FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE FOUNDER
After much deliberation and prayer, I have decided that the 38th annual show will be the farewell show. I am deeply grateful for all the volunteers, performers, family members, Rockhurst High School and especially all of our patrons for making this such a great ride!
Our mission has always been four fold. The first part was to gather friends and family together to enjoy fun, food and fellowship with one another. Second was to increase the awareness of the charities the Viviano Variety Show has supported over the years. Third was to raise dollars so these agencies could continue their charitable work. Perhaps most importantly, the last purpose was to motivate everyone in the theatre to reach out and do something to help others - all in the name of Jesus Christ. We have truly accomplished this, but the mission to reach out and help our fellow neighbors should not end here. I pray that all of you, in your own way, continue to give of your time, talent and treasures to honor Our Lord and assist others in need. That is what we are called to do.
It has been a great 38 year ride. Let this be a new beginning of giving to others.
God bless you.
Founder of the Viviano Variety Show
HISTORY OF THE SHOW
& HOW WE CAME TO BE
What started out as a Christmas party in a north Johnson County duplex has now become one of the most popular annual events in Kansas City. To those who might be interested in coming to the show for the first time, we warmly welcome you. To those who have attended multiple times, we truly appreciate all of your dedication to help those in need in our community. We are grateful to the hundreds of performers, volunteers, ushers, servers, kitchen workers, set up and clean up crew, and all those who have given of their time to make this event possible year after year. Team work really makes a dream work. The Viviano Variety Show, in its 38 years, has raised over 2.5 MILLION dollars for Kansas City charities. The Viviano brothers never imagined that a small gathering of fun centered around giving back would grow into an annual tradition for so many giving, loving people in our community. The last chapter was written on November 19th, 2022.