HELP IS ON THE WAY 22 – On The Red Carpet, “Idols & Icons”

Featuring tributes to Stephen Sondheim, Carole King, David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Prince & more!

22nd Annual Gala – Northern California’s Largest Annual, Star-studded Concert & Gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco &AIDS Legal Referral Panel

SUN., AUG. 21, 2016 – HERBST THEATRE – 401 VAN NESS AVE. in SF

Silent Auction (main lobby): 4:00 pm

VIP Gala Seated Dinner: 5:00 pm

New This Year:

The 3-course seated dinner will be catered by Molto Benne Catering with paired wines provided by Viszlay Vineyards preceded by a 30 minute cocktail reception on the terrace off the Green Room.

A brief fashion show segment will feature the gowns of Anna Ortega. Live auction at dinner.

Performance: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Club REAF After Party with cast: 9:30 – 11:45 pm (music by GoBANG)

Including (scheduled to appear): Contantine Maroulis, Kimberley Locke, La Toya London, Melinda Doolittle, Marissa Jaret Winokur, DONNA McKECKNIE, Jai Rodriguez, Carole Cook, MICHAEL WALTERS as Dame Edna, BRANDEN JAMES with James Clark, Paula West, Sally Struthers, JASON BROCK, SONY HOLLAND, TRISTAN BOUGARDE, THE CAST OF BEAUTIFUL (B’way Touring Cast Of The Carole King Musical)

VIP & Gala Underwriter Tickets: or call 415- 273 -1620.

VIP Underwriter level tickets are $350 and include pre-show seated dinner, performance and Club REAF after party. Gala Underwriter tickets are $175 and include performance and Club REAF afterparty. All Underwriters are also invited to an Underwriter Appreciation Party at E&O Kitchen and Bar on August 9, 2016. A portion of the Underwriter level tickets help underwrite the cost of the event. An extensive silent auction precedes the show starting at 4:00 pm.

Performance Only Tickets – $75 & $50 (Dress Circle & Balcony) – Performance Only Tickets available from City Box Office – 415-392-4400 or

HELP IS ON THE WAY XXII is produced by The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, founded by the late Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet in memory of their sons, John Richmond and Doug Ermet, who both lost their lives to AIDS. In 1995, the two women decided not to get mad but get even when they launched a musical AIDS benefit to honor their sons by raising funds for AIDS service organizations. To date REAF has raised well over $3 million dollars for AIDS services and, beginning in 2015 also began to support hunger programs and programs for homeless and underserved youth.

GALA CO-CHAIRS: Sophie Azouaou, Dr. Albert Chow, Ashley McCumber, Eileen Blum Bourgade

HONORARY COMMITTEE: Senator Diane Feinstein & Mr. Richard Blum, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor Scott Weiner

GALA COMMITTEE Kaye Cloutman, Joel Goodrich, Dr. David Kang, Dr. Lisa Kang, Jon Leitner, Jerold Osato, Terea Rodriguez, Esfir F. Shrayber, Bilques Smith, Doug Waggoner, Lawrence Wong, Dianne Pettigrew-Yancey

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