For Our Children: The Concert features family-favorite celebrities and benefits the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, co-founded by Elisabeth Glaser (see next page).
A colorfully dressed Paula Abdul, surrounded by equally colorful and energetic kid dancers, opens the show with her rendition of the classic children's tune "Zippity Do Dah."
Highlights of the show include performers singing modern versions of kids' tunes.
The show is co-hosted by Mayim Bialik ("Blossom"), Baby Sinclair ("Dinosaurs"), Kadeem Hardison ("A Different World"), Neil Patrick Harris ("Doogie Howser, M.D."), Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ("Full House") and Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210"). Priestley gets a lot of squealing appreciation.
Performers include Michael Bolton, Ted Danson, Celine Dion, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Gerardo, Woody Harrelson, Kriss Kross, Patti LaBelle, Bobby McFerrin, Randy Newman, The Party (even more squeals), Salt-N-Pepa and Shanice.
While there's a lot of engaging and entertaining fun, there are some somber moments of talk reminding audience members why they're there.
"For Our Children: The Concert" airs Tuesday 6-8 and 8-10 p.m. Disney Channel. For ages 4 and up.
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