The 6th Annual House of Hope Talent show was held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, with a tremendously talented line up that was difficult to judge, and raised more donations for House of Hope than any other year.
Noel was the first place winner, performing “The Tempest” on the grand piano to an audience stunned by his beautiful talent.
Clean and sober today today, Noel grew up in a musical family and today says, “Every time I ask God to direct my thinking, my life gets better.”
Kristin and Natalie tied for second place – Kristin with a stand up comedy performance, and Natalie with an original dance and music composition, Invisible Man.
Second place winner Kristin performs stand up comedy.
Second place winner Natalie performs original song and dance, “Invisible Man.”
Viva and the Taylor D Band tied for third place – Viva with a solo vocal performance, and the Taylor D performed an original song, “Not Today.”
Third place winner Viva performs solo vocalist.
Third place winner Taylor D. performs original song, “Not Today.”
Judges Larcine G., Dave B., and Chris R.
Judges Chris R., Dave B., and Larcine G. evaluated each performance “American Idol” style, giving heartfelt words of support as well as fun and playful and sometimes serious commentary about living and performing a sober life.
Emcees Mary McK. and Johnny B.
Mary McK. and Johnny B. emceed the night, introducing each act and acknowledging the many, many staff, volunteers and sponsors who made the night possible.
Hosted by The McMillen Foundation & Todd Pipe and held at the James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance, CA, the 6th Annual Talent Show raised the most substantial amount of donations this year, far exceeding previous years success. “House of Hope extends our heartfelt gratitude to ALL of the very special individual donors whose generosity makes it possible for us to help our women regain their lives, their spirit, and their purpose in life,” said House of Hope Board of Regent and Talent Show Chairman Ed Storti.
(left to right) House of Hope Executive Director Bobbi Tschirgi, Talent Show Chair Ed Storti, and House of Hope Office Administrator Maricela Villalobos-Gray.
Added Executive Director Bobbi Tschirgi, “We are so fortunate to have such a large “village” that our tickets were sold out weeks in advance. Please know how much we appreciate each and every one of you and how vital your support is to our program. You make a difference!”
In addition to hosting sponsor The McMillan Foundation & Todd Pipe, numerous other sponsors financially supported the event, including Our Friends in Texas, Serenity Lodge, Clear Recovery Center, Crail-Johnson Foundation, North Bound Treatment, Anonymous Donor, Ventura Recovery, Evoke Therapy Programs, Destinations for Teens, Johnny B. & Mary McB., Robert & Pam B., Thermal Club, Malibu Beach Sober Living, Peter K., Lori & Tom H., Brian H. & Marianne C., David B., JoAnne S., and Zoanne & Dave C.