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Friday, June 06, 2008

Walk the Red Carpet at Kaleidoscope's Gala Event!

Providence Mayor David Cicilline and WPRI’s Tony Petrarca are the Honorary Co-Chairs for Kaleidoscope Theatre’s 30th anniversary gala, “The Party of the Year” at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence on Thursday evening June 12, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is providing wonderful hors d’oeuvres and dinner and a decadent chocolate dessert is being provided by the Napa Valley Grille. Well known local singer and Kaleidoscope performer John Britto is the featured vocalist for the cocktail hour at the black tie optional event.

This festive evening begins with a red carpet entrance and includes a Kaleidoscope-themed martini bar, entertainment featuring the music of Kaleidoscope Executive Director David Payton, and a fabulous auction. Charlie Hall, State Jester, is the auctioneer for the evening.

Live and silent auction items are themed to Kaleidoscope Theatre’s fairytale musicals and school touring shows and include “Cinderella’s Bling”, a crystal tiara donated by Swarovski, “Little Red’s Sox”, a pair of Red Sox tickets, and several weekend or week long getaways. For a list of auction items, visit the Kaleidoscope website.

Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre by providing funding for bringing B.U.L.L.Y. (and anti-bullying show) to schools which need but cannot afford the production; new show development including a show focused on autism, and adapting B.U.L.L.Y. for the high school level to focus on different forms of adolescent bullying.

Kaleidoscope Theatre has been named Best of Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, and received a RI Theatre Achievement Award and the RI Jefferson Award. RIARC has honored the organization with several awards and the theatre company was chosen to represent the U.S. in 1989 at an International Down Syndrome Congress in Israel. Kaleidoscope has toured from Maine to Texas, and has performed at three national ARC conventions.

For information on sponsorships or to request an invitation to the event, which is $100 per person, call 401-942-3637, email, or log on to

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