On Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm, theBestArts.com will present its fifth Broadway benefit cabaret in Atlanta, THE LION SINGS TONIGHT. The evening will feature performances by cast and crew members of the Broadway national touring company of DISNEY’S THE LION KING at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre in midtown Atlanta. 100% of ticket revenue from this event will go directly to JOINING HEARTS and BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (BC/EFA).
Produced by Kevin Ireland, founder of theBestArts.com, along with DISNEY’S THE LION KING company members Ben Lipitz and Jelani Remy, the evening will have audience members Dancing In Their Seats to soul-stirring hits from the 60s made famous by Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Rolling Stones, Gladys Knight, Sam Cooke and many, many more. Over 25 singers, dancers and musicians from the company will showcase their diverse singing and dance talents, accompanied by a live band. A mid-show auction will present opportunities to join the company backstage at THE FOX THEATRE and a June trip to NYC to attend the Broadway show of your choice AND Broadway Bares. A silent auction starting at 6:15pm will feature items donated by DISNEY’S THE LION KING, including show memorabilia. Cash bar.
General admission tickets are $40; full-time college and HS students are $20. VIP tickets are $80 and include a 6:15pm pre-show reception that includes food, drinks and photo-ops with the show’s lead performers. Details and tickets at http://www.thebestarts.com/lionking/.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING: Tickets to the Atlanta engagement of DISNEY’s THE LION KING, playing at The Fox Theatre from April 10 – 27 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2013/2014 season, are available at The Fox Theatre box office, online at http://www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 1-855-285-8499.
theBestArts: Since 2007, theBestArts.com has helped provide visibility to rising musical theatre singers, dancers and songwriters through our non-commercial website, Facebook page, college showcase concerts in New York City, and Broadway Tour benefits in Atlanta. http://www.facebook.com/theBestArts and http://www.theBestArts.com
JOINING HEARTS is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS in greater Atlanta. 2013-2014 is our 27th fundraising year committed to this cause. 100% of every dollar raised through ticket sales and tips is donated to our beneficiaries: AID Atlanta, Joining Hearts and The Living Room. http://www.joininghearts.org
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, non-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American theater community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $250 million for critically needed services for people across the country with AIDS, HIV, and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA donated over $100,000 to Georgia social service organizations in 2013 and will direct a portion of their proceeds to Open Hand Atlanta. http://www.broadwaycares.org
BONUS: MetroFresh is offering anyone who wants a pre-show early dinner a 10% discount that night - just show your tickets. Dinner service begins at 5:30.