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NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project : An Art Party You Won’t Want to Miss3 min read

Leg Up On Life is holding it’s largest event yet NIGHT OF LIFE to benefit The Trevor Project at The Hudson Terrace, August 27th. Doors opening at 7PM. DJ’s spinning pre and post show.

Leg Up On Life is an artistic initiative that was created at by NYC based performer and choreographer, Daniel Gold. Leg Up provides a platform for artists of all areas of the arts community to come together and raise money for phenomenal non profit organizations.

Night of Life benefiting The Trevor Project will include 13 choreographers, 12 drag artists, and 3 musicians all presenting their work to help raise funds for the cause. The artists are creating performances to celebrate life and the LGBTQ+ community while promising an evening of explosive entertainment! When the show’s are not happening their will be DJ’s keeping the dance floor energized until the shows start back up and then will keep the floor going after for post show partying! Each attendee will walk away having gotten to experience a plethora of different kinds of performances and feeling great knowing their entry fee will be going towards The Trevor Project. (Early admission tickets available now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-of-life-benefiting-the-trevor-project-tickets-46681740342?aff=efbeventtix)

The Trevor Project mission: “Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text message crisis intervention services. A lead and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.”

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Headlining talents include:

(Photo by James Jin of Karla Garcia’s “Swing of Justice” cast from Leg Up On Life’s Showcase! benefiting The Trevor Project at Dixon Place)

Choreographers: Mike Baerga (King Kong & Miss Saigon), Emily Brown (MarInspired Company Member), Andrew Barret Cox, Joey Dippel, Hannah Fredrick, Karla Garcia (Hamilton, So You Think You Can Dance, choreographer “Gone Missing” Encores!) , Daniel Gold (Beauty and the Beast National Tour), Billy Griffin (Choreographer “Matthew McConaughey Vs. The Devil: An American Myth” “SMASH” Assistant Choreographer and performer), Miles Keeney (Vienna Life Ball Choreographer), Cassie Nordgren (“Waiting in the Wings: the Musical” Feature Film Choreographer), Chris Medlin (Mean Girls), Will Taylor, and Chaz Wolcott (Newsies National Tour)

(Photo of and provided by Miz. Diamond Wigfall)
Drag Artists: Bambina, Chola Spears, Egypt, Fool’isha, Golden Delicious, Hibiscus, Jasmine Rice (Shade: Queens of NYC), Miz. Diamond Wigfall, Neon Calypso (Sasha Valour’s Nightgowns), Ritzy Bitz (London Pride 2017 & 18th Annual GLAM Awards), Selma Nilla, and Vanna Deux
(Photo provided by and of PRIMME performing at Folsom Street East 2018)

Musicians: Andrew Barret Cox (creator and composer of immersive nightlife experience “CLUBLAND”), Arielle (New York Fashion Week), and PRIMME (featured in “The Vintage Voyager”)

(Photo of music artist Arielle performing at New York Fashion Week 2018 with dancers Jamal Shuriah and Mike Baerga)

More performers included throughout the benefit will be are Ian Fitzgerald (Kinky Boots National Tour), Lexi Garcia (Hamilton), Grace Calio, Melissa Hunt, Roddy Kennedy (Hamilton), Chloe LaFleur, Sarah Lewandowski, Ashley Marinelli (Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey), Corey Rives (Finding Neverland National Tour), Carey Segal, Adea Michelle Sessoms (Santigold, Wicked National Tour), and more.

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Be sure not to miss out on what will be an explosive art party benefiting the Trevor Project. Doors open at 7PM and tickets are available at the link below at for only $15 leading up to event and $20 at the door day of.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-of-life-benefiting-the-trevor-project-tickets-46681740342?aff=efbeventtix

Stay up to date with performer highlights and rehearsal footage by following @LegUpOnLife on instagram and Leg Up On Life’s Facebook page. With any questions about tickets or more information on the event please email leguponlife@gmail.com .

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