On Saturday, October 24, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, will benefit from the proceeds raised at an unforgettable evening filled with music and performances by some of the hottest and brightest stars on Broadway. The concert will take place at the beautiful OC Pavilion Performing Arts Theater located in Santa Ana on the evening of October 24, 2009.
Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty from the hit show Wicked will be singing together for the first time since the show's run ended at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles back in January of this year. Norm Lewis (Disney's the Little Mermaid, Les Miserables), Laura Osnes (Grease, South Pacific), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde the Musical, Cabaret), Stephen Tewksbury (Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon) and Tim Howar (Rent, Tonight's the Night) are also among the stars who will be performing popular musical numbers from some of the most well received shows on Broadway in order to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The star studded evening will be hosted by Paul Canaan (MTV's Legally Blonde, The Search for the Next Elle Woods; Legally Blonde, the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with special guest musician and host Seth Rudtsky, host of Seth's Chatterbox on Sirius/XM Radio. The evening will begin with a special performance from an exceptional local star.
In an unprecedented effort to ensure that the audience gets to hear its favorite Broadway hits, the producers of the show are asking event ticket holders to logon to the "Broadway Wishes" Facebook page and post song requests in the comment box.
Tickets are on sale now and available online at three tiers of pricing with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available to aid in the overall evening goal of raising enough funds to grant the wishes of ten children. Please visit www.broadwaywishes.org for detailed pricing information and to purchase tickets.
Ticket Pricing: Broadway Baby: $500 per guest, includes Pre-Show Dinner at 5-Star Restaurant Ambrosia, Orchestra or Balcony seating, After Theatre Party in on-site VIP Lounge - The Vault with "Broadway Wishes" Stars; Theatre Patron: $250 per guest, includes Pre Show cocktail party in The Vault with Hors D' Oeuvres, Theatre Show Experience, 2nd tier seating; Chorus Line: $125 per guest, includes Theatre Show Experience, Upper tier seating
· Executive Producer: Sponsorship Level $20,000 - 20 Guests
Includes Pre-Show Dinner in a Private Dining Room at Ambrosia, Premier Orchestra Seating for the show, After Theatre Party in The Vault with the Stars, Full page 4 Color ad in the Program, Presenting Sponsor display on Theatre Plasma Screens & Broadway Wishes Web site.
· Producer: Sponsorship Level $10,000 - 10 Guests
Includes Pre-Show Dinner in a Private Dining Room at Ambrosia, Premier Orchestra Seating for the show, After Theatre Party in The Vault with the Stars, Full page 4 Color ad in the Program, Display on Theatre Plasma Screens & Broadway Wishes Web site.
· Star: Sponsorship Level $6,000 - 6 Guests
Includes Pre-Show Dinner at Ambrosia, Premier Orchestra Seating for the show, After Theatre Party in The Vault with the Stars, ½ page 4 Color ad in the Program & Logo on Broadway Wishes Web site
· Co-Star: Sponsorship Level $2,000 - 2 Guests
Includes Pre-Show Dinner at Ambrosia, Premier Orchestra Seating for the Show, After Theatre Party in The Vault with the stars, Business card ad in the Program & Logo on Broadway Wishes Web site.
"Presenting a show of this caliber is a first for us and we couldn't be more excited to share this evening of entertainment with our Make-A-Wish supporters" stated Mark Pilon, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire chapter. "To have the participation of these Broadway Stars in support of our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions is more than we can ask for and we appreciate everyone involved with making our first 'Broadway Wishes' a successful event."