Providence Has Talent...For kids at Christmastime12th Annual - A Christmas Spectacular
In the spirit of the season, you can help Prov's Children's Center by attending the 12th annual A Christmas Spectacular.
The show is slated from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett . The doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets will be $15 per person plus five (5) cans of non-perishable foods for the needy, going to various food banks in the community. It will be web-cast live with live text voting, thanks to the support of Rick Eaks, owner of Puget Sound Vi.
This year’s focus on family and personal achievement is designed as a Gift of Music and Celebration of Life in Our Community.
A talented cast of regulars will help celebrate the show, starting with Master of Ceremonies Brian Tracey, the former long-standing anchor of KING 5 TV's "Evening News" and now owner of "Ride-The-Ducks-Of-Seattle."
This year, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will confer a special honor on Tracey for his many years of voluntary service to the Everett community through the show.
Dehner Franks, who has created 34 songs and 4 CD albums for the show over the years, will be on stage again this year.
He will be joined by Jack Klitzman and the Band ("Nearly Dan"/Steely Dan Tribute) along with performers from Moscow, France, New York, Los Angeles and the Seattle/Everett area.
The 8th-grade Snohomish County Children's Choir directed by Shelley Logan will be part of the show as well.
This year's focus on “Family” will center on some family performers that will include Shelley Logan, Aubrey Logan, Olga Foraponova and Dascha Wright.
The focus on "Personal Achievement" will be through presentation of some members of the Christmas Spectacular Cast, the Providence Children's Center and the Community - including Commander Rick Gile (The Everett High School Jr. ROTC); Eleanor Leight (The Leight Fantastics); Jocelin Meadows (The Providence Children's Center); Aubrey Logan (New CD album; Los Angeles) and Charles Henri Avleange (film composer for this year's Hallmark's Christmas Cartoon).
The Prov's Got Talent portion of the show will allow members of the Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Staff a chance to strut their stuff and help draw attention to the Providence Children's Center.
The "favorite" among the Prov's Got Talent performers will be selected through live text voting.
Sanford Wright Jr., MD created the show in the aftermath of 9-11. Dr. Wright's father was active in community service for 30 years and enjoyed his involvement with charitable organizations.