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XCARET FAMILY FOUNDATION PRESENTS CHOC FOLLIES XV "CHRISTINA AND THE CRYSTAL BALL - A CINDERELLA STORY FOR THE SOCIAL NET SET"
March 06, 2012

Nearly 100 of Orange County’s prominent business, civic and society leaders are bringing their singing and dancing talents to the stage for CHOC Follies XV, “Christina and the Crystal Ball, a Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set,” an original musical comedy benefiting CHOC Children’s. This year’s production, sponsored by XCARET Family Foundation, is a hilarious spoof on the classic fairy tale with a modern online twist. The show will run from Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31 at the Robert B. Moore Theatre in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Over the past 14 years, the CHOC Follies has earned a reputation as one of Orange County’s most original and successful charity events, netting more than $5 million for CHOC Children’s. Founder and Executive Producer Gloria Zigner, Associate Producer Lois Augustine and Director John Vaughan lead the successful production team. Co-chairs for the event are Leslie Cancellieri, Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and Dale Skiles.

This year's proceeds will support the construction of The Voice™, an interactive media center that provides patients with an outlet to engage in creative activities related to broadcast media. It’s another step forward in providing avenues of healing for patients at CHOC Children’s. The Voice is scheduled to open next year in the hospital’s new seven-story tower.

Performances of “Christina and the Crystal Ball, a Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set” will be held in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, on Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Tickets for performances on Thursday night and Saturday’s matinee are $65 and $35. For Friday and Saturday nights, tickets are $125 (includes after-show cast party), $75 and $50. All seats are reserved, and group sales tickets are available.

To learn more about the CHOC Follies, become a sponsor, make a donation or purchase tickets, please go to the website, http://choc.org/chocfollies, contact Lois Augustine at laugustine@choc.org or call 714.289.4140.

CHOC Follies
Founded by Executive Producer Gloria Zigner in 1997, the CHOC Follies has mobilized thousands of Orange County residents to sing, dance and delight audiences with hilarious original musical comedies year after year. Netting more than $5 million in donations for CHOC Children’s, the CHOC Follies has become a powerful Orange County institution in its own right.

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes..

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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