MenAlive presents :: ACADEMY AFFAIR 2013 with BEN VEREEN


MenAlive - The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus presents
*ACADEMY AFFAIR 2013: Reach for the Stars*
[Our Annual Blockbuster Gala to benefit the Chorus]
With Special Guest Star, BEN VEREEN

Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Center Club
Orange County's premier private club
650 Town Center Drive
Garden Level of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

(Black Tie Optional)

Have a great time while supporting the men and mission of MenAlive!

For its Annual blockbuster gala fundraiser, MenAlive will welcome stage and screen superstar BEN VEREEN as our Special Guest.

Few entertainers are as accomplished and as versatile as Mr. Vereen, well known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the groundbreaking television miniseries "Roots" as well as for his Tony Award-winning performance in Stephen Schwartz's hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, directed by the legendary Bob Fosse.

He has solidified his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in numerous Broadway productions including FOSSE, CHICAGO, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HAIR, JELLY'S LAST JAM and, most recently, in WICKED. His legendary performances transcend time and are an integral part of America's performing arts legacy.

ACADEMY AFFAIR will also include specially-selected performances by some of MenAlive's talented members. And back by popular demand, the event will feature a live auction conducted by Zackary I. Krone from California Live Auctions. (Click here: for a list of complete auction items)

Enjoy the ambiance of an elegant supper club in the Center Club's newly-remodeled banquet room.


• $175 - Dinner and program only
• $250 - Dinner and program, plus A-List VIP Pre-show Reception*

RESERVE A TABLE to ensure you are seated with your friends!

• $1,750 - Dinner and program, reserved table for ten of your guests
• $2,500 - Dinner and program, reserved table for ten of your guests plus A-List VIP Pre-show reception*
• $2,750 - PREMIUM VIP table for ten of your guests, including best seats in the house, plus dinner, program *and* A-List VIP Pre-show reception*
(Limited VIP tables available - Reserve Now)

*Includes Champagne and hors d'oeuvres at the pre-show reception and premium wine with dinner, plus a meet-and-greet opportunity with Ben Vereen. Dinner entrée is a Duo of Grilled Filet Mignon and Salmon. Complimentary valet parking and wine is included with dinner.


Need more information or want to know how you or your company can help underwrite part of
The Academy Affair? Contact us 1-866-MEN-ALIVE (1-866-636-2548) or visit