Saturday night APRIL 1, 2017 – yes April Fools’ Day night! That’s when the pink palace doors of WILLIS WONDERLAND flew open as LILY TOMLIN and LAMONT DOZIER joined me in hosting the 25th Anniversary fundraiser PARTY for MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT!

Over 200 Detroiters living in Los Angeles plus some special visitors from Detroit celebrated their Motor City pedigree not to mention Mosaic’s. If you don’t know about Mosaic, the internationally acclaimed youth program provides professional acting, vocal music training, and performance opportunities to the most talented kids from more than 50 Detroit schools who attend everyday after school and on weekends. In 2016 alone, the kids performed at the Apollo and Carnegie Hall, one former student joined the Broadway cast of The Color Purple, and this summer a night at the Public Theater in New York is devoted to them.

There was:

Lots of soul food!

Lots of candy!

Lots of eyeball-popping pop culture, featuring massive amounts from Detroit!

Lots of singing!

Lots of prizes, featuring precious D memorabilia!

And of course, LOTS of Detroiters!