Donny and Marie Live To Support SickKids
by Sandra Chiovetti
June 2, 2011
Special performance of Las Vegas production in Toronto July 7
TORONTO, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Fans can look forward to a little bit country, and a little bit rock n' roll this summer as Donny and Marie Osmond hit the stage to perform for the first time together in Toronto. Dancap Productions Inc. is bringing the internationally-adored duo's interactive Las Vegas theatrical concert DONNY & MARIE LIVE to Toronto for a strictly limited engagement at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this summer.
SickKids Foundation is excited to partner with Children's Miracle Network and Dancap Productions Inc. for a special performance of DONNY & MARIE LIVE on Thursday, July 7, 2011. A portion of ticket proceeds will support SickKids Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), helping to raise critical funds for world-class research, learning and care.
As co-founder of Children's Miracle Network, Marie Osmond has helped raise more than $4 billion for children's health across North America and Europe. SickKids is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network member hospital, benefitting from the fundraising campaigns of numerous national partners. SickKids Foundation is grateful to TD Bank Group, Performance Sponsor for this special evening of entertainment. TD Bank Group has been a committed Children's Miracle Network partner since 1994 and a leading corporate supporter of SickKids for 15 years.
"As a mom to eight beautiful children, all I could ever ask for is for them to be healthy," says Marie Osmond. "It is heart-warming for me to be able to extend my support of children's health to SickKids while we're in Toronto."
DONNY & MARIE LIVE showcases some of their greatest hits including "Paper Roses," "Puppy Love," "Go Away Little Girl," and more, in a rave-reviewed multi-media spectacle with a big rock band, a cast of dancers, show-stopping production numbers, audience interaction and the trademark teasing between siblings. It will also feature new favourites from their latest album released in 2010.
For audience members looking for an exclusive experience beyond the show, there are two special package options for the July 7 evening performance. The Premium package is available for $400 and includes a reception with Donny and Marie, pre-show cocktail and dinner, and a ticket for the show. For only $100 more (a total of $500 each), VIP package guests can enjoy the same experience in addition to a post-show meet and greet with the brother and sister duo, plus an autographed photo and CD. VIP packages are limited and on a first come basis. Regular show tickets start from $52.
DONNY & MARIE LIVE is currently on stage at the Flamingo Las Vegas. What started as a five-week engagement in September 2008, has become a staple Las Vegas performance, scheduled to continue until the end of 2012 due to worldwide popular demand.
For more information or to purchase tickets for SickKids night on Thursday, July 7, 2011 go to: http://www.dancaptickets.com/sickkids, or call 416.644.3665.
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation is the fundraising organization for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) - one of Canada's most research-intensive hospitals and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, SickKids Foundation made an investment of $52.5 million in children's health research, education and care. A direct result of community support, this is one of the largest investments in paediatric health care and one of the largest contributions to a hospital anywhere in Canada. For more information, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase specialized equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.
TD Community Giving
TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2010, TD donated over $50 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.
About Dancap Productions
Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. is a Tony Award®-winning commercial theatre company based in Toronto, and dedicated to producing and presenting the very Best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams. Current Broadway shows with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Memphis and Jersey Boys. International and past Broadway credits include: Ghost the Musical, Wicked, Come Fly Away, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, In The Heights and Jersey Boys: the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas, the West End, Sydney and the recent record-breaking run in Toronto. www.DancapTickets.com.