Monday, December 7, 2015

Coming UP! Charitable Mondays Dark To Celebrate 2nd Anniversary On 12/14


A who’s-who of entertainers and personalities will join Mark Shunock, star of “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian Las Vegas and creator/producer of Mondays Dark, for the Mondays Dark two-year anniversary celebration taking place on Monday, Dec. 14 (doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.) at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Shunock announced the lineup today, which includes: John Katsilometes and Robin Leach from Greenspun Media Group; Impressionist Gordie Brown; Travis Cloer from “Jersey Boys;” Zowie Bowie’s Chris Phillips; “Diva’s Las Vegas” diva Andrew Ryan; REO Speedwagon guitar legend Dave Amato; “Raiding the Rock Vault” vocalists: Starship’s Stephanie Calvert and Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot frontman Paul Shortino; Josh Strickland from “Vegas! The Show;” Rockie Brown of The Rockie Brown Band; Burlesque superstars Lou Lou D’vil and The Baron; vocalist, producer and co-director of “ALICE,” Anne Martinez; Walt Disney Animation Studio’s James Mulligan; stand-up comedian, actor and television host Louie Anderson; Vegas entertainers Chadwick Johnson and Michelle Johnson; Broadway performer Ruby Lewis; the cast of Human Nature: Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen; and Cheryl Daro from “Rock of Ages.” The Mondays Dark band is lead by Kenny Davidsen, with vocalists Philip Drennen and Jassen Allen rounding out the cast.

"It's been an amazing year of events for Mondays Dark and I'm thrilled that my friends in the entertainment community here in Vegas continue to want to support me on this journey,” said Shunock. “I can't wait to celebrate what we have accomplished this past year and I promise this event will be well worth your twenty bucks. We have a couple surprises up our sleeves, too!"

Touted as the “philanthropic event of the year,” Mondays Dark will celebrate all 11-featured charities from 2015 and announce the 11-featured charities for 2016—bringing together 22 local charities under one roof. Shunock will assemble an all-star lineup (to be announced) for the anniversary celebration. Since its inception in 2013 Mondays Dark has raised nearly $250,000 for local Las Vegas charities.

Once a month from January to November, Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90-minutes of entertainment, song and a lot of laughs at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock. Each month, a different Las Vegas-based nonprofit is selected and 100 percent of all ticket and silent auction proceeds stay with that organization.  An average of $10,000 is raised each month.

The 2015 featured charities are: The Center; Blind Center of Nevada; Dress for Success Southern Nevada; Olive Crest; Keep Memory Alive; ORION Cancer Foundation; United Way of Southern Nevada; Three Square Food Bank; Las Vegas Labrador Rescue; Project 150 and Home Aid Southern Nevada.

Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $50 for VIP reserved seating (VIP includes entry to an after party at Vinyl.) To purchase tickets, visit www.mondaysdark.com.

Mondays Dark is sponsored, in part, by: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (including Vinyl Las Vegas and The Joint); LEO; Chapman Automotive Group; Greenspun Media Group; Gay.Vegas and Rock of Ages Las Vegas.

Stay in touch with #MondaysDark on social media via Facebook www.facebook.com/mondaysdark, and on Twitter@Mondays_Dark.

About Mark Shunock
A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Shunock is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League. After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages. He is currently starring in the smash hit “Rock of Ages” playing at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas He played Timon in “Disney’s The Lion King,” for which he earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  He is the creator/producer of Mondays Dark, a monthly variety show featuring Las Vegas Strip headliners and performers, with 100 percent of all ticket proceeds going to local charities. Twitter@MarkShunock; www.markshunock.com.

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