Stormy Sacks, a Grammy-nominated musical composer, director and teacher at Hollywood High, announced he will be producing a fundraiser called “HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD… HIGH!” at the El Capitan Theatre on Jan. 10, 2013.
Sacks is hoping to raise $100,000 with the help of Carol Burnett and some of the biggest stars and celebrities that have attended Hollywood High, as well as the performing arts magnet students. The reason for holding this fundraiser is to earn money for the fall and spring productions, since there will be no other funding from the school this year.
The fundraiser will honor Burnett, an award-winning student who graduated from Hollywood High in 1951 and served as editor of the school newspaper. During this event, Burnett will be awarded the Carol Burnett Honor of Distinction.
In addition to being a well-known actress, Burnett is also a bestselling author, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her most recognized role is being the host of The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 years and received 25 Emmy Awards.