|La Jolla Playhouse 2014 Gala|
La Jolla Playhouse Annual Gala 2014
Celebrating 30 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre
La Jolla Playhouse will hold its annual Gala on Saturday, March 29. This year’s theme is a celebration of 30 years of groundbreaking theatre since the Playhouse was reborn on the campus of UC San Diego. Sponsored by Qualcomm and DonorNation, the Gala proceeds will benefit the Playhouse’s education and new play development programs.
This glittering event, chaired once again by Debby Jacobs, and emceed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, will feature entertainment by award-winning actors, performing songs from favorite Playhouse productions over the past three decades, including Kimiko Glenn, star of the world-premiere Flaming Lips musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots; Melissa Hoff, from the Playhouse production of Zhivago; Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, who originated the role of Huey Calhoun in the Tony-winning musical Memphis; Elizabeth Stanley and Max von Essen, stars of the hit Playhouse musical Xanadu; and Michael Benjamin Washington, the Tinman in Des McAnuff’s production of The Wiz and playwright for the 2014 DNA New Work Series workshop of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin. During the Gala, the Playhouse will also be honoring renowned costume designer Paul Tazewell (Side Show, His Girl Friday, Memphis), who has designed costumes for ten Playhouse productions.
The 2014 Gala will boast a contemporary lounge atmosphere, featuring custom banquettes and multi-level platforms, designed by the Playhouse’s renowned scene shop artisans. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail party in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre Lobby in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for La Jolla Playhouse, featuring signature spirits and savory treats. Guests will then move into the Potiker Theatre where they’ll enjoy a specially-prepared, dinner-by-the-bite menu, catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille. After dinner, a one-of-a-kind concert performance will explode on stage, featuring Glenn, Hoff, Kimball, Stanley, von Essen and Washington. The event will be capped off with late night bites, delectable drinks and dancing to the hit band, The Mark.
INSIDER ACCESS: Make your commitment of $2,500 or more – for any part of the Gala, be it corporate sponsorship or ticketing – and get an invitation for 2 to the exclusive “Complete Your Gala Look” Party at Louis Vuitton Fashion Valley on March 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Reserve Now – This exclusive event will sell out!
COMMANDERIE - $5,000 per ticket
SOMMELIER - $2,500 per ticket
COLLECTOR - $1,000 per ticket
AFICIONADO - $500 per ticket
Gala Wine Experience
Back by popular demand, the Gala Wine Experience is a true sensory adventure! Included with your ticket purchase at the Commanderie and Sommelier levels, the Wine Experience features wine pairings from the private collections of our generous and knowledgeable wine hosts.
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