In Real Life to Headline Starlight’s Dream Halloween

Temecula Road, Alexander Jean and Le Petit Cirque to Perform at Iconic Costume Party

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Starlight Children’s Foundation announces today, In Real Life, winners of ABC’s hit reality series Boy Band, as the headline performer for the charity’s popular annual Dream Halloween event on October 21, 2017. Starlight, a leading nonprofit organization for 35 years, is hosting their signature event, Dream Halloween with support from Presenting Sponsor Michaels and Aaron Brothers at The MacArthur in Los Angeles. Since 1992, Dream Halloween has raised millions of dollars and brought together celebrities, philanthropic individuals and socially responsible companies to entertain and delight children affected by serious illnesses while raising awareness for their charitable programs and services.

In addition to Hollywood Records’ In Real Life, Buena Vista Records’ country trio Temecula Road will perform on the main stage at Dream Halloween, as will Alexander Jean, featuring duo Mark Ballas and BC Jean, and all-kid production company Le Petit Cirque. In addition to the performances, Starlight is deploying their star-studded Dream Halloween host committee to spread the word about the significant impact Starlight Children’s Foundation can make with support of their annual event. 2017’s host committee roster boasts names such as Deborah Cox, Abby Donnelly, Tiffany Espensen, Alyson Hannigan, Rob Megennis, Brendan Meyer, Catia Ojeda, Olivia Sanabia, Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter.

Dream Halloween guests will be invited to explore two floors of spook-takular activities throughout the extravaganza. Live performances will be held on the main stage alongside games, arts and crafts, complimentary food and beverages, toy giveaways and unique surprises. Starlight VR, a groundbreaking new program that will entertain, educate and inspire hospitalized children across the US, will also be available for live demos.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring smiles to kids and families by making Dream Halloween a fantastic night to remember,” said Chris Helfrich, CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “Thanks to our line-up of world-class performers and the generous support of our event sponsors, this fun-filled event will give children and families the chance to experience Starlight’s programs first-hand and celebrate the magic of Halloween.”

For every ticket purchased or sponsorship sold, Starlight provides complimentary tickets to hospitalized kids and their families in the LA-area so they can enjoy the wonder and joy of Halloween alongside their favorite celebrities in a safe place.

Michaels and Aaron Brothers are Starlight Children’s Foundation’s longtime partners and Presenting Sponsors for Dream Halloween. Additional lead event sponsors include The Walt Disney Company, Star Wars: Force for Change and Nintendo, along with Ole Henriksen and GLAMSQUAD. Chaya, Drago Centro, Red O, KIND, Milk & Honey Hollywood, Panda Express, Vinny’s Pizza and Zevia are food and beverage sponsors.

For more information on Dream Halloween, including sponsorships, ticket packages or to purchase individual tickets, please visit


Media Contacts:

Lauren Kenyon, APA PR for Starlight Children’s Foundation: [email protected], 424.285.2666
Chris de Haan, Starlight Children’s Foundation: [email protected], 213.309.1867

Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families. For 35 years, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 60 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. With your help, more kids and their families will enjoy Starlight Gowns, Starlight Fun Centers and other Starlight programs at a children’s hospital or facility near you. Support Starlight’s work by visiting and by following Starlight on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A Fortune 500® Company, The Michaels Companies, Inc. is North America’s largest specialty provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for the Maker and do-it-yourself home decorator. As of July 29, 2017, the Company owned and operated 1,366 stores in 49 states and Canada under the brands Michaels, Aaron Brothers, and Pat Catan’s. The Michaels Companies, Inc., also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of high quality custom and specialty framing merchandise, and Darice, a premier wholesale distributor in the craft, gift and decor industry. The Michaels Companies, Inc. produces a number of private brands including Recollections®, Studio Decor®, Bead Landing®, Creatology®, Ashland®, Celebrate It®, ArtMinds®, Artist’s Loft®, Craft Smart®, Loops & Threads®, Make Market®, Foamies®, LockerLookz®, Imagin8®, and Sticky Sticks®. Learn more about Michaels at

In Real Life signed to Hollywood Records after being voted together by America on ABC’s hit show Boy Band. They released their debut single and video, “Eyes Closed,” and have amassed millions of streams and video views.  “Eyes Closed” was written by Justin Tranter who has penned massive hits for Julia Michaels, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, DNCE and countless others.  In Real Life performed “Eyes Closed” on the finale of Boy Band and premiered their video in Times Square surrounded by thousands of fans.

Indie duo, Alexander Jean, featuring BC Jean and Mark Ballas, are creating the freshest, most honest, heartfelt music of their careers. The duo first met in 2012 at a Los Angeles singersongwriter showcase, and then married in 2016. Their debut EP titled “Head High,” debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart, and then rose to #1 again for a second time. Their power-pop ballad and debut single “Roses and Violets,” also hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #6 on the iTunes overall chart; reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart. The song had over 3 million Spotify plays and reached Top 10 in 7 countries around the globe. Their single “Thief,” hit #5 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Responding to public demand for a follow up, Alexander Jean released their second EP, “High Enough,” on June 26th of this year which instantly rose to the #1 spot on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #40 on the iTunes Global Album Chart, with Alexander Jean capturing the iTunes #1 Trending Artist spot. Earlier this year, Alexander Jean was listed in Billboard Magazine’s “DeLeon 100,” a list of Top 100 Trailblazers who display determination to bring their expertise to #thenextlevel. The duo was also named “KIIS FM Next Up Artist of the Week.”

Called out by The Huffington Post as one of the top country artists to watch and named after the town they grew up in, Temecula Road (comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Salute and longtime friend Dawson Anderson) are known for their trademark harmonies and their covers which have earned praise from Carrie Underwood and Brett Eldredge. Their first two singles “What If I Kissed You” and “Hoping” each have over 1MM streams on Spotify and the trio just released their latest single “Everything Without You.” Earlier this year, the band was named one of Radio Disney’s NEXT BIG THING artists and were nominated in the “The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist” category at this year’s Radio Disney Music Awards, alongside Lauren Alaina, Maren Morris and Old Dominion.  On the touring side, Temecula Road have opened for Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Jesse James Decker, Eli Young Band, Love and Theft. In 2018, Temecula Road will be opening for Sara Evans and will perform at the Stagecoach Music Festival.

Child prodigies, Guinness book of World Records and world champion kids all assembled together, in one cirque-style show! The award-winning Le PeTiT CiRqUe® is one of the most unique, innovative and inspirational shows available in North America. It is the only all-kid humanitarian cirque company in the world, comprised of eye-popping, pro-level children aged 5-16. Together these world class aerial/circus arts child prodigies in dance, music, karate and singing have mesmerized numerous audiences worldwide due to their impressive and empowering message, talent, skill level and young age.

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