THE MOUNTAIN PLAY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
An Enchanted Evening
A Musical Benefit for the Mountain Play’s 2014
The Mountain Play –- The San Francisco Bay Area’s most glorious outdoor
theatre experience is proud to present their annual fall fundraising gala,
An Enchanted Evening. A two act cabaret show will feature former and future stars on a musical journey through the songs of Broadway and beyond.
On November 9, 2013 join us for a champagne and cocktail reception, gourmet supper buffet, silent and live auctions, followed by a fabulous show in two acts directed by Eileen Grady with musical direction by Debra Chambliss. The revue features celebrity emcee Celeste Perry and familiar Mountain Play talents including Susan Zelinsky, Buzz Halsing, Joshua Castro, Phillip Percy Williams, Anne Ripley, Lexie Papedo and Matt Kizer. This hugely popular event sells out.
The Hoytt Theater at Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael will be filled with music and gourmet tapas-style cuisine from favorite local restaurants paired with local wines.
This celebration is a tribute to the Mountain Play, Broadway and beyond – with dedicated artists donating their musical talents, local businesses donating live and silent auction items, and restaurants and caterers donating delectable food and local wines.
The annual fall benefit kicks off the production season, helping raise much-needed funds to begin work on the spring 2014 production of South Pacific. The evening will also feature the public’s first opportunity to meet 2014 Director Linda Dunn and hear about her vision for the season. Dunn is only the second female director in the 101 year history of the Mountain Play.
- DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2013
- TIMES: Champagne reception, supper buffet and live & silent auctions begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a two-act Broadway revue.
- COST: Tickets sold by phone for $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP seating. All ticket prices include a gourmet supper buffet, champagne, cocktails, wine, and performance. VIP tickets include reserved seating and wine & cheese selections at your table.
- LOCATION: San Rafael’s Hoytt Theater at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA
- CONTACT: Call 415.383.1100
About Celeste Perry:
Celeste Perry is a San Francisco radio and TV personality. She is the midday host on The New 103.7 and the host of Retro Night and daytime programming at KOFY TV 20.
Celeste has been on the radio in San Francisco since the early Eighties, working at KYA, KSFO and KFRC. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband, two sons and their rescue dog Veto.
About Linda Dunn:
Linda celebrates her 26th year with the Mountain Play Association. She has received a Dean Goodman Choice Award for her direction of Once Upon a Mattress as well as a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Nomination for her direction of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, all with the Ross Valley Players, where she also serves on the board of directors. Linda is an administrator, educator, professional director, stage manager and playwright. With over fifty shows to her directing credit, some favorites include the critically acclaimed Dixie Swim Club, Greater Tuna, Quilters, Shadowlands, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The King and I, On Golden Pond, Our Town, Amadeus, The Miracle Worker, and Once Upon A Mattress. Linda has previously taught at the College of Marin, Marin Primary & Middle School, Mill Valley Middle School and Marin Catholic.
Building on a century of tradition, the Mountain Play Association produces enriching theatrical experiences that stimulate creativity, engage our community, and foster a lifelong enjoyment of the performing arts. Our pinnacle event is a spectacular, outdoor production that also nurtures an appreciation for the unique beauty of Mount Tamalpais.
The Mountain Play is a non-profit (501c3) organization that has been serving the Bay Area community since 1913. www.MountainPlay.org