CHRISTMAS IN JULY benefitting TOOLS FOR TOMORROW will be headlined by LINDSEY ALLEY. Lindsey has been performing in theatre, television and film since the age of six. In 1989, she was cast as a Mouseketeer on the Disney Channel’s ”Mickey Mouse Club,” performing alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, etc. She was one of only three cast members to appear in the pilot and all seven seasons of the show.
On Broadway, Lindsey covered the role of Older Helen in Hollywood Arms, and recently, she completed the Chicago engagement of First Wives Club. Regionally, Lindsey’s starring credits include: Freaky Friday, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde (LA Ovation Nomination), Let’s Misbehave, Having It All (LA Ovation Nomination) Shear Madness, How To Succeed…, I Love You, You’re Perfect…, Paper Moon, and many more.
Favorite film, TV and web credits include: “Jessica Jones,” “Liza on Demand,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Barb Jorgenson: Confidential”, “How I Met Your Mother,” “I Didn’t Do It,” ”Bedtime Stories,” “B.L. Stryker,” “Ernest Saves Christmas,” and her original, hit web series, ”On the Patio” at onthepatiotv.com.
“There are very few entertainers who are able to truly connect with people the way Lindsey does. Not only does she win audiences over with her endless charm, her beautiful voice, and her bawdy sense of humor, but she has a way of touching them in completely unexpected ways. She’s a totally unique talent in a world that needs more of them.”
– Randle Roper, CEO, VACAYA
John William Kavanaugh is an American composer, lyricist and musical director who is currently serving as songwriter for Disney Television Animation. He is the recipient of 7 Emmy nominations and was awarded the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Sofia The First Main Title theme song with co-lyricist Craig Gerber. While working on Sofia The First, John was tapped to write songs for Disney’s First Latina princess, the award-winning Elena of Avalor. John is now penning the songs and serving as music director on the series Alice’s Wonderland Bakery which premiered in February of 2022.
His songs can also be heard in several hit movies, including Disney’s Descendants 3 (My Once Upon a Time), Winnie The Pooh film Springtime with Roo and Nickelodeon’s Globehunters. He co-wrote the scores to Curious George Live for NBC Universal, Dreams are Universal for Universal Studios Japan, Flintstones: The Musical for Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as numerous songs for Sesame Street Live and Tokyo DisneySea. With lyricist Marcy Heisler, John wrote the song Joseph’s Lullaby for Michael Crawford which appears on his album On Eagle’s Wings.