Lillias White Set to Entertain at Bay Street Fundraiser, 7/21; Auction Items Feature Kathie Lee & Hoda and More
Bay Street Theatre's annual ROCK THE DOCK! SUMMER BENEFIT BASH is set for tonight, Saturday, July 21 on the Long Wharf waterfront in Sag Harbor.
The Summer Benefit Bash is Bay Street’s most important fundraising event of the year. Funds raised from the Gala support Bay Street’s yearlong programming including; the Summer Mainstage productions, as well as Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live, Summer College Internships and Theatre Camps and Classes for kids.
“Not only is it our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it is also the best party of the summer in my humble opinion”, says Murphy Davis, Artistic Director.
The evening begins with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres while temptations abound at the silent auction. Single tickets are available as well as tables for 10. The popular, more laid-back lounges are back again this year, but only one remains for purchase. Both offer tapas dining. Music and entertainment are always part of the fun. The evening will also feature a special live performance by Tony Award Winner Lillias White, who stars as MayBelle Smith in the theatre’s upcoming World Premiere of BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES. D.J. Andrea Shapiro will supply the tunes for the dance party to follow. An after party will also be held at B. Smith’s.
Always a crowd favorite is the Live “Fantasy” Auction. This year features a week long trip to St. Barts is on the auction block, with Wimco Villas providing one of their 3 bedroom luxury resort homes. Other items include a 5 day/4 night trip to Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo, tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows with backstage tours, a visit to NBC’s Today Show with a ‘meet-and-greet’ with Kathie Lee and Hoda, several rounds of golf at THE BRIDGE golf course and much, much more. PLUS, new this year is Bay Street’s largest raffle ever--a chance at a2012 Mini Cooper Convertible OR $18,000 in CASH! Raffle tickets are available now for $100 at the Box Office. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
“What better way to help support the arts in our community and have a great time doing so!” says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director.
The Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.