AUCTION & GALA PREVIEW
Thanks to TheatreWorks' generous sponsors and donors, our Anything Goes gala is filled with wonderful auction and raffle items. Know friends who can’t make the party but would LOVE to win one of our great auction prizes? Proxy bidding is welcome!
GOURMET PIZZAZZ AND LIVE JAZZ
Your exclusive party for ten people will be the talk of the town when celebrated Palo Alto chef and restaurateur Annie Nunan prepares a gourmet dinner in your home for you and eight guests. Ms. Nunan is well-known for her many years as the owner and chef of Nouveau Trattoria which drew the refined palates of such luminaries as Joe Montana and Hilary and Bill Clinton, who dined at the restaurant when their daughter, Chelsea, attended Stanford. While you enjoy an evening of culinary delights and flowing wine, your guests can also relax to the smooth sounds of the popular jazz trio, Jazz Connexion. The winning host also receives two exceptional bottles from the award-winning 2007 Pride Mountain collection—a rated 94-point Merlot, and 87-point Chardonnay.
Donated by Annie Nunan, Amista Winery, Judy Heyboer, Gayla Lorthridge, Jazz Connexion, Marc Benson
Date of the event is through mutual agreement between the winner, Ms. Nunan, and the musicians.
THE COMIC, “THE VOICE”, THE BEVERLY HILLS CHIC
There’s tons of excitement waiting for the winners of this spectacular getaway to Los Angeles for two. Keep the Anything Goes fun alive when you enjoy a lunch filled with laughs and insider stories about the television industry with comedian, writer, producer, Golden Globe winner and 3-time Emmy nominee, Mr. Bill Grundfest. Next, cast your vote for your favorite singer from your impossible-to-get seats at the live finale of NBC’s blockbuster hit, "The Voice" (your choice of date*). Will you be watching a future Grammy winner? See where they’ll be remembered with your complimentary tickets to the famed Grammy Museum. Home base is the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, offering “Los Angeles luxury with a serious injection of boutique style”. The hotel houses their trendy, award-winning restaurant, The Bazaar, and is just two blocks from famed shop-till-you drop Rodeo Drive.
Donated by Bill Grundfest, Anonymous, Grammy Museum, Michael Keister, Julie Kaufman
*Choice of dates includes any live performance, including the finale, of either Season 5, (Fall 2013) or (Spring 2014). Specific dates have not yet been announced. Lunch with Mr. Grundfest is by arrangement.
PARIS LUXURY VACATION
See Paris like a local when you enjoy 6 nights and seven days in an exquisite 3500 square foot loft with private garden, in the heart of glorious Paris, France. Fresh and modern, the loft has three bedrooms with en suite baths for couples, a playroom and two children’s rooms. It’s located behind the Bastille in the vibrant, ethnically diverse, and undeniably trendy 11th arrondissement. Round trip business class airfare for two is included, as well as a spectacular 3-piece set of luggage, and an array of travel items to make your trip to France a breeze.
Donated by Sheri Brisson, Martha and Mark Ross, The Container Store, Books, Inc.
Travel dates are by arrangement and must be completed by September 30, 2014. Air travel is in the form of 200,000 American Airlines Advantage miles, subject to rules of the AAdvantage program, and must be used toward the booking of a single destination round trip itinerary. Airfare must be booked through a TheatreWorks representative.
DISCOVER A FUTURE “BEST MUSICAL”
You and a guest will receive two industry-only passes to the 26th Annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival in New York City in October 2014. 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, followed by an invitation-only cocktail reception for the artists. Your trip includes a two-night stay at the fabulous Four Seasons, passes to all performances, the Songwriter’s Showcase and Meet the Writers reception.
Donated by TheatreWorks.
Specific dates for the October 2014 festival are not yet available.
WINE COUNTRY FOR FOUR, THE FRENCH LAUNDRY, AND MORE
Four lucky people will revel in fabulous culinary experience with two amazing meals and premiere wine-tastings in this Wine Country package. Begin with world-famous The French Laundry where the four of you have impossible-to-get reservations for lunch, and $500 toward your meal. The lunch and dinner menus are identical each day, so can enjoy the parade of exclusive gourmet delights and still have the night ahead of you. You have beautiful accommodations at Vintner’s Inn and will enjoy a four-course, wine-paired dinner at their extraordinary restaurant, John Ash & Co. Round out this amazing package with wine tastings at Ferrari-Carano, and a personal tasting with owner Vicky Farrow, among the vines of Amista Vineyards. Your package also includes four tickets to the delightful Charles Schultz Museum.
Donated by Vinter’s Inn, John Ash & Co., Amista Vineyards, Ferrari-Carano Winery, Charles Schutlz Museum
THEATREWORKS ON BROADWAY
TheatreWorks and Broadway share much in common including the incredible talent of nationally lauded artists. Our own James Monroe Iglehardt (Big River, Memphis) will be enchanting audiences this spring when he returns to Broadway as the Genie in the upcoming Disney spectacular, Aladdin, opening March 2014. TheatreWorks favorite, composer lyricist Andrew Lippa, is also shining again on The Great White Way. His new smash hit musical, Big Fish, sports an all-star cast and is garnering fabulous reviews. Choose a third wonderful New York entertainment from a myriad of theater options, sports events or concerts. Your three day, two night package includes a room with a king bed at the legendary Plaza Hotel with daily complementary breakfast.
Donated by TheatreWorks
All tickets are subject to availability. Travel must be completed by November 2, 2014. Dates must be arranged through TheatreWorks. A 60-day advance reservation is required.
WHICH PARADISE WILL BE YOURS?
Re-energize with either of these spectacular international getaways for two. The choice is yours!
Medieval and Modern Scottish Retreat
For seven days and six nights, experience Edinburgh and the Lothians, a region of iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals, and exciting possibilities. Originally a Scottish baronial manor, Dalmahoy, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, is the perfect retreat for leisure and rejuvenation. It offers two 18-hole golf courses, the internationally renowned East Course and the challenging West Course, against a background of breathtaking scenery, incredible sunsets and views of Edinburgh Castle. The property also boasts a PGA-approved golf academy, gym, indoor swimming pool, spa and tennis. Edinburgh, known as the world’s festival capital, explodes with revelry each August during the legendary Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Come winter, it’s an enchanting wonderland, when holiday celebrations brighten the streets, including a four-day festival of New Years fun at the annual Edinburgh Hogmanay. Your package also includes daily American-style breakfast.
Travel dates are subject to availability. A 30-day advance reservation is required. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations.
The Caribbean's West Indies Wonder
Nevis is one of the Caribbean’s most magical islands, with its crystalline seas, scenic beaches, sweeping mountainsides and beautiful forests. Boasting the exclusive five-star luxury and unparalleled service of the Four Seasons, without the bustle of a commercial locale, this premier resort gives you the chance to experience the Caribbean as it was meant to be – unspoiled and peaceful. You’ll have five days and four nights to bask on the beaches, find tranquility in the resort's award-winning spa, or play golf in Nevis while taking in the dramatic island views. Take a revitalizing hike through lush forest and tropical ravines, or enjoy a casual afternoon stroll to see the comical green vervet monkeys of Nevis chatter and scamper in their natural forest habitat. You can also fish, sail, play tennis, or take a dip in one of the pools around the property, or extend your trip to include St. Kitts, just a 20-minute ferry ride away.
Travel dates are subject to availability. Nevis Resort blackout dates: Jan 1-4, Dec 19-31.
PINK POKER PARTY
You gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Learn Texas Hold ‘em from a master player at your ladies-only Pink Poker Party for up to 18 people! Enjoy lots of laughs and win cash prizes at this “pink-a-licious” poker party taught by TheatreWorks Board Emeritus member and ranked poker maven, Carey Pickus. Carey and her family invite you into their lovely Atherton home for the party, which includes include all poker equipment, personalized instruction, cosmotpolitans, pink champagne and fun food.
Donated by Carey Pickus, Bev Mo, K & L Wines
Date and time of party are by mutual agreement between the winner and hostess.
TOP GUN FIGHTER PILOT EXPERIENCE
Do you have what it takes to be a Fighter Pilot for a Day? In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you, as the guest pilot, will get to fly a real military fighter, on the SIAI Marchetti SF260 or the Extra 300L, alongside a licensed fighter pilot. You will be briefed beforehand on basic fighter tactics, Rules of Engagement, and the physiological effects of G-forces. Then you’ll climb into the cockpit with an instructor pilot for the thrill of a lifetime! You will practice formation flying, basic maneuvers and engage in five to six dogfights. All aircraft are outfitted with three high-end digital multi-camera systems to capture your fighter pilot experience, as well as a tracking system that verifies air-to-air hits. The entire experience is recorded on a mini-DVD from three onboard cockpit cameras. The tapes are used for de-briefing purposes and are yours to keep. Are you up for the challenge?
Top Gun experience can be redeemed for flights out of Livermore, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and many other locations throughout the United States. Deployment dates vary by location and are reserved on a first come first served basis. Participants must weigh less than 250 pounds and be no taller than 6ft 6in. No pilot's license is required.
PALM SPRINGS GOLF AND TENNIS GETAWAY FOR FOUR
Explore Palm Springs, or simply kick back and unwind; it’s up to you when you enjoy a relaxing week at the exclusive Rancho La Quinta Golf and Country Club. Your beautifully decorated Tommy Bahama-style residence has three bedrooms, three baths, flat screen TVs throughout, wi-fi, a well-appointed kitchen and much more. It is just steps from the tennis courts, pro shop, state-of-the-art workout room, gorgeous pool and spa area. Your package includes a round of golf for four on the elite Rancho La Quinta greens, dining certificates two fine restaurants, and 4 passes each to the Palm Springs Art Museum, Air Museum, Celebrity Home Tours, and The Living Desert.
Donated by Carolyn Schutz, Rancho La Quinta, and the attractions listed above.
Vacation dates are by arrangement with the donor, and are based on availability. Offer is valid through December 31, 2014 (limited availability January-May)
SAN DIEGO SAILING ADVENTURE ON AMERICA’S CUP YACHT
Two lucky sailors will spend five days and four nights in beautiful San Diego, airfare included, with a very special highlight: a hands-on experience aboard Dennis Conner's America's Cup yacht, "Stars and Stripes." On this interactive two-hour sailing adventure you'll get the ultimate racing experience! Prepare for your adventure with a copy of America’s Cup XXV11 “Stars & Stripes, autographed by Dennis Connor, himself! San Diego has much to offer, but you may never want to leave the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. You’ll find yourself close to the sheltered waters of the San Diego Bay, in a property that is a unique find among San Diego hotels. Picture a resort-like landscaped setting in the heart of Mission Bay Park, offering panoramic views of the marina and the Pacific Ocean, a pampering spa, and a water playground.
Travel package is subject to availability. A minimum 30-day advance reservation is required. Package originates from the contiguous United States. No blackout dates. Included air is for economy travel only, but winners may upgrade to first class and cover associated costs. Flights may not be upgraded with miles.
HEALTHY, GLOWING, AND PICTURES TO PROVE IT!
This package includes everything you need to pamper and prep for your very own professional photo shoot. Begin with a $750 gift certificate to the Berman Gladstone Institute, one of the world's largest dermatologic and aesthetic laser surgery centers. Now learn how your clothes can help you sparkle with a professional wardrobe consultation from Julie Kaufman, AIC CIP. Add hairstyling by Clyde Higuchi at Alex Chases Salon (the Rosewood Menlo Park), and you’re ready for your big photo shoot with Mark and Tracy Photography, the fabulous duo responsible for the stunning theatrical photography you see in TheatreWorks publications. And to keep you glowing for many weeks to come, you’ll receive a 5-month supply of products for the Lytera Skin Brightening System.
Donated by Berman Gladstone Institute, Julie Kaufman, Clyde Higuchi, Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin, Skin Medica, Sole di Paradiso
All appointments are by arrangement with the individual donors.
PAY-TO-PLAY PARTIES AND RAFFLE
Come play with us! Everyone’s a winner with our Pay-to-Play Parties. Purchase as many tickets as you like, and support TheatreWorks while you’re having fun at another great party. Follow up details will be sent to those who pay to play!
CRAFT BEER-TASTING CATERED BY LEFT BANK
Party maximum: 50
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Palo Alto Private Home
Tickets: $150 each
Join Seth Hendrickson, General Manager of Left Bank Santana Row as he shares a flight of beer made by Get Some Beer, one of the Bay Area’s newest craft beer breweries. The company’s original recipes have received rave reviews in earlier tastings this year, and the party will feature Get Some Beer’s flagship brews: a Honey Cream Ale, Irish Red, Double IPA, and a robust Bourbon Porter, among others. The beer-tasting will be accompanied by a delicious and filling selection of appetizers catered by the popular Left Bank Brasserie. The party will be hosted at the Palo Alto home of Nancy Ginsburg Stern and Rick Stern.
Donated by Seth Hendrickson, Get Some Beer, Left Bank Brasserie, Nancy Ginsburg Stern and Rick Stern.
THEATREWORKS WESTERN HOEDOWN
Party maximum: 50
Date & Time: TBD
Location: TheatreWorks Green Room, Redwood City
Tickets: $100 each
Grab a friend, saddle up, and come on down to a Western Hoedown, hosted at TheatreWorks’ Redwood City rehearsal space, and featuring line dancing lessons taught by Managing Director Phil Santora. Truth be told, Phil is one of the best all-fired line dance teachers this side of Foster City, and that ain’t no ballyhoo! Enjoy delicious grub, plenty to wet your whistle, and a heap o’ laughs while you party with the gang at TheatreWorks headquarters.
EVERYONE LOVES A “LITTLE BLUE BOX”
The magic of Tiffany shines at Anything Goes when fabulous Tiffany jewelry will be on display, along with fifty special little blue boxes. Forty-nine of the wrapped blue boxes will contain a beautiful 3.5” diameter crystal box. One will contain a uniquely different porcelain version. Choose the right box and you win the gorgeous jewelry on display. Or, if preferred, the winner may work personally with a San Francisco Tiffany representative to select from an array of alternative jewelry or gift items. Which box will YOU choose?
Blue Boxes will be sold at the event for $200 each while they last. One-in-fifty chance to win!
Donated by Tiffany, Inc.
All proceeds benefit TheatreWorks, making it possible for us to produce theatre of the highest quality, to bring arts education to over 38,000 schoolchildren annually, and to foster writers and composers in creating new works.
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