Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tickets on sale Friday for Harry Connick Jr. performance at Variety benefit gala

Singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr. will return to St. Louis to serve as the headliner for Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis' annual "Dinner with the Stars" at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at the Peabody Opera House.

Connick Jr. (pictured) was here most recently in October 2013 at the Fox Theatre, touring in support of his album Every Man Should Know. Since then, he's earned accolades for bringing some actual musical knowledge to the table as a no-nonsense judge for this season of TV's American Idol.

Variety last year raised $4.7 million to help St. Louis children with physical and developmental disabilities. Their annual fundraising week for 2014 begins April 26 with a fashion show at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, and continues with various events before culminating with Connick Jr's, show at the Peabody. Variety officials say the entire cost of the concert and dinner will be underwritten by World Wide Technology and the Steward Family Foundation, so that all the money raised will go to the charity's young beneficiaries.

Tickets for Harry Connick Jr. at Variety's "Dinner With The Stars" are $95 each for seats on the mezzanine level, and will go on sale at noon this Friday, March 7 via Ticketmaster.

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