XANADU GALA Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company Tonight
XANADU GALA, the next installment of outside-the-box galas from Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company, is schedule to take place tonight, September 28, from 7 PM until 11 PM at the Brazilian Arts Foundation, 1133 E 11th St Houston, TX. The event supports the artistic mission of Mildred's Umbrella and helps give a voice to smaller, local theatre companies and artists.
Celebrating all things 70's, guests are invited to feather back their hair, dust off their Farrah poster, turn on the disco ball and listen to the likes of ABBA all night long! From the "Jordache Look" to "Dallas" to being a disco diva, the costume possibilities for this dress up party are endless! Prizes will be given out for the Overall Best Costume, Best 70 s TV character, Best 70's Rock Star, Best 70's Couple!
This year's event is chaired by Kim Stoilis and Mandy Graessle. Enjoy a 70's movie marathon in the movie room, trip out in the black light lounge or dance the night away in the Mildred's disco place! The fancy fondue bar will open with treats provided by John Watt/Prego Restaurant and Jim Benton of Houston! Not to mention libations provided by St Arnolds.
HOST COMMITTEE: Joe Kirkendall, Ewart Jones, Elizabeth Marshall-Black,Tim Thomson and Norma Catlin Thomson,Lonnie Westeen and Jase Santiago,Donna Platt Ashley and Ryan Small,Shadi Jam,Elizabeth Cleveland,Wes Gamble,Michael Coppens, Delicia Harvey and John Carrithers,Todd Amdor and Matt Stone,Karen Osborn,CrystAl Jackson and James Noles,Abby and Rob Koenig ,John Bradshaw,Morgan Todd,Candace Kizer, Jessica Walter,s Fernando and Sarah Aramburo, David Tong, Paynter Media
Past fundraisers for Mildred's Umbrella include Monster Mash Gala (2012)' Cirque du Macabre: Carnival Sideshow Gala (2011), Glass Slipper Gala (2010), Moulin Rouge Gala (2009), and La Petite Mort: The Dead Celebrity Costume Gala (2008).
Individual tickets for the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and may be purchased at www.mildredsumbrella.org. Underwriting levels are still available. For more information contact (713) 823-8664 or visit the website.
Mildred's Umbrella began when local actress, Jennifer Decker, and playwright, John Harvey, brought together a group of artists and actors to create a collaborative theatrical piece written by Harvey and directed by Decker. The production received positive press attention and attracted many other local artists who wanted to collaborate in the exciting work produced by the company. The group gained 501(c)3 status in 2004 and has been creating critically acclaimed collaborative works with other theatre groups and local artists since that time.