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Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) along with event chairs Randy and Sandy Stilley welcomed 380 guests to the Who Dunnit? Gala on at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 23. Adorned in attire befitting an Edwardian murder mystery, TUTS supporters and theatre aficionados dined, danced and participated in an original presentation from TUTS - an interactive musical. Scroll down for photos from the event!

The evening's festivities raised over $600,000 for TUTS Education and Community Engagement initiatives, including the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) and The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (The River), both of which provide year-round instruction and musical theatre experiences to over 75,000 Houstonians each year.

Guests were provided the unique opportunity to occupy the Sarofim Hall stage at the Hobby Center, transformed into an elegant Edwardian party bedecked with luxurious red and gold décor by AJ's Urban Petals while enjoying an English-inspired meal, including entrées of Braised Beef Shortribs with a Veal Reduction and Grilled Scallops, provided by Jackson and Company.

Live music for the post-dinner portion of the evening was provided by the Richard Brown Orchestra.

While on stage, guests were treated to an original TUTS presentation - a musical murder mystery featuring the vocal and acting talents of Dylan Godwin and Adam Gibbs - exploring five key suspects in the audience. Guests reviewed clue packets and bid on items from the "estate sale" of the dearly departed to keep the investigation moving forward in an attempt to solve the fictional crime.

A live and silent auction featured exclusive items such as a week-long stay in a London flat, a three-day yoga retreat in Taos, NM, an opportunity to shadow a surgeon for a day, and a Halloween costume consultation for four with TUTS' infamous costume shop. Guests participated in a wine pull featuring a variety of high-end wines, and selected Elaine Turner for women and LUCHO grab bags for men.

Distinguished Houstonians in attendance included Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel, TUTS Chairman of the Board Amy Pierce with Rob Pierce, David and Michelle Peck, Becky and Bart McAndrews, Helen and Jim Shaffer, Lisa Foronda and Greg Harper, Meredith and Raffi Tcholakian, Dolores and John Tobola, Dean and Jane Gladden, Mark Harmon, Demetra and Frank Jones, Cynthia and Wiley George, and Andrea and Trent Tellepsen.

Photo Credits: Priscilla Dickson and Gary Fountain

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Gala program

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Chairman of the Board Amy Pierce kicks off festivities on the Sarofim Hall stage

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
TUTS Presents Murder! Music! Mystery!

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
TUTS Presents Murder! Music! Mystery!

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
TUTS Presents Murder! Music! Mystery!

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Adrian and Deborah Shelley

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Alan and Tricia Ratliff

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Amanda Evans, Dallas Hall, Lindsay and Eli Price, Chris Daniel

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Arthur and Philamena Baird

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Bart and Becky McAndrews

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Bill and Kathi Rovere

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Cal and Connie Dalton

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Cameron and Ben Yoesel

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Christina and Mark Hanson

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
David and Claudia Oelman

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Dean and Jane Gladden

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Donna and Mark Owen, Thomas and Jerissa Belsha, Virginia and Arden Walker

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Greg Ebel with Event Chair (and Suspect!) Randy Stilley

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Jay Landa, Terra Nicholay, Daniel Turner

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Jim and Helen Shaffer

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Jim Daniel and Margaret Alkek Williams, Amy and Rob Pierce

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Kendall and Britta Hollrah

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Lisa and Carl Hamstra

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Lisa Foronda and Greg Harper

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Louis and Cheryl Raspino

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Wiley and Cynthia George and Bethany and Mike McCann

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Trent and Andrea Tellepsen

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Steve Burkett and Margaret Lombardo

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Sig and Patricia Cornelius, Dolores and John Tabola

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Shamus and Sarah Crosby

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
The TUTS Gala at the Hobby Center. (Photography/Gary Fountain, April 23, 2016)

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
The TUTS Gala at the Hobby Center. (Photography/Gary Fountain, April 23, 2016)

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Margaret Alkek Williams, Tatiana Galitzine, Guillermo Sierra, Susanne and Bill Pritchard

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Paige and Ron May

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Patrice and Pete McKinney

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Patty Lucho, Gustavo Villanova, Toni and Howard Tate, Yuliya Marcer, Hector Villareal

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Pete and Dana O'Brien, Monica Karuturi, Kumaran Sathyamoorthy

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Raffi and Meredith Tcholakian and Demetria and Frank Jones

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Randy and Sandy Stilley

Photos: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
Reggie and Michelle Hedgebeth


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