Friday, May 1, 2015


Tony Desare, Larry Luckinbill, Lucie Arnaz, me, Lou Christie, Mary Wilson and Ron Abel

EACH YEAR THERE IS A BENEFIT CALLED "ONE NIGHT ONLY," TO RAISE MONEY FOR JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF THE DESERT. The show is always produced by famed photographer Michael Childers, and this year the musical director was the brilliant Ron Abel.

The night before the show a cast party is given by Helen Galen, a fantastic hostess. It is so outrageous that you'd almost think that it was the night AFTER the show. Both her party and the show are a reunion for the many stars who perform each year. I absolutely love going.

Let's check out Helene's party first. She lives in Tamarisk, on the land that belonged to Zeppo Marx. She has built her own home there, but it's still across from Frank Sinatra's famous house
Yours truly with Helene and Lucie Arnaz

Helene and Jamie Kabler watch the marching band that walked along the golf course in her backyard

The marching band

Then, of course, Helene arranged for a drone to fly over the party!
Pool extras were there
Singer Hunter Hedlicka and NY Theatrical genius lawyer Mark Sendroff

Helene's art collection is astonishing. This is one area outside

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway put on an impromtu song session

Mary Wilson of the Supremes sang "Stormy Weather" accompanied by Ann

With Lou Christie ("Lightening Strikes Again" and Mary
Ann HC, Larry Luckinbill, Kari Strand

Lucie and Ron Abel in focused conversation

A great big thank you to event chairs Barbara Fromm and Terry Ketover
Barbara Fromm

Terri Ketover
Barbara Keller

Producer Michael Childers
Annette Bloch
Thank you, everyone. Great job!

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