TheatreWorks to Host Second Annual "Cocktails & Cabaret" Benefit, 8/6


Come join us for a mid-summer's evening at "Cocktails & Cabaret," a benefit for TheatreWorks New Milford's Building Fund. The event will be held on Saturday, August 6, with cocktails from 6:00 - 7:30PM at the home of Loretta and Bob Kretchko, and the Cabaret curtain going up at 8:30PM at TheatreWorks.

Last year, lifelong New Milford resident and theatre supporter Ted Hine assumed the "Leading Role" for TheatreWorks New Milford's first annual Cocktails & Cabaret fundraiser. Mr. Hine has again brought his passion for both theatre and historic preservation to reprise his leading role support of this event. "As a member of one of the oldest families of New Milford," Ted says, "I have a passion for helping to preserve New Milford's past. The economic and cultural impact of TheatreWorks to New Milford and the surrounding area is beyond measure. The building's historical significance cannot be overlooked. "

Joining Mr. Hine in sponsoring roles this year are the Geraldine Stutz Foundation, the Law Firm of Cecelia Buck-Taylor, Carol and Tom Broesler and the Bank Street Theater. Champagne will be provided by John David Tekian and Rodney Bourdeau. Coffee is compliments of Candlewood Roasters. Executive Cuisine has prepared a wonderful menu of hot and cold appetizers.

Tickets are $75, with sponsorships still available for Leading Roles ($1,000), Supporting Roles ($500) Cameo Roles ($250), and Stage Manager Roles($150). Sponsors will receive tickets to the event as well as various levels of publicity benefits based on the role.

Event proceeds will benefit the theatre's Building Fund, designated for ongoing maintenance and upgrades that ticket sales alone cannot cover. The theatre building is a historic church built in 1901, and in a nice bit of serendipity, the date inscribed in the cornerstone of the building is also August 6!

The theme of this year's Cabaret, directed by Robin Frome, is "TheatreWorks: Past, Present, and Building for Our Future." We will be welcoming back to the TheatreWorks stage some familiar faces and voices as well as new performers, showcasing our present season and hinting at good things to come.

Auction items and door prizes will complete an evening of great entertainment in support of TheatreWorks. For Further information you may contact Ted Hine at (860) 946-0019 or via email

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