Tickets are on sale now for Golden Rainbow’s star-studded production of “Chicago” for the 32nd Annual Ribbon of Life at the Foundry at SLS on Sunday, June 24. Usually held as a variety show, this year’s event will be presented in a new format that features a full production of the Broadway classic (Pictured: Ribbon of Life 2017 Performance – Photo credit: Tom Donoghue).
A red carpet reception and silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. and the show to follow at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Golden Rainbow’s critically needed housing, education, and direct financial assistance services for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
“For this year’s Ribbon of Life production, we wanted to present something a little different,” said Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Gary Costa. “After last spring’s sold out and critically acclaimed production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ benefit, it became clear that Las Vegas audiences are hungry for Broadway-caliber performances at affordable ticket prices on the Strip. We are excited to present a full production of ‘Chicago’ filled with amazing talent and some Vegas razzle dazzle!”
Ribbon of Life’s “Chicago” will star entertainment veteran Brent Barrett from Broadway’s revival of “Chicago,” alongside Anne Martinez and Jaclyn McSpadden from “BAZ- A Musical Tour De Force,” as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly respectively. Barrett joins the cast after spending years of performing in productions worldwide including “Kiss Me, Kate,” “The Pajama Game,” “Camelot,” and opening Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular.” As is the Ribbon of Life tradition, talented performers from almost every major show on the Strip will be participating in this year’s production. Other celebrity talent will be soon announced.
Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at goldenrainbow.org/ribbonoflife
. Following the performance, The Sayers Club at SLS will host the official after party with additional exclusive performances and acts. Entry is $25 at the door or $20 in advance through the Golden Rainbow website. VIP and Premiere level ticket prices include the after party admission. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend the show but must be 21+ for entrance into the after party. As one of the most anticipated events of the year, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as seating is limited.