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Horton Grand Theatre

444 Fourth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

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A philanthropic theatrical show in support of Empty Cradle, a non-profit dedicated to providing pregnancy and infant loss support.

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An Evening for Life

In benefit of Empty Cradle

The death of a baby is one of life’s most devastating experiences. It leaves parents feeling shocked, disorientated and heartbroken, with debilitating grief and a profound sense of isolation. On June 27, 2018 Missy and her husband Julien held their beautiful daughter James for the first and last time. Sweet baby James had several heart defects in addition to Miller Dieker Syndrome, an extremely rare disorder that causes fatal seizures in infants. Her heart stopped in utero, and she was delivered two days later. In honor of James and all babies gone too soon, we present to you An Evening for Life.

About the Event

An Evening for Life is a philanthropic, breathtaking theatrical show in support of Empty Cradle, a Southern California non-profit dedicated to providing pregnancy and infant loss support, education, and remembrance. Cirque du Soleil performers and San Diego’s finest singers and dancers have donated their talent and time to take us on a journey through grief and healing. This powerful spectacle will showcase love and loss and all it encompasses.

About Empty Cradle

Empty Cradle is a non-profit organization serving San Diego and Riverside County area parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, TFMR, or SIDS. Volunteer parents have offered emotional support, friendship, and community education since the group was organized in 1982. Empty Cradle offers support through multiple monthly meetings, telephone support, a lending library, memory box programs for local hospitals, and In-Service meetings for the healthcare community. By reaching out to others they achieve their stated goal: To comfort the grief of an aching heart and ease the pain of an empty cradle.


About the Venue, Directors

This incredible show will take place on June 24, 2019 at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego, under the direction of Missy Schaaf and Natalie Walstead. After performing in several production shows in Las Vegas, they went on to choreograph and perform in Masters of Illusions in China. An Evening for Life takes place on the one year anniversary of when Missy and Julien said goodbye to James.

Show Details

Monday June 24th, Horton Grand Theatre, San Diego

6pm: Silent auction, refreshments, candle alter

7pm: Show


If you can't make it to the show but still want to get involved, you can donate here:


Your generous donation helps to cover production costs, so we can donate ALL ticket sales directly to Empty Cradle. These costs include but are not limited to: theatre rental, lighting, sound, rigging, etc. By supporting our fundraising initiatives, you are helping to bring awareness and support to grieving families. To all mothers who have experienced this pain, we FEEL you, we SEE you.

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444 Fourth Avenue

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