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This November, over 850 attendees joined in a delightful evening of singing, dancing, comedy, and so much more. The 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show raised $55,000 to support the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.

Jerry Viviano (far left) presents a check of $55,000 to Lauren Solidum (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ CEO, center) and Archbishop Naumann (right)

Kansas City’s Warmest Holiday Tradition

This year’s Viviano Variety Show was a huge milestone—during the finale, Jerry Viviano announced that the Viviano Variety Show has raised over $2 million for local Kansas City charities in the past 35 years.

Jerry Viviano presenting at the 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show
Host Jerry Viviano presenting the 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show

The Viviano brothers never imagined that a small gathering of fun centered around giving back would grow into an annual tradition for so many giving, loving people in our community.

This year’s sold-out show provided an amazing, family-friendly spectacle featuring local talent. Attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Cinzetti’s Italian Restaurant before taking their seats at Rockhurst Rose Theater.

Musical performances included music by the Boulevard Band, Bishop Miege High School Choir, Frank Cherrito, Tony Viviano, 4’s Company, Trevor Burgess, Joseph Vincelli, Jeff Bergen, Frank Viviano, Don Miller, Robin Christie, and the Motown Review.

The audience was also treated to producer Dan Carney’s comedy, a dancing performance by Miller Marley Entertainers, and entertainment by Master Juggler/Accordion duo Greg Owsley and Andrew Wilson.

Joseph Vincelli playing saxophone
Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Artist Joseph Vincelli
Elvis
The audience enjoyed several Elvis songs by tribute artist Jeff Bergen
Over 850 attendees supported the 35th Annual Viviano Variety Show
The Miller Marley Entertainers performing a holiday-themed dance
The women’s barbershop quartet “4s Company” has been performing with the Viviano Variety Show for over 22 years
Attendees enjoyed a meal before the show while learning about Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ many programs

This year’s event once again benefitted Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. As a ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Catholic Charities dispenses love and hope to neighbors in need. Each day, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas touches people’s lives more than 1,400 times through over 20 specialized programs.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas extends a warm thank you to the Viviano family and all of the performers and volunteers who made this show a huge success. Through their support and through the generosity of those who purchased tickets and made donations, we are able to provide more services to our brothers and sisters in need throughout Kansas City and our entire 21-county service area.

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