SIMI VALLEY, CA… For The Troops will host its Annual USO Tribute Show & Dinner at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, CA on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The era is World War II and the music is SWINGING!
Special appearances’ include Broadway, TV and Movie personality Connie Stevens. Long known for her support of the USO, Ms. Stevens is the 2011 recipient of the Bob Hope Excellence in Entertainment Award and was a featured favorite on many of Bob Hope’s USO specials. Ms. Stevens adds to her long list accomplishments the roles of business mogul and film director. Ms. Stevens’ stunning and multi-talented daughters Joely Fisher (best known for her work with Ellen Degeneres) and Tricia Leigh Fisher, along with husband Byron Thames, will take the stage to provide their own renditions of swing era tunes. Ms. Joely Fisher most recently starred in “Cupid” a Hallmark Channel original movie, while the Thames’ most recent endeavors include the TV reality show, “Beverly Hills Nannies.”
The brassy, “larger than life” Jo Anne Worley will continue the evening’s reverie with her own brand of comedic flair, and is sure to have all in attendance delighted! Well known for her manic energy and zany stage presence, Ms. Worley has transcended her 1970’s Laugh-In TV stardom to become a crowd pleasing performer on Broadway, TV, movies and many theatre circuits on both the East and West Coasts. She most recently appeared as Madame Morrible in the Los Angeles production of Wicked. This actress, stage personality and songstress is also a talented songwriter and is the President of Actors and Others for Animals.
The evening’s Master of Ceremonies is Gary Bryan of K-EARTH 101 FM radio. A favorite radio personality in the southland, Gary hosts the “Morning Show” along with Lisa Stanley. Mr. Bryan’s commitment and dedication to our soldiers is evident in the over $1 million raised to date in support of the Bob Hope Hollywood U.S.O. at LAX.
The music of the evening is provided by Angel City Big Band, an 18-piece swing band led by 2nd generation band leader, Tim Miller. Local Simi Valley talent will provide a tribute to the Andrew Sisters with impressive 3 part harmonies.
However, the true stars of the evening will be the World War II veterans in attendance and the other military heroes, veterans and active duty military there. We will be providing a special tribute to them during the evening.
VIP tickets are $125 and include a hosted cocktail hour, hor d’ oeuvres, preferred sitting and dinner served to your table. General admission is $90 and includes hor d’ oeuvres, no host cocktail hour and buffet dining. Check-in for both begins at 5 p.m. and includes a tour of Air Force One, silent and live auction opportunities, entertainment and dancing. The cocktail hour is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Listen for trumpets calling you to dinner and the evening’s entertainment. Take the opportunity to have your picture taken in front of the Presidential Seal.
For online ticket, please go to our website at http://www.ForTheTroops.org. MasterCard, Visa or Discover are accepted via PayPal. For other ticketing options, please contact Mary Ann Wales at (805) 304-0225 or Paula Cornell at (805) 306-0830. Cut-off date for ticket purchases is February 3rd. No ticketing is available after that date.
Show you support their sacrifice by sponsoring a ticket for a WW ll veteran or a wounded warrior. See the website for details.
All proceeds go to benefit the efforts of For The Troops. For The Troops sends “We Care” packages to our deployed Military serving in Afghanistan and other overseas military bases.
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For The Troops is an all volunteer California Nonprofit corporation headquartered at 2872 Cochran St. in Sycamore Village Shopping Center. Federal Tax ID No. 20-8099782 section 501(c)(3). Checks for donations should be made payable to: For The Troops and mailed to P.O. Box 630103, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
To donate items or to request a We Care package for a deployed service member, please visit our website, www.ForTheTroops.org or call (805) 306-0830.