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Annual Gala

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 – 6PM

THE RITZ- CARLTON SARASOTA
 

CHAIRS

Mary Braxton-Joseph, Tammy Karp, Donna Koffman and Elisabeth Waters


Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Annual Gala is the biggest fundraiser of the season, and it is our hope that you will join us for this spectacular evening!

 

The event will begin with a cocktail reception and auction, followed by a seated dinner, paddle raise, live music and dancing. This year’s theme celebrates Bollywood, the Indian film industry known for its melodramatic plots, colorful scenery, lively music, dance and romance. It’s one of the largest centers of film production in the world and is based in the vibrant city of Mumbai. Our musical entertainment will feature a Bollywood-inspired show with dancers and performers, along with the Atlanta-based 5-piece Indian band Jashn. Jashn delivers Bollywood classics while showcasing an ancient form of Indian classical music, as well as Garba entertainment touched with modern flavor. This year's guest artists include Shivali Bhammer and Navin Kundra. Shivali is the UK's biggest devotional singer, and the only one to have been signed by major record label Sony Music in 2009. Navin is an award-winning artist, with music that combines Eastern and Western influences together with a contemporary and edgy sound that is uniquely and commercially progressive. He recently starred in a supporting role for a new Bollywood Action Feature Film, “COBRA.”  

 

All Gala proceeds will support the artists in Asolo Rep’s 2019/20 season and our award-winning Education & Engagement 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.

 

View the Gala Invitation

 


TICKETS, TABLE SPONSORSHIPS & INFORMATION:

Contact Laura Stuart Wood, Special Events Manager, at 941-351-9010 ext. 4712 or [email protected]

 

Sponsorship Packet

 

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GALA AFTER PARTY

Late night party immediately following the Gala at Lemon Tree Kitchen in downtown Sarasota. Party includes complimentary specialty drink, discounted cash bar, light bites, DJ and entertainment.

Buy After Party Tickets


 

GALA RAFFLE

1 for $100 │ 3 for $250

Enter to win one of two items!

  • White Gold Diamond Watch - Women’s Concord Veneto 18k White Gold Quartz Watch. More details below.
  • A Night at Tandoor - Private, unique dinner for 8 people at Tandoor, including wine and non-alcoholic beverages. More details below.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase before and during the Gala. Winners and prizes will be selected at random on the evening of the Gala, March 7, 2020.

Purchase a raffle ticket online or text asolo2020 to 52182.

 

Buy Raffle Tickets

 

 

Raffle Details

1.  WHITE GOLD DIAMOND WATCH

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Thayer Jewelers and Mollie Holland offer a beautiful women’s Concord Veneto 18k White Gold Quartz Watch, 61-25-665. The watch features a Diamond Bezel and Diamond Mother of Pearl Dial.

 

PRE-OWNED VALUE:    $4,500

DONATED BY: Thayers Jewelers and Mollie Holland

 


2.  A NIGHT AT TANDOOR

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Tandoor Indian Restaurant has been offering authentic Indian food to the Sarasota community since 2001. Owners Poonam Maini and Milan S. Maini will host a private, unique dinner for 8 people at Tandoor, including wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

                        

ESTIMATED VALUE:    $1,000 

DONATED BY: Poonam Maini, Milan S. Maini and

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GALA SPONSORS


PLATINUM

Gary and Elizabeth Butler

 

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GOLD

Tom and Ann Charters/Margaret Wise

Larry and Debbie Haspel

Stanley B. Kane

Bud and Betty Shapiro

Elisabeth Waters

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SILVER

Herman and Sharon Frankel

Rita and Ron Greenbaum

Pamela Hughes, Hughes Design Associates/Deborah and Walton Beacham

Gary E. Kirschner and Rita J. Thibault, BDG Architects

John and Elenor Maxheim

 

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BRONZE

The Bollywood Film Appreciation Society of Sarasota, in memory of Chuck and Margie Barancik

Terry Brackett

Ambassador James Joseph and Mary Braxton-Joseph

Arthur S. Karp Family Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Ronald Kendall

Carolyn Keystone and Jim Meekison

Donna and David Koffman

Ron and Geri Yonover

 

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MEDIA

 

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LIVE AUCTION

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PRE-PARTY & RAFFLE

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AFTER PARTY

 

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GALA COMMITTEE

  • Nancy Blackburn
  • Nancy Boxill-Thompson
  • Terry Brackett
  • Ann Charters
  • BJ Creighton
  • Wendy Feinstein
  • Mollie Holland
  • Jason Hughes
  • Charlie Huisking
  • Sheena Maini
  • Flora Major
  • Enid Marshall
  • Shari Phillips
  • Jules Price
  • Nikki Sedacca
  • Michelle Senglaub
  • Chet Thompson
  • Margaret Wise

GALA ARCHIVES