Ben Vereen and Murray the Magician headline Fundraiser attended by Celebrity Guests
This past Saturday the SHARE Ladies hosted one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the LA social scene, “BOOMTOWN.” The annual event attracted Hollywood glitterati and business moguls alike as LA’s elite came together to support SHARE and the local children’s organizations they help fund. Celebrities including Heather Locklear (Melrose Place, Franklin & Bash), Nigel Lythgoe (So you Think you Can Dance?) Ann Jefferys (Legendary Actress), and Toni Trucks (Twilight, Franklin & Bash) walked the red carpet and into a magical world.
This year when the talented SHARE Ladies took to the stage to perform live, they were joined by Tony Award winning Broadway Icon Ben Vereen, who will be lent his talents as host and headliner. Adding to the magic was celebrity magician, Murray, a Headliner at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas and a finalist for ’America's Got Talent,’ who wowed the audience with his mind-blowing illusions and vegas flair.
The BOOMTOWN Show, which could be described as a mix between Cirque Du Soleil and a broadway production, had special surprises for guests around every corner including Gary Franco & Ruby Karen’s brilliant adagio duet featuring gospel singer Rose Rochelle, Ariel arts performed by the SHARE Ladies themselves, and The Bistrevsky Bros International mime & Cirque act. SHARE Boardmembers and Event Chairs Susan Chalek and Nancy Gregory spearheaded ‘A Magical Evening,’ that transported guest into another world.
Each year, BOOMTOWN raises funds to enable SHARE to continue to support the facilities that depend on their contributions. In the past sixty-one years, this team of 80 women (still including some of the Founding Members) have used their magical touch to help raise over $53 million dollars. “We support organizations that help children who are at risk or abused, as well as supporting treatment, research, prevention, vocational training, independent living skills programs for kids facing the broad spectrum of developmental disabilities. such as Ahead with Horses, Hathaway Sycamore, and Stuart House,” reported Debra Couch, Chairman of the Board.