5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss This at the Paramount Theatre

By United Way of King County Posted on October 29, 2019 In News

Eat, Drink & Be Generous is just two weeks away and the lineup is impressive. Amazing food from Tom Douglas? Check. Impressive setting at the Paramount Theatre? Of course.

But the most exciting part of the evening might be the entertainment. Talented for sure—and also a group moved by generosity:

  • Benicio Bryant. This kid’s got pipes: at just 16, he’s had a fair amount of acclaim: a finalist in this year’s “America’s Got Talent”, a duet with Brandi Carlile on “Late Night with Seth Myers”. He’s been surrounded by generosity his whole life – from his family supporting his singing aspirations to the Seattle Mariners giving him his first audience of thousands.
  • Kristi Champagne (aka Kristopher Zello). One of Seattle’s most celebrated drag queens, her Adele persona so convincing that Adele herself invited her to share the stage during a performance at Key Arena. Generosity shoutout: to Adele and to the people who have cheered Kristi on.
  • DJ Darek Mazzone. Host of KEXP’s Wo’ Pop, will bring modern global music to the Paramount. Music discovery? Now, that’s generous.
  • Dancers from Northwest Tap Connection. They’re a race and social justice oriented dance studio with generosity at their core. They train, inspire and nurture young dancers toward artistic excellence—and entertain audiences year-round. 
  • Chris Capossela. No stranger to the stage or to giving back, Chris is chief marketing officer at Microsoft and, with his wife Leigh, co-chair of United Way’s community campaign. Twelve months of full-speed ahead fundraising for the community. Generous, indeed.

Get in on the fun – be generous! Tickets on the main floor are $150; mezzanine experience is $75. Not just good food, but a good cause.



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