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Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel

The Old Globe will host its annual Gala on Saturday, July 30 honoring San Diego philanthropist Audrey Geisel and her significant contributions to the Globe. Darlene Shiley and Sheryl White serve as 2011 Gala Co-Chairs.

The black-tie event begins with a reception and silent auction in Balboa Park's Alcazar Garden at 6:00 p.m. followed by a special performance of Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein, starring Hershey Felder, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After the performance, dinner and dancing will commence on the Globe's Copley Plaza featuring music by Impulse. Catering is by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, and valet parking is included in the price of the ticket.

Tickets are $750 (regular seating) and $1,000 (VIP seating) and include both the show, dinner and dancing. Underwriting opportunities begin at $4,500 per couple and include a pre-Gala Underwriting Party at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Viterbi on Monday, July 18.

To purchase tickets or a table or to become an underwriter, contact Eileen Prisby, Events Manager at (619) 231-1941 x2303 or

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: Life of Riley (4/30-6/5), August: Osage County (5/7-6/12), Much Ado About Nothing (5/29-9/24), The Tempest (6/5-9/25), Amadeus (6/12-9/22), Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone (7/1-7/10), Hershey Felder in Concert: The Great American Songbook (7/11-7/17), Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (7/22-8/28).

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for 75 years. Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

Photo Credit: Jack Smith/Douglas Gates

Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel

Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel
Darlene Shiley and Sheryl White

Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel
(from left) Darlene Shiley, Sheryl White and Executive Producer Lou Spisto

Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel
Audrey Geisel and Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto

Photo Flash: Old Globe Honors Audrey Geisel

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