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Carol Channing comes to Anaheim

March 23, 2011 by admin


 A really great gem of an event is about to happen in Anaheim! As some of you know, I’m on the board of the Anaheim Performing Art Center Foundation.  (you can find out more about APAC at www.apacf.org) Well, APAC is super excited to be co-producing a concert celebrating Carol Channing’s 90th birthday! AND – SHE WILL BE PERFORMING! As will some top notch BWAY talent, and Musical Theatre University’s Kids Next Door. 
    I’m sure you all have your own favorite Carol Channing memories. Mine are a little random, so I thought I’d share in an effort to spark your excitement. It might seem super weird – but (being a child of the 80’s) I LOVED her as the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Here’s a clip if you haven’t seen it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrjIVhIeGnw.   And, of course, as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie!  Here’s a link to her as Muzzy going to town in the number “Jazz Baby”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-UrGp4Wbk4 I seriously WANT that dress!  And, if your own memories of Hello Dolly aren’t enough to bring you to this event. I just learned that she has now dedicated her life to returning arts education to public schools. Hello! 
    She’s totally crazy and totally WONDERFUL!  I can’t wait!  And to top it all off, this event will benefit her foundation, The Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts, Musical Theatre University, and The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation. With tickets as low as $20… I can’t see how this concert won’t sell out! 
    Tickets are now available here – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/166337 OR – you can also purchase VIP tickets, which include dinner at The Anaheim White House and an after party with Dr. Carol Channing herself by calling Shelley Sherman at (714) 554-6033.

         I look forward to seeing you all on April 16th!
                         Here’s to kicking up our heels when we are 90!