Loretta Devine, La Toya London, David Burnham, Susan Anton Set for Help Is on the Way Holiday Benefit

News   Loretta Devine, La Toya London, David Burnham, Susan Anton Set for Help Is on the Way Holiday Benefit
 
The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation will present Help Is on the Way for the Holidays X, the organization's 10th anniversary holiday gala, Dec. 5 at the Marines Memorial Theatre.

David Burnham joins the cast of Wicked
David Burnham joins the cast of Wicked

The 7:30 PM concert will benefit the Bay area AIDS service agencies Positive Resource Center and Sunburst Projects.

Directed by David Galligan with musical direction by Richard Berent and Ben Prince, Help Is on the Way will feature performances by Susan Anton (Will Rogers Follies), Jason Brock, David Burnham (Light in the Piazza, Wicked), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), RJ Helton ("American Idol"), Amanda King, La Toya London (The Color Purple, "American Idol"), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls), Shawn Ryan ("America's Got Talent"), Von Smith, Sally Struthers (Grease), Paula West, Wesla Whitfield and Mary Wilson (original member of The Supremes), among others.

Following the performance, there will be a dessert and wine party with the cast (9:45 PM at the Hotel Rex) for audience members who purchase Underwriter or Gala tickets priced $100-$5,000. Performance-only tickets range from $40-$60.

Help Is on the Way for the Holidays X is produced by Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler.

Since its inception in 1995, The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation has raised over $2.5 million for AIDS service agencies in the Bay Area and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

The Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA. For more information and tickets, call (415) 273-1620 or visit www.helpisontheway.org.

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