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The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation raises funds for AIDS service provider agencies, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, through the production of quality entertaiment events. Currently REAF produces three primary products, "Help is on the Way," "Help is on the Way for the Holidays" and our "One Night Only" series of performances with the touring casts of Broadway shows appearing in the Bay Area as tour schedules permit. Almost all events include special silent and/or live auctions as part of the event. Program descriptions are detailed below. Information about specific current events can be also be obtained by calling the...

REAF ticket and information line at 415-273-1620.

 

 
   

 

Help is on the Way is Northern California's largest annual AIDS benefit concert event featuring stars from Broadway, film, television, and the recording industry as well as the best of Bay Area talent. It is our flagship event and features gala pre-performance wine and hors d'oeuvres receptions and post-performance champagne and dessert receptions with the cast for "Host" level ticket buyers, and extensive silent auctions in addition to the Broadway-quality performance. To date, all "Help is on the Way" performances have been held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

Help is on the Way XIX
will be held on August 18tht at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
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Dances from the Heart 2

Help is on the Way for the Holidays is a San Francisco Bay Area holiday tradition and benefits children and youth with HIV and AIDS. This event celebrates the holidays of all faiths at this time of year and promotes hope, caring and compassion through holiday music. It featurs many top Bay Area, as well internationally acclaimed, performers and includes a silent as well as limited live auction and a special wine and dessert reception with the cast for "Host" level ticket buyers and corporate sponsors following the performance.

Help is on the Way for the Holidays XII
is planned for December 8th at the Marines Memorial Theatre

Dances from the Heart is REAF's newest event and is an all dance event featuring dancers from many top Bay Area dance companies in an evening of hope and compassion through dance. This event premiered in 2012 at the Cowell Theater.

Dances from the Heart 2
is planned for April 28th at the Palace of Fine Arts

All You Need is Love: A Help is on the Way Valentine Benefit replaced our holiday gala in 2009 and 2010 and was similar in format but featured a Valentine theme.

 

 


Special "One Night Only" cabaret performances with many of the touring casts of Broadway shows appearing in San Francisco are arranged throughout the year as show schedules permit. These performances give the touring casts a break from the music they perform every night during the course of their run with the shows and a chance to perform music of their own choosing. Reviews for these special performances have been outstanding.

 

 
 

PAST EVENTS

Help is on the Way XVIII:
was held on Sunday, August 21, 2011at the Herbst Theatre

Help is on the Way for the Holidays XI:
was held on Sunday, December 10, 2011at the Herbst Theatre

Help is on the Way XVII:
was held on Sunday, August 21, 2012 at the Herbst Theatre

Dances from the Heart:
was held on April 30th at the Cowell Theatre

Help is on the Way for the Holidays X:
was held on Sunday,December 5, 2011at the Herbst Theatre

Help is on the Way XVI:
was held on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at the Herbst Theatre

All You Need is Love 2: Valentine Benefit
was held on Feb. 8, 2010 at the Marines Memorial Theater

Help is on the Way XV
was held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

All You Need is Love: A Help is on the Way Valentine Benefit
was held on Monday, February 2, 2009 at the Post Street Theatre

Help is on the Way XIV
was held on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Help is on the Way for the Holidays IX
was held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at the Herbst Theatre

Help is on the Way XIII Goes to the Movies
was held on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

"Help is on the Way for the Holidays VIII" was held on December 3, 2006 at the Herbst Theatre.

Help is on the Way XII: The Hottest Party on the Hill
Sunday, July 30, 2006, 7:30pm, The Masonic Auditorium

"Help is on the Way for the Holidays VII" was held on December 4, 2005 at the Herbst Theatre.

"Help is on the Way XI: The Music of Jule Styne & Harold Arlen - a 100thy Birthday Celebration" was held on Monday, August 1, 2005 at the Palce of Fine Arts.

Help is on the Way for the Holidays VI was held on December 5, 2004 at the Herbst Theatre.

Help is on the Way X: Broadway & All That Jazz The 10th Anniversary Gala
was held on Monday, August 2, 2004 at The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Help is on the Way for the Holidays V was December 15 at the Herbst Theatre.

"Help is on the Way IX: Red Hot Broadway"
was held on July 28 at the Palace of Fine Arts

Help is on the Way for the Holidays IV was held, December 9, 2002 at the Herbst Theatre.

"Help is on the Way VIII" Was held July 29, 2002
Hooray for Hollywood
- the Music of Johnny Mercer
Some of his biggest songs include: Autumn Leaves, Blues in the Night, Come Rain or come Shine, Hooray forHollywood, Jeepers Creepers, One For My Baby, Laura, Moon River, Skylark,Days of Wine and Roses, I Remember You, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby,That Old Black Magic, Goody Goody, Satin Doll, When October Goes, Day In ­Day Out, Dream... and many more.

"Help is on the Way for the Holidays III" was held Dec. 3,2001 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Help is on the Way VII: An All Broadway Concert
was held on July 30 & 31,2001

Help is on the Way for the Holidays II was held on December 4, 2000 at theHerbst Theatre

"Help is on the Way VI: Cole Porter - A Musical Celebration" was held on July31 & Aug. 1, 2000

"Just in Time for the Holidays" was held on December 6, 1999 at the Gershwin Theatre.

"Help is on the Way V: A Salute to Sondheim" was held on August 2, 1999

"Help is on the Way IV: The Gershwin Concert" was held on July 27, 1998

"Help is on the Way III" was held on July 14, 1997

"Help is on the Way II" was held on July 29, 1996

"Help is on the way: San Francisco Cares" was held on May 15, 1995

 
       
 

Special "One Night Only" cabaret performances with many of the touring casts of Broadway shows appearing in San Francisco are arranged throughout the year as show schedules permit. These performances give the touring casts a break from the music they perform every night during the course of their run with the shows and a chance to perform music of their own choosing. Reviews for these special performances have been outstanding.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past "One Night Only" events have included shows with the casts of:

"Hair" at Marines Memorial Theatre on 11/7/11

"Billy Elliot" at Marines Memorial Theatre on 7/31/11

"Shrek The Musical" at Theatre 39 on Pier 39, 12/13/10

"West Side Story" at Marines Memorial Theatre on 11/15/10

"Dreamgirls" at Marines Memorial Theatre on 9/20/10

"Young Frankenstein" & "Wicked" at Club Fugazi on 7/12/10

"In the Heights" at Theatre 39 on Pier 39, 6/7/10

"One Night Only Holiday Cabaret" at J'LaChic Theatre 39 12/7/09

"Wicked & Spamalot" at J'LaChic Theatre 39 6/15/09

"Wicked & Grease" at Club Fugazi 8/11/08

"The Drowsy Chaperone" at Club Fugazi 8/11/08

"Comedy Tonight" at Theatre 39/Pier 39 4/08

"The Color Purple" at Marines Memorial Theatre 11/07

"Avenue Q & Jersey Boys" at Post Street Theatre 9/07

"Mamma Mia" at Club Fugazi 9/10/07

"Avenue Q" and "Jersey Boys" at the Post Street Theatre 8/10/07

"Jersey Boys" at Club Fugazi 4/16/07

"A Chorus Line" and "Light in the Piazza" at Club Fugazi 8/21/06

"Annie" at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 9/15/2005

"Wicked" at the Marines Memorial Theatre 9/29/05

"Evita" at Club Fugazi 4/4/05

"Hairspray" at Marines Memorial Theatre 6/9/04

"Disney's The Lion King" and "Mamma Mia!"
(combined casts) with special guest, Chicago cabaret artist, Amy Armstrong, at Club Fugazi 3/29/04

"The Phantom of the Opera" at Teatro Zinzanni Theatreand also featuring Sandra Reeves-Phillips and other acts
from Teatro Zinzanni's "Love, Chaos and Dinner" 9/18/03

"The Producers" with Lee Roy Reams and special guests Carole Cook and Lillias White at Club Fugazi 4/7/03

"Some Like it Hot" with Tony Curtis and "Beauty and the Beast" at Marines' Memorial Theatre 10/28/02

"The Full Monty" at Rassella's Jazz Club 10/6/02

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” with Ann-Margret and Gary Sandy and “Kiss Me Kate”
with Rex Smith and Rachael York at Club Fugazi. 2/25/02

"Les Miserables" at New Conservatory Theatre Center 6/3/02

"Cabaret" with Joely Fisher at Rassella's Jazz Club 12/10/01

"Aida" (with Patrick Cassidy, Simone and Kelli Fournier at 7th Note Showclub 9/19/01

"Ragtime" at 7th Note Showclub 10/23/01

"Sunset Boulevard" with Petula Clark at Club Fugazi in 2000

"Titanic" and "Les Miserables" (combined casts) at 7th Note Showclub in 2000

"Jekyll & Hyde" at New Conservatory Theatre Center in 1999

   

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