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Annual Gala

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 – 5PM

NATHAN BENDERSON PARK

CHAIRS

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

 

Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Annual Gala returns with an all-new socially distanced format, and it is our hope that you will join us for this spectacular evening!

 

The event will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a drive-in “movie” featuring Asolo Rep’s greatest moments, followed by a seated dinner, paddle raise, performance, live music and dancing – all from the safety and comfort of your own drive-in lot! This year’s theme celebrates the 1950s Sock Hop – a lively, informal dance event popular among teenagers during that time. It featured novelty dances and vinyl records playing early rock and roll music. Sock hops bring back an irreplaceable, mid-century nostalgia. Musical entertainment will be announced soon.

 

All Gala proceeds will support the artists in Asolo Rep’s 2020/21 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.

 

Rain Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

 


TICKETS, TABLE SPONSORSHIPS AND INFORMATION:

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

 

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HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • This event will adhere to all COVID-19 health and safety event guidelines
  • Guests will be expected to follow all guidelines while attending the event
  • Check-in will take place from your vehicle
  • Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the drive-in field
  • All socially distanced drive-in lots are 20’ x 20’ with room for one car and a table. Tables can be customized for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 people, and guests will be spaced further apart than usual
  • All food and beverage will be served safely by the Michael's On East catering staff. A socially distanced cocktail party tent will also be voluntarily available.
  • Masks should be worn when not actively eating or drinking/when proper distancing is not possible
  • Open-air golf carts will transfer guests to the restroom facilities
  • We will offer different levels of distanced interaction and entertainment, so all guests are comfortable and safe

 

COVID Notice: Although efforts have been made to reduce or eliminate contact within the event, these efforts and social distancing may not prevent virus spread. By attending, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive all claims against Asolo Repertory Theatre for any illness or infections that may arise as a result of attendance at the event.

 

 

Gala Committee

  • Nancy Boxill-Thompson
  • Terry Brackett
  • Ann Charters
  • BJ Creighton
  • Carole Crosby
  • Wendy Feinstein
  • Kathleen France
  • Charlie Huisking
  • Flora Major
  • Enid Marshall
  • Jules Price
  • Chet Thompson
  • Mary Lou Winnick
  • Margaret Wise

GALA SPONSORS

Asolo Rep thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2021 Annual Gala.


LEAD

 

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GOLD

Gary and Elizabeth Butler

Tom and Ann Charters/Margaret Wise

Diane Taylor Foxman

Bud and Betty Shapiro

 

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SILVER

Terry Brackett

Donna and David Koffman

Sean and Melanie Natarajan

Elisabeth Waters

Geri and Ron Yonover


BRONZE

Ambassador James Joseph and Mary Braxton-Joseph

Arthur S. Karp Family Foundation, Inc.


MEDIA

 

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GALA ARCHIVES