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Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the season. The 2015 Annual Gala, An Evening Live at The Sands, was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota and featured a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, live music and dancing. The event was chaired by Debbie Haspel, Jennifer Rust, Jenifer Schembri and Janet Walter and was hosted by Asolo Rep guest artist Matt Faucher. The evening’s entertainment featured Vegas’ Rat Pack Tribute Show starring “Frank,” “Dean” and “Sammy” with headliner Mark Verabian and his 6-piece orchestra. Surprise entertainment featured music legend Steve Dorff and Grammy®-nominated and multi-platinum selling entertainer Deborah Cox, who will star in the theatre’s spring 2016 world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Josephine.
All proceeds from the Gala benefited Asolo Rep’s entire 2014-15 season and their award-winning Education & Outreach programs, which help students develop an appreciation for the arts while gaining empathy and insight into the lives of others through experiencing, discussing and creating live theatre.
We thank all those who contributed to the success of this year’s event. We hope to see you at the theatre soon.
SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: March 5, 2016
For more information on the Annual Gala, please contact Laura Stuart Wood, Special Events Manager, at 941-351-9010 ext. 4712 or Laura_Wood@asolo.org.
Asolo Rep thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2015 Annual Gala.
Tom and Ann Charters/Bill and Margaret Wise
John and Chris Currie/Carolyn Keystone and Jim Meekison
Herman and Sharon Frankel/Warren and Margot Coville
Larry and Debbie Haspel
Ron and Rita Greenbaum
Bender, Bender & Chandler P.A.
Ellen Berman, Flora Major and Flori Roberts
Blalock Walters, P.A./Janet and Steve Walters
Ashley Kozel/ Jill and Scott Ramsey
India Benton Lesser Foundation, Bruce and India Lesser
Wanda Rayle-Libby and Harold Libby
Sean and Melanie Natarajan
Cindy and Tom Stuhley
Williams Parker, Attorneys at Law
PADDLE RAISE FOR EDUCATION
A special thank you to the following individuals for their generous pledges to match the first $22,000 in contributions to the Gala Paddle Raise
Chuck and Margie Barancik
Warren and Margot Coville
Ronald Taub and Marcia Jean Taub
ULTRA-LUXURY CAR SPONSOR
GALA AFTER-PARTY SPONSORS
Peggy Abt, Scott Anderson, Christa Andrews, Beverly Bartner, Sharon Black-Floyd, Kimberly Bleach, Ann Charters, Christopher Cogan, Susan Dabney, Adam DeClerico, Wendy Feinstein, Douglas Grosso, Carolyn Keystone, Deb Knowles, Melvy Lewis, Cheryl MacLauchlan, Frank Maggio, Elizabeth Moore, Melanie Natarajan, Carol Phillips, Glo Reber, Nikki Sedacca, Stephanie Shaw, Marcia Jean Taub, Nikki Taylor, Jane Thompson, Anna Turner, Ashley Kate Winter, Mary Lou Winnick, Margaret Wise, Judy Zuckerberg
Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards – Managing Director Linda DiGabriele
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