PALM DESERT — Michael Childer’s star-studded musical production of “One Night Only Broadway Showstoppers” will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.
The musical extravaganza will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the McCallum Theatre.
In this year’s show, “One Night Only Broadway Showstoppers,” 20 Broadway and Hollywood performers will come together for an evening of all your favorite songs from the greatest musicals. With Direction & Choreography by Larry Fuller and Music Direction by Christopher Marlowe, the cast features the best of Broadway and Hollywood performers. All performers donate their time and their appearance is subject to availability.
The cast of performers includes Loni Ackerman, Christine Andreas, Lucie Arnaz, Brent Barrett, John Barrowman, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter, Davis Gaines, Alix Korey, Liisi LaFontaine, Sean McDermott, Anna Mintzer, Valerie Perri, Valarie Pettiford, Rena Strober, Nita Whitaker and Lisa Vroman.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available through the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at (760) 773-1636 for $495 each and include after theatre party with the cast. Tickets are on sale now.
Founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, located on the internationally acclaimed Eisenhower Medical Center campus in Rancho Mirage, California, is dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a normal, healthy and secure childhood.
The Children’s Center provides individual, group and family therapy along with special programs that address issues associated with children suffering the effects of child abuse and neglect, and who are at risk to be abused.
With worldwide name recognition, the out-patient, state-of-the art Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center stands as a symbol of Barbara and Frank Sinatra’s unwavering commitment to children in peril.
More than 80 percent of children counseled are from families below the national poverty line of $24,300 annual income for a family of four.
The cost of counseling a child individually is approximately $5,000 per year.
The Children’s Center shares its extensive knowledge about child abuse prevention, protection, education and counseling through publications, lectures and its website. Referrals for counseling come from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to the Office of the District of Riverside County, California, all area school districts, Child Protective Services, California Victims of Crime Program, law enforcement, self-referrals, barbarasinatrachildrenscenter.org, Yellow Pages, physicians, social workers, relatives, the Betty Ford Center and other agencies whose mission is directed at the care of children in need.
As the demand for services increases due to economic and social challenges and population growth, so does the need for services for victims of child abuse. The Children’s Center provides psychological assistance for children up to 18 years of age.
An estimated 700 youngsters are counseled annually on an outpatient basis.
The management, staff, volunteers and board of directors of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center work relentlessly to ensure the on-going quality of therapy services and that every child who comes for help receives the finest, most effective counseling.
No child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay.