A Raven Performing Arts Theater fundraiser

SAT NOV 4 7:30PM

Preview Performance Thu Nov 2 7:30PM

Ted Williams, Master of Ceremonies
Directed by Vera Harvey
Produced by Vera Harvey & Susan Degive

Nov 4 Reserved Seating: $35 / $45 (front-center)
Nov 2 General Seating: $20 /$10 for youth 18 & under



Your donation:
• Counts as Votes for your Dance Team

Each dollar counts as one vote, i.e. $100 = 100 votes. 40% of the team’s final score is based on votes.
• AND supports our local community.
Vote online to support fire victims, or use the vote form to specify the recipient of your donation.

The Raven is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts center, FEIN 68-0470571. Donations are tax-deductable.

As of 10/13, 100% of all online vote/donation dollars will be collected by the Raven
and given to the Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund for Sonoma County
on behalf of you (the donor) and the dance team you vote for.

Or print the Voting Donation Form


The 2017 Dance Teams:

STAR: James Brandt
PRO: Jenifer Goss

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STAR: Vesta Copestakes
PRO: Rod Rehe

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STAR: Marsha Croft
PRO: Rafael Candelas

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STAR: Gina Downes
PRO: Dennis Goss

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STAR: Rachel Droesch
PRO: Larry Richardson

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STAR: Kerith Kirkwood
PRO: Cory Manos

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STAR: Lake Kowell
PRO: Tony Gutsch

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STAR: Bob Pennypacker
PRO: Zoe Richardson

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STAR: Carol York
PRO: Mark Novak

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Judging, Voting, and Trophys:

Each dollar you donate is a vote for your favorite team. $1 = 1 Vote,$10 = 10 Votes, $100 = 100 Votes. No limit to the number of your votes. All $$ donated benefit the Raven, a non-profit (donations are tax-deductible).

On Saturday night, we tally judges scores and total the dollar votes. We’ll award the "Judges’ Choice" award, the "Popular Vote" award (highest $ vote-getter), the "Most Creative" award (decided by our judges), and the "Grand Prize Winner -Mirror Ball," the most coveted prize in all of Sonoma County! The grand winners are determined by adding the judges’ scores to your $ votes. The names of our winners which will be inscribed on our perpetual Mirror Ball Trophy on display in our lobby all year long.


Producer and Director: Vera Harvey

In her seventh year as producer and director for Dancing with the Stars at the Raven, Vera is very excited about this year's show. "It promises to be amazing!" Our dance teams have practiced hard to put on a great show and she hopes you enjoy it. Dancing since she was 7, she continues to learn… Samba and Argentine tango are next! This year found her tapping and singing in Raven's Anything Goes. Previous shows include Raven's Hello Dolly, San Diego CCT's Oklahoma (clogger) and Sonoma's fundraiser Dancing with Our Stars as a pro.

During breaks from producing and directing, she choreographs, teaches, and performs on several different dance teams. Now happily retired from "work" for the second time, she considers herself more alive than ever through her love of dance and the wonderful people she meets on the dance floor. If you are not a dancer, she encourages you to try a dance class. Remember, life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Master of Ceremonies: Ted Williams

Ted Williams has a familiar face and voice, having played roles in movies, TV, and on stage for more than 30 years. He also has hosted many radio shows in California and beyond. Ted started his career as a touring stage actor. A part as a DJ led him to radio, then TV news anchor and commercials. In 1988, Ted helped develop a new radio format called K-LOVE that went on the air in Santa Rosa. He continued radio, TV and film parts, appearing in Hart to Hart, Nowhere to Run, A Walk in the Clouds and many more.

After the events of 9/11, Ted trained in emergency preparedness. He changed careers and became a paramedic on an ambulance and in emergency rooms.

Now Ted has come full circle; he's back at KZST 100.1 FM in Sonoma County as the News and Public Affairs Director. He also owns a CPR/first aid training company, Rescue Ready.


Co-Producer: Susan Degive

Dancing with the Stars — History
2016 Winners and Teams
2015 Winners and Teams
2014 Winners and Teams
2013 Winners and Teams
2012 Winners and Teams
2011 Winners and Teams