Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are reuniting once again and for a good cause. The stars of the 1993 Halloween film Hocus Pocus are hosting a virtual event titled “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover” on Oct. 30.
Due to the pandemic, the virtual festivities are replacing Midler’s annual star-studded “Hulaween” costume gala. Similar to previous years, the event will benefit the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) with all proceeds going to the organization’s “critical work in the environmental and social justice space,” per the official press release.
The pandemic has prevented fans from reuniting this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean the show can’t go on –virtually. The presentation is being marketed as a one-hour virtual event, in place of the annual in-person Hulaween events that Bette Midler is accustomed to hosting.
Every year, the New York social calendar in October culminates with Midler’s annual ‘Hulaween’ costume gala, a star-studded fundraiser to benefit NYRP,” a statement said. “This year, due to COVID-19, the event will go virtual, welcoming fans of all ages around the world to attend.”
The night will be called “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” and is promised to be one of the “hottest pandemic-safe Halloween events of the year.”
In 2016, Midler told TODAY, “I’m flawless in that movie.” And last year, for the film’s 25th anniversary, Parker told Entertainment Weekly, “I don’t think any of us who were making it at the time thought ‘Hocus Pocus’ would have such a long life. People tell me all the time they grew up watching it, and that they still watch it. I think it’s wonderful.”
Outside of the main event, Halloween lovers will also be able to attend the Sanderson Sisters Charm School virtually and buy limited-edition merchandise