It's Monday night and performer Mark Shunock is where he comes alive — on stage.

"Hello, Mondays Dark!" he calls out to the audience of about 400 people. They cheer. "We have an amazing line up of talent that have given their time to be here tonight."

This is not your typical Las Vegas show. The audience is nearly all local and the proceeds from the night of entertainment go to Vegas area charities.

"Every other Monday, we partner with a different local charity. This December we will hit our 100th charity that we've partnered with and in 90 minutes we raise 10,000 bucks for that organization," Shunock said.

He started the variety show, Mondays Dark, almost six years ago with his wife, Cheryl Daro, also a performer. They'd just moved to the city from Los Angeles. He was starring as Lonny in the '80s revival musical Rock of Ages. He and Daro were searching for community.

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