The Cast of The O.C. Stars in the "Biggest Show" with Young Storytellers at the Esquire House LA, a Benefit for the Young Storytellers Program - Fun, Laughs, and Goodie Bags!

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The cast of the O.C., including Rachel Bilson, Kelly Rowan, Tate Donavan, Adam Brody, Melinda Clarke attended the Biggest Show in support of The Young Storytellers Foundation, a mentoring program that promotes literacy and celebrates creativity through the art of storytelling . This year’s Biggest Show brought together the cast of The O.C. and other stars such as Jason Ritter and Zachary Levi to perform plays written by children being mentored through the program. The actors brought the plays to life providing lots of laughs for the audience.

The benefit, sponsored by Youth Inc. was held on October 17, 2004 at the Esquire House LA. The event raised over $110,000 and hosted celebrities such as Anthony LaPaglia, Jennifer Grant, Emily Proctor and others, plus over 300 people in support of the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Before the show started, guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and wine while touring the Esquire House LA, a house designed by award winning architect Richard Landry and decorated by 17 different top design firms from New York and Los Angeles who partnered with names such as Hugo Boss, Equinox, HBO Films, Burberry, Espasso, MGM Mirage Resorts, General Electric, Montblanc, Bulgari, Chrysler, La–Z-Boy, Calvin Klein Home, Hermes, Armani Casa, Louis Vuitton, and Mirage Speakers.

The Esquire House LA also partnered with Luxe M|G Inc. to produce luxury goodie bags to honor the children currently participating in the Young Storytellers Program and to thank the celebrities for their support.

The “Luxe Party Bags” contained the following goodies:

• The new Cranium Turbo Edition, http://www.cranium.com
• Fun grip pencil set from Faber Castell, http://www.faber-castell.us/
• A vintage style handbag by FILA, http://www.fila.com
• Advanced shaving, grooming & skincare products by Menscience, http://www.menscience.com
• Moschino Couture for Women http://www.moschino.com
• jewelry from the Modern “V” Collection by Perla Jewels, http://www.perlajewels.com
• New Cola Candy and Barnyard Babies Pez dispensers, http://www.pez.com
• Soy Candles and a Spungi eyebag from Sunlight Spa, http://www.sunlightspa.com

The kids were also treated to:

• Cranium Cadoo

• Fun grip pencil set from Faber Castell

• Foohy products from Sanford

• Alphabet bead kits from BeadBee.com

• Bublicious, Hawaiian Punch, Swedish Fish candies from Cadbury Adams

• Jelly Flyers from Noodlehead Fun

• Anaheim Angels baseball caps and pins

• a copy of Children of the Lamp from Scholastic

• Stickers, cards and other fun stuff from Harper Collins

The Young Storytellers Program hopes to expand to cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago and other major U.S. cities.

For more information about products, please visit aforementioned websites or contact Luxe M|G Inc. at (206) 733-8200.

For more information about the Esquire House LA, please visit http://www.esquirehousela.com

For more information about the Young Storytellers Program, please visit http://www.youngstorytellers.com

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