You Belong, press notes state, is a "fully staged, multi media event featuring the music of both Broadway and Hollywood with special tributes to such legends as Judy Garland, Lena Horne and Ms. Channing herself as she is honored for her work with the Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts which is working to insure that arts education is restored to every public school in America." The event will also include a silent and live auction.
Proceeds will benefit The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts, The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation and Musical Theatre University.
Tickets, priced $20-$75, are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Special VIP tickets that include premiere seating and an after-concert, champagne birthday reception with Channing and the cast are available at www.musicaltheatreuniversity.com. The Heritage Forum Theatre is located at 201 E. Broadway, Anaheim.