AN EVENING WITH DAVIS GAINES

 

Was held Thursday, November 29, 2018 • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

On Nov. 29, about 300 music-loving guests were treated to an incredible evening of music and song performed by the Broadway veteran and Orlando native. Net proceeds from the concert directly benefit our core programs’ efforts to relieve hunger and prevent homelessness among those struggling in Central Florida.

 

Joined by John Olearchick on piano, Charlie Silva on bass, and Kirk Yano engineering, Gaines dazzled the crowd with a fresh set of Broadway show tunes and classics from the American songbook. Gaines’ versatility and rich baritone were on full display with beautiful renditions of classics including “It Only Takes A Moment” and “Ol’ Man River.”

 

Between songs, Gaines joked with the crowd in the intimate Pugh Theater and sprinkled in charming anecdotes from his illustrious stage acting career. Following the concert, Gaines joined V.I.P. Patrons and friends upstairs in the Kessler Tier of Dr. Phillips Center for a reception with desserts, photos and lots of good cheer.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 PATRON SPONSORS!

Gold Patron

The Quirin Foundation

Silver Patrons

GrayRobinson, P.A.

Morgan & Morgan, P.A.

Linda & Norm Pellegrini

Bronze Patrons

Miguel R. Acosta

Rick Baldwin

Bishop Beale Realty, L.L.C.

Boyd Development

Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C.

Pat & O’Ann Christiansen

Tom & Deborah Cook

Evans Groves, Inc.

Friend of the Christian Service Center

Suzanne Gilbert

Claire Groover

The Jennings Family

Keewin Real Property Company

The Kelley Family

The Lynch Family

Dr. Lynne Nasrallah

Leslie K. O’Neal

The Pierre Family

Pinel & Carpenter, Inc.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Trace Investment Company

United Legacy Bank

Aside from performing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times on Broadway, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Davis' illustrious career includes leading roles in Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly!, Camelot, Les Miserables, and Sweeney Todd, plus numerous television credits. Gaines, who currently resides in Los Angeles, has sung for five U.S. Presidents and performed with virtually every major symphony orchestra in North America.

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