By Andrew Gans
June 27, 2006
Stars are lining up to take part in the twelfth annual Help Is on the Way benefit concert, which is set for July 30.
The 7:30 PM concert will be held at the 3,000-seat Masonic Auditorium, located atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill. Those scheduled to take part in the one-night-only event include Susan Anton, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Franc D’Ambrosio, Deborah Gibson, Florence Henderson, Tim Hockenberry, Leslie Jordan, Jordan Knight, Melody Lacayanga, Lorenzo Lamas, Nick Lazzarini, Michele Lee, Kimberley Locke, Latoya London, Valarie Pettiford, Anne Runolfsson, Bruce Vilanch and Paula West.
David Galligan will direct the largest annual AIDS benefit concert, which is presented by The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization established to raise funds for AIDS service provider agencies.
This year’s beneficiaries include AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Larkin Street Youth Services, Meals of Marin, Positive Resource Center, STOP AIDS Project, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, New Leaf: Services for Our Community, Youth Aware Program at New Conservatory Theatre Center, Project Inform and Vital Life Services.
For tickets to Help Is On the Way XII call (415) 273-1620. Performance-only tickets are priced $50 and $75. Gala tickets, which include a pre-performance reception and silent auction, are priced $175. Undewriter tickets begin at $225 and also include a post-performance dessert reception with the cast. For more information visit www.reaf.org.