REAF Gala Concert

August 5, 2012
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Herbst Theatre

Help us put on the show of the summer at the 2012 REAF Gala – a spectacular variety show featuring music, comedy and dance.

ALRP has been selected as a major beneficiary of the 2012 REAF Help Is On The Way XVIII Gala – a song, dance and comedy extravaganza starring greats from Hollywood, Broadway and beyond. Scheduled to perform are:

TV, Radio & Broadway Star CAROLE COOK  |  Broadway Star DAVID ENGEL  |  StarSearch Winner SAM HARRIS  |  Broadway & TV Star VICKI LEWIS  |  American Idol star KIMBERLEY LOCKE  | Grammy-nominee & Broadway Star MAUREEN McGOVERN  |  Same-sex Salsa Dance Champions JOHN NAVAEZ & ANDREW CERVANTES | Grammy Award-winning Recording Star HELEN REDDY | StarSearch Champion JAKE SIMPSON  |  The Infamous REX SMITH  |  Recording Stars TUCK & PATTI  |  Broadway & Recording Star LISA VROMAN  |  Broadway Star & YouTube Sensation NATALIE WEISS  | Jazz & Cabaret Star PAULA WEST  |  Cast of B.O.O.B.S!  CAST of Les Miserables  |  and more…

Pre-show VIP reception starts at 5:30. Performance begins at 7:30pm. And Post-show reception with the cast begins at 10:00pm.

You can join in the fun by volunteering at the Gala, buying and/or selling show and raffle tickets, or donating an item for the Gala auction. 100% of ticket sales go directly to support ALRP legal services for people with AIDS and three other AIDS service agencies.


To purchase Gala tickets, Click Here. Credit Cards accepted. Checks should be made out to Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation.
(PLEASE list ALRP in the “Agency to credit for purchase” section of the order form
or mention ALRP to the Box Office ticket person when ordering by phone
Performance-only tickets start at $50, VIP tickets start at $150 and include pre-show and/or post-show reception with the Cast!

For each $75 or more REAF Gala Ticket purchased, ALRP will gsubmit a FREE REAF RAFFLE BOOK in YOUR Name – a $20 value!!
Each REAF Raffle Book contains Five (5) Raffle Chances to win one of three great prizes:
>  A Week in Puerto Vallarta
>  A Napa Valley Weekend
>  A Case of Ketel One Vodka.
Buy as many $75 or higher REAF Gala tickets as you like – then contact ALRP development director, Jim McBride, at or (415) 701-1200 ext. 301 and he’ll take care of the rest.


If you can’t join us on August 5th, you can still support ALRP and REAF by purchasing a $20.00 REAF RAFFLE BOOK. Each $20 REAF Raffle Book contains Five (5) Raffle Chances for you to win one of three great prizes:

  • A Week in Puerto Vallarta
  • A Napa Valley Weekend
  • A Case of Ketel One Vodka.

To purchase one or more REAF Raffle Books, contact Jim McBride at (415) 701-1200 ext. 301 or Cash,checks or credit cards accepted. Checks should be made out to Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation.


Jim McBride, Jennifer Schuster, and friends at REAF!

To volunteer with team ALRP, sign up for a shift with Jennifer Schuster at or (415) 701-1200 ext. 303.


Auction Load In (Saturday, Day Before Performance)
Transport auction items from the curb into the Herbst Theatre.
10:00am – 1:00pm


Auction Set Up
Set up auction items and tables. Invite guests to bid and assist them in filling out bid sheets.
9:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 5:30pm

Reception Set Up
Set up the VIP and Gala Receptions. Set up tables, decorations, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Reception Staffing & Load Out
Assist in restocking and resetting the room for the dessert reception. Assist bartenders and food vendors during the reception. Pour wine, serve desserts, and pick up empty glasses and plates. Break down tables and clean up after the reception.
8:00pm – 12:30am


Final Load Out (Monday, Day After Performance)
Transport unsold auction items out of the Herbst Theatre and onto the curb.
10:00am – 2:00pm


Drive Performers
Drive performers from the airport to hotels/theatre and vice versa. You must have a nice car, not be star struck, and respect the performers’ privacy. Please submit your name to Jennifer for consideration.

Contact Jennifer to sign up for a volunteer shift!

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