THE LIVE AUCTION
Your Night in the Spotlight
Lord or farmer? Lady or housemaid? What character will you play when you join the cast of Jane Austen’s EMMA this December? Costumes! Make-up! We'll make sure you look the part and then, with a little rehearsal, and the support of our fabulous TheatreWorks cast and crew, you will appear on stage in a live performance at the Lucie Stern Theatre. Your package includes 10 complimentary tickets to your performance, a pre- or post-show reception with up to 25 friends, a post-show toast with the cast, and an assigned photographer to record the festivities before and after the show. Don't let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by! Or grab it for the star-struck actor in your life.
Walk-on performers must be 15 years of age or older. Available dates are between December 11 and 26, 2015 and will be selected by mutual agreement between the winner and TheatreWorks.
Donated by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Artistic and Production Staff
Triple Fun for Everyone
If you love those easy-to-reach vacation escapes, this package is for you. THREE different vacation retreats are on auction as a single package. Use them yourself, or gather a group. You have 2 full years to take advantage of the fun.
Art galleries, historic sites, river rafting, wine tasting, shopping and destination restaurants await you! And of course, great theatre. Your newly decorated and freshly appointed condo is in a fabulous location, just a 10-minute walk to downtown. Stay up to 6 nights and discover the hidden treasures of Ashland. Includes: 4 theatre tickets good for any production(s) at the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, breakfast for 2 at Morning Glory Café, and a tour of the Harry and David kitchens in nearby Medford.
Sooo relaxing! Spend up to 6 nights at Rancho La Quinta Country Club retreat, just 20 minutes outside Palm Desert. Golf, eat, shop, play tennis, hike, or just kick back in your handsomely appointed 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo overlooking tennis courts and incredible mountain views. This escape includes a 1-hour lesson for up to 4 people with a Rancho La Quinta tennis pro and a golf foursome at the beautiful Shadow Ridge Golf Club.
It’s time for a change of pace! Spend 2 nights at The Standard, a retro-chic hotel in West Hollywood. Your stylish 500 sq ft room offers “modern-eclectic sensibilities and quintessential California cool.” Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before you head out to spend your $500 of fun money in WEHO or beyond. Check out the Pacific Design Center, with showrooms, a branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and 2 restaurants operated by Wolfgang Puck. A few blocks away is Beverly Center, with its luxury designer shops, or hop over to Rodeo Drive, less than 5 miles away.
Donated by Carolyn Schutz; Morning Glory Cafe; The Standard, Hollywood; Rancho La Quinta Countyry Club, Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Golf the Links in Maui
Enjoy an idyllic week’s vacation on the magical island of Maui. Stay in a completely remodeled 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo that sleeps 6. It has one of the best views in Wailea, with 180 degree vantage of the ocean including 3 islands, the West Maui Mountains, and the 15th fairway of the Wailea Old Blue golf course. Features include central air conditioning and sound system with speakers in every room including lanai, TV and wi fi throughout. Revel in your round of golf for 4 at the Wailea Blue course (rated among the best in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.) Also includes dinner for 4 at the popular Manoli’s Restaurant, 4 passes to the Maui Culture and Arts Center, and 4 tickets to check out the local theatre at Maui Onstage. Maui has everything you could want in a Hawaiian vacation!
Dates based on availability. Trip must be used by November 1, 2016.
Donated by Kathy Worley, Margaret Raffin, Wailea Golf Course, Manoli’s Restaurant, Maui Onstage, Maui Culture and Arts Center
Spruce Up for the Holidays
Start with 2 hours of design consultation with one of Harrell Remodeling's award-winning designers. They'll provide inspiration and ideas for energy efficiency and heightened functionality of your spaces, or simply help you put your kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar, or media theatre dreams on paper. With the holidays approaching, what better way to start the season than making a dent in your “honey-do” list! Need crown molding? Fresh weather stripping? Repair your gate? Paint your front door? Harrell Remodeling will provide 16 hours of “honey-do” repairs for these or any other nagging home maintenance chores. Put your feet up, enjoy a cup of Nespresso coffee on Harrell, and let them do what they do best—take care of your home! This package also include 8-hours of painting services, and a $300 certificate for hardware and lumber.
Donated by Harrell Remodeling, McDermaid Painting, Bruce Bauer Lumber
Festival of New Musicals
You and a guest will receive 2 industry-only passes to the 28th Annua National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival in New York City in October 2016. You’ll attend workshop presentations and mingle with many of the industry’s finest producers and theatre professionals. This exclusive forum for new musicals features some of the most promising new shows of the season. Among the many musicals launched by NAMT's annual festival are Thoroughly Modern Millie, Children of Eden, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Get the inside scoop over dinner with TheatreWorks Managing Director Phil Santora and Artistic Director Robert Kelley. Enjoy an invitation-only cocktail reception for the artists. Your trip includes a 2-night stay at the Marriott heart of the theatre district and passes to all performances, the Songwriter’s Showcase, and Meet the Writers reception.
October 2016 Festival dates have not yet been announced.
Donated by TheatreWorks
Andrew Lippa Writes YOUR Song
Composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa is a driving force in the Broadway musical theatre scene. He has penned music and or lyrics for The Addams Family, Big Fish, The Farnsworth Invention, and The Wild Party, among others. His oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, reached No. 2 on the iTunes Classical Chart. He has been the musical director for Kristen Chenoweth since 1999, and his hit songs written for her include Evil Like Me, a dramatic showstopper for Disney’s new live action movie The Descendants. The winner of this amazing prize will be interviewed by Andrew via telephone so he can learn about YOU, the subject of his short song. Within a few months, you will receive a recording sung by him, and personally autographed sheet music from this theatre icon.
The song will be written and produced during a break in Mr. Lippa’s professional schedule in the coming months, and will be delivered no later than October 1, 2016. The recipient of the song will have rights to share and reproduce the song for personal use only.
Donated by Andrew Lippa
Sports Lovers Line Up!
Cheer on the Giants, A’s, and 49ers in this great sports package offering 5 different outings! Start this fall and explore the new Levi Stadium, 2 seats in the lower bowl at the goal line plus parking pass. (Four possible dates are listed below.) Moving on to baseball, 2016 is an even year, so we KNOW the Giants will have a spectacular season. You’ll be there with 3 pairs of excellent Club Level tickets that can be used any date by arrangement. (If desired, one of those games could be Giants vs Dodgers in the Giants’ first regular season home series in early April!) Time to give the East Bay some love when you cheer on the Oakland A’s in your 4 MVP field level seats. Finally, keep the memories alive with your framed autographed Madison Bumgarner jersey.
Possible 49er dates: 11/8 @ 1:05 pm, 11/29 @ 1:05 pm, 12/20 @ 5:30 pm, 1/3 @ 1:25 pm. All others by arrangement. A’s tickets are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.
Donated by Loren & Shelley Saxe, Tom & Sharon Kelley, Sports Gallery, David Forst, Oakland A’s
Pick Your Paradise
Either of these travel experiences could be yours. Be the winner, and pick your paradise!
VILLA PARADISO - BALI
Discover the culture, beauty and delightful people of Bali. Villa Paradiso is an exquisite private home located on the tranquil eastern coast of Bali, in the village known as Amed. It sits just a few hundred yards from the beach and has stunning views of the ocean, the lush river valley, and the mountains beyond. The main house has 3 bedrooms, and there is a separate fully self-contained 1 bedroom cottage in back of the villa. In the main house you will enjoy a full size kitchen equipped with all modern amenities, washer/dryer, flat screen TV with satellite reception and DVD. There is daily housekeeping service. Villa Paradiso has a beautiful, private 40 ft. swimming pool, plus smaller wading pool set apart for young children. Winners have complete access to a full service restaurant and dive center at nearby sister hotel, Apakabar Villas. This vacation package also includes daily breakfast, four full body massages, and a scuba or snorkeling excursion for two.
CASA SAN FRANCESCO - ITALY
Casa San Francesco is a beautifully restored home in Cortona, Italy. (The popular movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed in Cortona.) The home comfortably sleeps 6 people. It is a short 8-minute walk up the hill from the main piazza downtown and offers wonderful views of the roof tops and valley below. The magnificent church of San Francesco (where St. Francis of Assisi ministered for several years) is located just down the street. Ivan, the owner of this beautifully restored home, is an incredible chef and offers popular cooking classes to Casa San Francesco guests. The home consists of 3 floors of living space with a beautiful collection of traditional Tuscan furniture and tastefully appointed accessories. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with showers, TV, free internet, DVD, washing machine, and a kitchen complete with modern amenities. You will love your stay at Casa San Francesco in the heart of beautiful Italy.
Both paradise vacations are for 7 night stays. Travel dates subject to availability, with 2-year expiration.
Inside the Great White Way
Paint the town for 3 days and 3 nights of exceptional theatre and insider experiences. Start with the hottest show in town, the new musical Hamilton. Don’t worry about impossible-to-get tickets. You’ll be in fabulous house seats for this exceptional new musical. Then Broadway producer Julie Boardman will meet with you for a casual bite, and provide house seats and backstage experiences for two different Broadway offerings. You’ll be treated to the toe-tapping revival of Dames at Sea, opening at the Helen Hayes Theatre, and be enchanted by the award-winning An American in Paris, which took home 4 Tonys® including scenic design and choreography. Julie will take you backstage for both of these wonderful shows, where you can congratulate and meet the casts. Your luxury accommodations are at The Muse, a wonderful Kimpton Boutique Hotel, in the heart of the theatre district.
All dates and tours by arrangement and subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply.
Donated by Julie Boardman, Infinity Theatre Company, Perry Street Theatricals, Gayla Lorthridge Wood & Walt Wood