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Performance Network Theatre

30th Anniversary Gala and Auction March 24, 2012 Kensington Court

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Dear Gala Patron: Welcome to Performance Network Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Gala! This is a significant milestone for the theatre and we are delighted that you are here to celebrate with us. Our theme this evening, Home Grown–World Class, reflects the theatre’s growth from fledgling presenter in a small warehouse, to producer of award-winning work presented in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. It also celebrates the unique and wonderful businesses and organizations that make their homes here and help make our community a rich and vibrant place. As well as being a great celebration, the Gala is an important fundraiser supporting our core mission, as well as our allimportant apprentice program. This year, the live auction will include a dedicated giving segment where you can make a contribution to this intensive, year-long training program that provides invaluable, hands-on experience to those with undergraduate degrees. Our three apprentices do, quite literally, everything. Working 60 to 80 hours a week, they sell tickets, manage front-of-house, assist with marketing and development, assistant stage manage, build sets, clean, and do whatever else is needed. We would not be able to function without them, and we are asking for your support of this vital program that costs the theatre $45,000 annually. We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors and Ambassadors, and those who have supported the Gala, in particular the Gala Committee. They have spent countless hours planning and securing auction items, and have been an integral part of making this evening a success. We thank you, as well, for attending and helping support great, live theatre in our community. Please bid high and bid often. With warmest regards,

Carla Milarch Executive Director

Christina Mooney Director of Development 2


The Big Show SCENE I 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Community High School Jazz Combo 7:25 pm Silent Auction Section One (Burgundy Ribbon) Closes Food & Dining, Events & Get-Aways, Sports, Fitness, Health & Beauty 7:30 pm Silent Auction Section Two (Green Ribbon) Closes Clothing & Jewelry, Home & Art, Other Items & Services SCENE II 7:45 pm Seated Dinner in the Grande Ballroom SCENE III Presentations & Entertainment 8:30 pm Welcome by Emcee Scott Crownover Angel of the Arts Award Presentation Bob & Marina Whitman ~ and ~ Malcolm Tulip The First Thirty A musical retrospective looking back over 30 years Performers

Scott Crownover BJ Love Terry Dangerfield, Saxophone Rusty Mewha Naz Edwards Pete Podolski Joe Fee, bass Phil Powers Linda Rabin Hammell Courtney Riddle Mark Hammell Charlie Sutherland Tobin Hissong Brian Thibault Jennifer Joy David Wolber R. Mackenzie Lewis, arranger, piano

SCENE IV 9:15 pm Live Auction With auctioneer, Charles Wickins 10:00 pm Masters Raffle and 52-card Raffle Ticket Drawings 3


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors and Ambassadors Starring Players Randy Paschke

Company Players Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC Josh Pokempner

Ambassadors

Barbara Bach Menakka & Essel Bailey Nan & Bill Conlin Phelps & Jean Connell Tony & Kay Derezinski Beth & Joe Fitzsimmons Linda & Ryan Haywood David & Phyllis Herzig Barbara & Ron Kramer Jean Long

Russ Larson & Ann Martin Susan MacDermaid Jill McDonough Greg Merriman Elizabeth & Robert O’Neal Theresa Ann Reid & Marc Hershenson Maya Savarino Linda Sprankle Scott Westerman Bob & Betty Wurtz

Also, thank you to the following donors... Arbor Beverage for tonight’s beer and wine Chelsea Flowers for flowers for the centerpieces Schakolad Chocolate Factory for the chocolates at the tables Jim Lester, Wyncroft Wineries Special thanks to

Arbor Beverage Company for generously donating tonight’s wine and beer.

Importers and wholesale purveyors of fine wines and beer. Servicing restaurants and supporting our community for 53 years. 4


Special Thanks Honorary Co-Chairs Nan & Bill Conlin e Leslie Desmond & Phil Stoffregen Naz Edwards & Jim Adams e Ann & Thomas Schriber Gala Committee Wadad Abed Joe Grimley Barbara Bach Russ Larson Naz Edwards Linda Levy Laura Zabel Ford Myra Poplin Lindsey Ford Marlena Studer Steve Gerber Louise Taylor Special Assistance Staci Kennedy Daniel Kennedy Melanie Calef Becki Spangler Performance Network Staff Carla Milarch, Executive Director David Wolber, Artistic Director Christina Mooney, Development Director Chelsea Sadler, Marketing Director Ed Weingart, Technical Director Dave Wells, Business Manager Becky Fox, Director of Outreach and Education Logan Ricket, Apprentice Courtney Conger, Apprentice Megan Leno, Apprentice

Board of Directors Ron Maurer, President Steve Gerber, Vice President Tom Crawford, Vice President Tom DeZure, Treasurer Zach Barnes, Secretary Wadad Abed David Herzig Barbara Bach Steve Klein Norm Bash Linda Levy Steve Calef Jessica Litman Gene Dickirson Steve Palms Joe Grimley Myra Poplin Phil Stoffregen

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Our Angel of the Arts Honorees Angel of the Arts Awards have been presented by

Performance Network over the years and are a special way to honor those who have helped support and sustain the organization’s mission to ”provide uncompromising artistic leadership in the region and produce works that engage, challenge and inspire audiences and artists.” We recognize tonight those who have demonstrated unflagging support for Performance Network, enriching and enlivening our community through through their dedication and involvement.

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Marina and Bob Whitman The couple first met at Harvard when, as Bob puts it, he was a “graying grad student” and she was a “dewy -eyed freshman.” In one wild week in 1956, she received her AB, he his PhD, and they were married at her family’s home overlooking Long Island Sound. Bob’s subsequent career was relatively straight line: 28 years as professor of English, specializing in dramatic literature, at the University of Pittsburgh, department chair, several books (mainly on G.B. Shaw), and retirement in 1988. In addition to acadame, Marina’s career has included government (as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under Richard Nixon), and industry (Chief Economist and then Group Vice-president for Public Affairs at General Motors). Now she now teaches part-time at the Business School and the School of Public Policy at Michigan. Marina and Bob have a life-long enthusiasm for music and theater, and have found in Ann Arbor a climate that welcomed involvement in both. Since arriving here in 1985, they have become engaged in our area’s vibrant cultural life, serving on boards such as the Michigan Theater and University Musical Society. Bob’s low vision—in spite of sight-saving help from the Kellogg Eye Center—means he has largely given up writing, but Marina more than makes up for it. In addition to her lengthy list of books and articles in economics, she has recently completed The Martian’s Daughter, her 6


memoir to be published in the fall by the University of Michigan Press. Bob and Marina have been instrumental in bringing works to the PNT stage, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Seafarer, The Piano Lesson and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Marina and Bob hope you will join them in blessing the community of Ann Arbor for all the good things and people it has brought into their lives. High on that list is the Performance Network, which has shown them that you don’t have to live in New York to enjoy first-class theater!

Malcolm Tulip is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. At Performance Network he directed his original work The Day Everything Went Wrong, as well as Amadeus, Retreat From Moscow, The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, and Timothy Findlay’s Elizabeth Rex, among others, including The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. He has written, produced and performed in eight original plays under the name of Prospero Theatre Co., including the award-winning Down the Plughole. Malcolm is an Associate Professor, Head of the Directing Concentration and co-head of Interarts Performance in the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan, where he directs and teaches Physical Theatre, Acting, Clown, Creating Original Theatre and Directing. As an actor he has toured extensively in Europe and the USA. More recently, in the U.S. he has performed at Performance Network (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Amadeus, I Am My Own Wife, Copenhagen, The White Rose, Molly Sweeney), The Purple Rose (Blithe Spirit), the New Jersey and Michigan Shakespeare Festivals and at The Heritage Repertory Theatre in Charlottesville, VA, where he reprised his roles in I Am My Own Wife. Malcolm studied Dance and Art at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and is a graduate of L’École Jacques Lecoq, Paris. He is also a member of American Actors’ Equity.

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Messages to Our Angel of the Arts Honorees For all you do for our community, we thank you. Love, Menakka and Essel Bailey CONGRATULATIONS to some super people! Thank you Marina and Bob for your generosity and support for live theater at PNT… and thank you Malcolm for bring your talent to our stage!!! With much gratitude, Barbara Bach and Scott Westerman Dear Marina and Bob, Thanks for coming to Ann Arbor, buying 2101 Belmont and staying here for retirement! You have contributed so much to Ann Arbor! We so cherish our friendship of over twenty years. Congratulations to you and Malcolm! – Nan & Bill Conlin Where would performance arts in Ann Arbor be without the generosity of the Whitmans? Congratulations! – Katy & Tony Derezinksi Congratulations to the honorees. In particular, Marina and Bob Whitman have been timeless supporters of many efforts in our community. We thank Performance Network for recognizing them. – Beth & Joe Fitzsimmons For a marvelous, great theatre, bringing acting and stories to the community and making it live. – David & Phyllis Herzig What can one say about Malcolm Tulip? – Barbara & Ron Kramer Bob and Marina’s commitment to the Performance Network is another example of their longstanding, passionate advocacy for the quality of our community. When our family’s theatre guru “Uncle” Bob says the Performance Network is worthy of support, he’s right! – George & Danielle Kuper Thanks to all three of you for what you have done to make possible many wonderful evenings in the theatre. – Russ Larson & Ann Martin Malcolm, Marina & Bob, Thank you for the many ways you support PNT and congratulations on your recognition. – Randy Paschke Malcolm, Marina, Bob - A thousand thanks for all you’ve done to make Ann Arbor such a joy to inhabit! – Theresa Ann Reid & Marc Hershenson Marina and Bob Whitman personify elegance, scholarship and a global presence in Ann Arbor. Rosalie Edwards was my mentor and when she spoke I listened: “Ann Arbor has gained a power couple who will elevate the culture here!” Wellstated words that have proven to be true beyond question. – Maya Savarino Thanks for your devoted stewarship of PNT through the years. – Linda Sprankle & Susan MacDermaid 8


Special Raffles Purchase your tickets at the Check-In Table or from a volunteer during the Silent and Live Auctions.

52-Card Wine Raffle

Enhance your wine cellar with this great raffle featuring more than 20 bottles of amazing wine. The selection includes, o 1986 Branaire Ducru Bordeaux Red o 2009 Puligny-Montrachet Grand Vin De Bourgogne o 2008 Branaire Ducru o 2004 Meursault Arnaud Ente French White Burgundy. Only 52 cards available - $50 each Value - $1,200

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52-Card That’s Entertainment Raffle

Enjoy a wonderful variety of performances with this fabulous entertainment package. Includes tickets to: Ann Arbor Symphony Purple Rose Theatre Arbor Opera Theatre Shaw Festival Detroit Repertory Theatre Stratford Shakespeare Festival Jewish Ensemble Theatre Tipping Point Theatre University Musical Society U of M School of Music, Theatre Meadow Brook Theatre & Dance Williamston Theatre Only 52 cards available - $50 each Value - $1,500

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Masters Raffle

Win the trip of a lifetime to the finals of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga, April 7 & 8, 2012. Includes: o Private charter jet from Oakland County Airport to Aiken, SC o Private shuttle during your stay o Badges for Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 o Private home accommodations for Saturday, April 7 o Dining at local restaurants, continental breakfast in private home o NextTee event host on-site. Only 400 tickets available - $50 each

Drawings for all raffles held following the Live Auction. 9


Silent Auction 100 – Food & Dining 101G. Brunch at Klein’s Glen Arbor Home & Tour of Wineries Are you and your friends going to be in Leelanau County this summer? Join Shira & Steve Klein for a late breakfast in their Glen Arbor home featuring the fruits and vegetables delivered by the local community supported agriculture group, as well as, the products of Cherry Republic. Hang out on their pergola-covered porch sipping mimosas while listening to classical music. After breakfast, pile into the car for a visit to a few of the Klein’s favorite wineries…Bel Lago, Mawby and Black Star Farms. They’ll top off the day by presenting you with the cookbook, Fork in the Road by Eric Villegas, published by their publishing company Huron River Press. Fork in the Road features foods of the Great Lakes State. Available on a mutually convenient date, end of June to end of August. July 4th weekend not available. Can be weekday or weekend. Limit 12 people. Value: $500. Steve & Shira Klein 102G. Durham’s Tracklements Gift Card and Cookbook Enjoy smoked fish of your choice with this $50 gift card and learn how to prepare it with The Smoked Seafood Cookbook by owner T.R. Durham. Since 1992, Tracklements has been curing and smoking in small batches with the careful attention essential to providing outstanding freshness, flavor and texture. Value: $125 Durham’s Tracklements 103G. Zingerman’s Baking Class Learn the secrets of baking like Zingerman’s! Bring your best buddy for a four-hour baking class at Zingerman’s Bake! All levels of baking skill are welcome; classes are hands-on and you’ll take home what you make. Expires 3/24/13. No cash value. May not be used in part for more than one class. Value: $250 Zingerman’s Community of Businesses 104G. In-home Wine Class for 8 Interested in learning more about wines? This is for you! Mary Campbell, owner of Everyday Wines, and Ron Sober (yes, that’s his real name!) present this tailored, themed, in-home wine class and tasting for 8 people. Expires 3/24/13. Available Sunday through Thursday nights. Call one month in advance to plan. Value: $400 Everyday Wines 10


105. Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars Gift Card Choose from an array of Fustini’s delectable oils and vinegars, including cinnamon-pear balsamic or Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Includes a bottle of 18-year-old balsamic and a $30 gift card. Value $48 Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars, Kerrytown 106G & 107G. Sunday Brunch at Afternoon Delight Fresh baked muffins. Potato pancakes. Smoked salmon omelette. Pick one of these or dozens of other items at one of Ann Arbor’s favorite breakfast and lunch spots. Value: $25 each Afternoon Delight 108G. Ann Arbor Dining Package and Parking Ann Arbor is known for its great food. This package provides gift cards to some of our area’s dining hot spots, including Seva Vegetarian Restaurant ($25), The Earle ($40), Pacific Rim ($50), Vinology ($25) and Main Street Ventures ($50). Five all-day parking passes are included. Value: $265 The Earle; Main Street Ventures; Pacific Rim by Kana; Seva Restaurant; Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant; Downtown Development Authority 109. Main Street Ventures Cookbook Enjoy your favorite recipes from Real Seafood, Gratzi, Carson’s American Bistro, The Chop House and Palio. Value: $35 Main Street Ventures 110. Farmers’ Market Gift Basket The bounty of the Farmers’ Market overflows with this basket that includes cookies from Maitelates, a bag of Roos Roast Coffee, 2 items from Pasta e Pasta, gift certificates from The Brinery ($25) and Mindo Chocolates ($15), and from Tasty Bakery, gluten-free brownies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies and granola bars. Value: $140 Maitelates; Roos Roast Coffee; Pasta e Pasta; The Brinery; Mindo Chocolates; Tasty Bakery 111G. Arbor Brewing Company Mug Club Membership Get your brew and drink it too! With this Mug Club Membership, members can get discounts on brews at both Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Free admission and discounts at all release parties and reminders of upcoming events. Must be at least 21; redeem by 9/24/12. Good for one year after sign-up date. Value: $100 Arbor Brewing Company 11


112. Fair Food Book and Apron Over many years, Oran Hesterman has fought to make access to good food a reality and right for all Americans. Fair Food illuminates a clear path toward a more sustainable, fair and delicious future. Includes Fair Food Apron. Value: $40 Oran Hesterman, Fair Food Network 113. Chocolate Cherry Gift Box from Cherry Republic What could say Michigan and local better than this tasty gift box from Cherry Republic featuring cherry almond butter, cherry preserves and 3 kinds of chocolate covered cherries: milk chocolate, dark chocolate and imperial. Value: $40 Cherry Republic 114. Breadboard and Mixes This handcrafted breadboard, made of beautiful maple, is packaged with Easy Artisan bread and pizza dough mixes. Value: $50 Tony Menyhart, Easy Artisan 115. South Main Market Gift Basket Enjoy the best of South Main Market with items from two Ann Arbor favorites—By the Pound and Copernicus European Deli. Value: $50 By the Pound; Copernicus European Deli 116G. Dinner for 4 for a Busy Family from Paesano’s Enjoy this take-out dinner for a family on the go. Voted best place for Italian food by annarbor.com. Value: $50 Paesano’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Congratulations Performance Network on its

30th Anniversary! Rich and Karen Brown

R. Brown Consultants, LLC

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117G. Pie and Coffee Ingrid Sheldon is nearly as famous--maybe more!-- for her pies as she is for her service as Mayor of Ann Arbor. Enjoy two of her fabulous pies baked fresh for you, along with two bags of Mighty Good Coffee-another Ann Arbor original. Value: $92 Ingrid Sheldon; Mighty Good Coffee

Events & Get-Aways 201G. Ann Arbor Stay-cation for Two Enjoy an overnight stay at Ann Arbor’s Kensington Court Hotel, along with a lovely dinner at their onsite restaurant, Graham’s. Expires Nov. 16, 2012. Reservations recommended; availability not guaranteed. Alcoholic beverages not included. Value: $250 Kensington Court Hotel and Graham’s Restaurant 202G. Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge Overnight Stay Spend a luxurious night for two at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites in the quaint town of Alanson, a gateway to Mackinac Island and just 20 minutes from Harbor Springs and Petoskey. A fourseason resort hotel, the Lodge features an impressive fireplace, indoor pool with waterfall, balconies overlooking the Crooked River, trails for snowmobilers, and nearby opportunities for boating and fishing. The Douglas Lake Bar and Grille, the delightful Pellston Market, and the Dam Site Inn offer great dining opportunities just minutes away. Excludes holidays and the month of July. Expires 2/9/13. Value: $125 Stafford’s Hospitality 203G. Weber’s Inn Overnight Stay Enjoy an overnight stay in a poolside room at an Ann Arbor institution. Get away without having to go away. One standard poolside room with two beds. Valid until 9/24/12. Value: $150 Weber’s Inn 204G. Weekend Get-Away at Award-Winning Cottage in Chelsea’s Waterloo Recreation Area Enjoy boating, swimming or just lounging in this fabulous lake cottage with a lake view from all rooms! There is plenty of sleeping space for 14, with 3 bedrooms, a loft and sleeping porch - wonderful for family reunions, retreats and parties! Includes use of canoes. Friday and Saturday nights, departing on Sunday, on mutually agreeable dates. No pets, no smoking. Expires 1/13. Value: $1,500 Jan Onder and Pat Shure 13


205G. Ann Arbor Entertainment, Food and Parking Package for Four–Plus Babysitting Enjoy shows at two of Ann Arbor’s most iconic venues–The Ark and Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase–along with dining, free parking and babysitting! What could be better? Cowboy Junkies, an alternative country/blues/folk rock band appears at the Ark on Friday, 4/13/12. Plus, enjoy a hilarious evening with 4 Comedy Showcase passes good for general admission to any regularly schedule performance, except special engagements. One night, stop at Red Hawk Bar & Grill with a $25 gift card. You won’t even have to pay to park with two all-day parking passes from the Downtown Development Authority. Steve and Joyce Gerber will provide babysitting. Value: $225 Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase; The Ark; Red Hawk Bar & Grill; Downtown Development Authority; Steve & Joyce Gerber 206G. Long Weekend in Exquisite Harbor Springs Home Relaxed, refreshed, reinvigorated. That’s you, your family and friends after 4 days and 3 nights in a 1917-era cottage located in Harbor Springs’ historic Roaring Brook Association. This lovely 2,500 sq. ft. cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, library, modern kitchen, fireplace, screened porch and large deck with gas grill. Little Traverse Bay is a few minutes away via a charming boardwalk to a private beach, large dock and swimming area. A spectacular 5-minute drive along the waterfront takes you to charming Harbor Springs. Available 6/15-10/15/12, per arrangement with owner. Not available week of 7/4, Labor Day or 8/12-8/19/12. Dogs and a cat visit the cottage, although they will not be there during your stay. Value: $1,200 Louise Taylor 207G. Tickets to Chicago the Musical These two great tickets are for the University of Michigan School of Music student production of Bob Fosse’s famous musical, Chicago. Saturday, 4/14/12 at 8 :00 pm at the Power Center. Tickets available after 4/1/12 from Steve & Shira Klein. Value: $52 Steve & Shira Klein 208. Pair of Jewish Ensemble Theatre Season Tickets We know you like theatre--so now you can enjoy a full season of plays at Jewish Ensemble Theatre in West Bloomfield. Value: $600. Jewish Ensemble Theatre 209G & 210G. Discovery Flight Thought about flight lessons? Take a half hour discovery flight with 14


Dan or Johanna Walker and see if learning to fly is for you. You’ll also hear some great theatre stories from these former PNT Executive and Artistic Directors. Value: $100 each. Dan & Johanna Walker, SkyWalker Flying

300 - Sports, Fitness, Health & Beauty 301G. Golf Package at 3 Great Courses, plus Range Balls

Reddeman Farms: 18 holes for 2 with 6,525 yards of rolling fairways and undulating greens in a quiet country setting. Mon - Fri only. Excludes holidays. Cart not included. Polo Fields: Golf for 4, with cart. Proper attire required. Valid Tuesday - Friday, weekends and holidays after 2 pm. Subject to availability. Barton Hills: Join PNT board member, Phil Stoffregen, for 18 holes of golf at Barton Hills Country Club. For three people (plus Phil), includes cart. On a mutually agreeable date in 2012. Proper attire required. Miles of Golf: Fine-tune your swing with gift certificates for range balls before you get on the course. Package Value: $634 Reddeman Farms Golf Club; Polo Fields Golf and Country Club; Phil Stoffregen; Miles of Golf 302G. Health & Fitness Center Membership Enjoy a 3-month membership at one of the area’s most talked-about and highly-rated fitness clubs. You’ll enjoy all the privileges of full membership at the Health and Fitness Center across from Washtenaw Community College where the emphasis is on enjoying exercise for its own sake and learning fitness habits for life. Take classes, swim, play tennis, do strength training. Value: $330 The Health & Fitness Center @ Washtenaw Community College 303G. Two-month Curves Membership This two-month membership for two will allow you to get in shape for summer and sport an awesome Curves T-shirt while doing it! Expires 3/24/13. Value: $338 Robin Black – Curves 304G & 305G. One Month of Jazzercize Jazzercise group fitness classes combine dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles and burn fat. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Each certificate good for one month of Jazzercise. Value: $130 Jazzercize 15


306G. Fitness Assessment & Classes and Seated Massage Receive a fitness assessment by an expert instructor and jump right in with 3 great classes at Vie: Fitness and Spa. Then, visit Relax Station for a seated 20-minute massage. Or combine it with a longer session and feel the tension melt away! Expires 4/12. Value: $160 Vie: Fitness & Spa; Relax Station Massage Therapy 307G. Massage and Chiropractic Visit This massage therapy session and complete chiropractic initial visit with Dr. Sheila Cummings, includes a consultation, complete exam and 15-minute therapy session, second day report of findings and secondday 30-minute massage. Expires 5/9/12. Must call to schedule appointments for two separate dates. Value: $204 Dr. Sheila Cummings – Cummings Chiropractic Center 308. University of Michigan Memorabilia Show your Wolverine pride with this University of Michigan Football Commemorative Book, Mini Football Helmet, and Tom Harmon Limited Edition Numbered Movie Poster. Value: $120 Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia Shop 309. Bellanina Day Spa Gift Basket This lovely gift basket is all about pampering yourself – and don’t you deserve a little TLC? Along with soothing gels and lotions, this basket includes an $85 Gift Card for any and all services at Bellanina! Get a massage, a manicure, a facial, a pedicure…you choose! Value: $154 Bellanina Day Spa 310G. Mani and Pedi at Fran Coys Pamper yourself with a classic manicure and pedicure from Fran Coys Salon and Spa, where wellness meets style. Not valid Fri-Sun or just prior to a holiday. Call for appointment. Value: $70 Fran Coy’s Salon & Spa 311. Bumble & Bumble Gift Basket & Haircut You’ll love this luxurious gift basket filled with Bumble & Bumble products, along with a gift certificate for a haircut by Encore’s welltrained stylists. Value: $130 Encore Studio 312G. One Hour Foot Reflexology Session This gift certificate provides you with a 1-hour session by Denise Held, RN and Certified Foot Reflexologist. Expires 3/31/13. Value: $60 Denise Held, RN; Natural Healing Center 16


400 – Clothing & Jewelry 401G. Bivouac $100 Gift Card Enjoy this $100 Bivouac Gift Card and outfit yourself for any adventure! Value: $100 Bivouac Ann Arbor 402. Silk Scarf This 100% silk quilted scarf in a lovely gradient of colors, from brown to gold, will provide a beautiful addition to your wardrobe. Value: $175 Don & Toni Walker 403, 404 & 405. Hand-made Scarves These colorful scarves, hand-knit by artist Nancy Margolis, come in turquoise, fuchsia and grey/black. You’ll be the talk of the town when you don these beautiful accessories. Value: $25 each Nancy Margolis 406. Lapis Lazulli Earrings in Gold Settings These exquisite lapis lazulli earrings, in lovely gold settings, were mined in Afghanistan. With a prong-set, oval cut, they are sure to become a lovely addition to your jewelry collection and lend a sophisticated look to any outfit. Value: $1,384 Abracadabra Jewelry & Gem Gallery 407. Vintage Earrings Lovely glass, pinched square copper-toned earrings with a swirl and pearl dangles. Hand-made by a local artist. Value: $120 Anonymous 408. Gold Star Earrings These simple but elegant earrings provide a nice finishing touch to any look. Black hoops with gold star accents are sure to please. Value: $50 Ann Schriber 409. Artisan-designed Necklace This artisan-designed original necklace features turquoise discs interspersed with gold over silver beads. A lovely and easy-to-fasten clasp, in a flower design, completes this stunning piece. Value: $225 Carole Flax 410. Sterling Silver, Hand-crafted Necklace & Earrings This lovely artisan-crafted necklace, with earrings, features a sterling silver chain and clasp, Keshi pearls and Swarovski crystals. Value: $300 Cherie Levy, Pheasant Court Design 17


411. Hand-crafted Beadwork Necklace This lovely necklace showcases an actual leaf dipped into metallic copper and is coupled with a beaded leaf pendant. Value: $60 Nancy Cooper, The High Bead 412G. Footprints Gift Certificate Enjoy this $25 gift certificate for one of Ann Arbor’s sources for comfortable footware. Located right on Main Street. Value: $25 Footprints -- Total Comfort Shoe Store

500 – Home & Art 501. Chainstitch Embroidery Rug This beautiful 4' x 6’ rug, with a unique, modern design, will enhance the décor of a living room, bedroom or family room. Value: $400 Selo/Shevel Gallery 502. Decorative Tile from Motawi Tileworks Like Performance Network, Motawi Tileworks is an Ann Arbor original. What started as a small business in the garage of founder, Nawal Motawi, now enjoys a nationwide reputation for its beautiful handcrafted tiles. Tropicana, the 6" x 8" piece up for bid, features blue, cream and yellow flowers, interspersed with black birds on a natural taupe-colored background. Unique. Beautiful. Original. Value: $120 Motawi Tileworks 503G. Bouquets from Thompson Flowers Flowers are the perfect pick-me-up and a beautiful way to decorate your home. Enjoy 3 tied bunches from one of the area’s most sought-after florists. Items to be picked up by winning bidder. Valid until 2/28/13. Value: $180 Tom Thompson Flowers 504. Hand-embroidered Pillowcase With a sienna and cream background, and fuchsia, green and yellow highlights, this piece can grace a bed or sofa as a pillowcase, or frame it to make a lovely piece of art. Value: $150 Wadad Abed 505. Artisan Wine Goblet This beautiful clear wine goblet crafted by artist Charles Paul Savoie will be a wonderful addition to your glass collection, or a beautiful way to start a new one. Value: $250 Selo/Shevel Gallery 18


506. Original Art, Regork Tiles Nine paper tiles are mounted on a 30" x 30" stretched canvas backing. The tiles are made from recycled Kroger bags, thus the piece’s whimiscal name. Value: $300 Millie Danielson 507, 508 & 509. Vintage Photos of Ann Arbor These lovely 20" x 24" framed photographs are donated by local artist and actor familiar to the PNT stage—Mark Rademacher. Immerse yourself in these fascinasting photos and take a step back in time. Perhaps you will recognize some of the landmark buildings. Includes photo of Huron Street, circa 1900, Main Street, circa 1915 and Washington Street, circa 1915. Value: $80 each Mark Rademacher, Arcadia Graphics 510. Mackinac Elegy Original Watercolor This 26" x 32" framed watercolor captures the feeling of Northern Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac, while incorporating a fitting quote from The Tempest. It fits perfectly into our theme highlighting Michigan and will surely look beautiful in any home. Value: $400 Alan Billings 511. Summer Porch Original Watercolor The porch depicted in this lovely 20" x 27" piece evokes the peaceful days of an Up North summer. Value: $200 Alan Billings 512. Rooks Reckoning Original Watercolor In this 29" x 37" piece, a rook perched on an empty beach chair looks on as a storm approaches from across the water. Value: $450 Alan Billings 513. Viva Rock Vegas Framed Print This 22" x 20" whimsical Hana-Barbera Studio print is one of a limited edition. Value: $425 Park West Gallery 514G. Ten Thousand Villages Gift Certificate Use these two $25 gift cards to help beautify your home and at the same time, support artisans in developing countries. A fair trade store, Ten Thousands Villages offers unique home décor items, jewelry, and accents that will catch your eye and satisfy your soul. Value: $50 Ten Thousand Villages 19


515G. UMMA Tour and Gift Package Enjoy a docent tour of the University of Michigan Museum of Art for 15 people. You can also find answers to The Essential Questions of Life... or at least learn a little more about art with the booklet, FLUXUS and the Essential Questions of Life from the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College. A handy UMMA tote bag wraps up the package. Value: $90 University of Michigan Museum of Art 516G. $50 Frames Unlimited Gift Certificate Entrust your framing to this fourth-generation, Michigan-based, family business. Choose from professional picture framing, custom and readymade frames, art, wall décor, restoration services, or conservation framing by knowledgeable, creative associates delivering unsurpassed personal service. Value: $50 Frames Unlimited, Inc. 517. Framed Art Photo Local photographers Angela & Jim George have had their pictures displayed throughout the United States and Mexico. Their mission to create images that express a passion for nature, humanity, and the interaction of the two, is evident in this lovely 20" x 27" framed photograph, entitled Pathfinder. Pigment on archival paper. Value: $250 Angela & Jim George – Fotogypsies 518. Commemorative U of M Plates These two keepsake china plates depict the University of Michigan Big House, in the days before the addition of premium seating boxes, then after the recent renovation. Value: $110 J. Downs Herold – Classic Collegiate China 519. Decorative Pillow With orange and red and a whimsical print, this colorful and whimsical pillow will brighten any décor. Value: $39 Heavenly Metal 520 & 521 Beautiful Photos Two 8” x 10” framed photographs by Nancy Margolis. Value: $50 each Nancy Margolis

600 – Other Items & Services 601G. Dry Cleaning Certificates Receive a certificate to have one item picked up, drycleaned and pressed, and delivered back to you free each week for 6 months. 20


Maximum value $10 per week. Complimentary pickup from your home or office. Free pickup in Ann Arbor and Livingston County. Expires 3/24/13. Value: $260 Snedicor’s 602G. Gold Bond Cleaners $250 Gift Certificate Worn that dress already? Got mustard on your tie? Go ahead, get it cleaned! This will take all the hassle out of dry cleaning. Value: $250 Gold Bond Cleaners 603G. Alterations or Tailoring With this $50 gift certificate from Heather’s Place, you can have a garment hemmed, stitched, or altered, or have a piece of clothing created just for you. Value: $50 Heather Phillips, Heather’s Place 604. Art Book and Shirt Adorn yourself with this lovely T-shirt and lose yourself in the beautiful artbook, Tradition Transformed. Value: $50 University of Michigan Museum of Art 605G. One-Hour Organizing Seminar Want a simply organized life? Let Carolyn Anderson-Fermann, owner of Simply Organized Life, help you make sense of your chaos by attending a one-hour seminar with 10 or more of your closest, organizationally-challenged friends! Learn helpful tips and techniques for keeping yourself and family on an organized path. Value: $200 Carolyn Anderson-Fermann – Simply Organized Life 606. Book on CD Set Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, is a best-selling book in which the author dissects decision-making in his own inimitable fashion. A great read is now a great listen with this 7-CD set. Value: $39 Stephanie Benz 607G. Children’s Package Let your child’s imagination run wild with a magic wand foam construction set and other fun items in this gift basket from Learning Express. You can also visit Kerrytown and choose a unique toy or game with a $25 gift card from Mudpuddles, then, head downstairs to Elephant Ears and select an adorable piece of clothing with a $20 gift card. Value: $100 Learning Express, Mudpuddles at Kerrytown, Elephant Ears 21


608G. Me-me-me-meee! Voice Lessons From Phantom of the Opera, to Funny Girl, to Once Upon a Mattress, our own Naz Edwards has graced the stages of Broadway, Performance Network, and everywhere in between. And now this is your lucky chance to learn to sing like a star! Enjoy 4 private, 1-hour voice lessons with PNT Associate Artist Naz Edwards, in her home studio. Includes a CD by Naz. Mutually agreeable dates. Valid until 3/24/13. Value: $200 Naz Edwards 609G. Magic Show and Gift Bag Bring your friends and enjoy your very own magic show! Performed by local magician, Ken Magee, for up to 20 children and their parents at PNT on mutually agreeable date. Show lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Subject to availability. Also included is a tote with t-shirt, field guide and raptor notecards from Leslie Science & Nature Center. Value: $330 Ken Magee, Ann Arbor Magic Shop; Leslie Science & Nature Center 610. Skincare and Costmetics Package in Kate Spade Bag A complete beauty regimen in an adorable Kate Spade bag. Includes Artisty Crème LuXury skin cream, Crème LuXury eye cream, compact and powder, eyeliner and light-up lipgloss. Value: $750 Amway North America 611G. Infrared Breast Cancer Screening The clinical uses for digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) are many and can include early detection of lesions before they are clinically evident. Take advantage of this non-invasive, state-of-the-art medical opportunity, for you or for someone you love. Value: $200 Dr. Malcolm Sickels – Ann Arbor Thermography

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Live Auction L1. Country Roads Corvette Fall Weekend Package Enjoy the beautiful Up North fall colors as you zip along in “America’s Sports Car”–a brand new Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Pick the car up in Redford on Friday and return it Monday. Head north and have dinner for two at The New York Restaurant, followed by a relaxing night at The Inn at Bay Harbor. Located just south of Charlevoix on the shores of Lake Michigan, The Inn is Recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of The World’s Best Hotels. Relax and enjoy a complimentary spa treatment, as well. You’ll return rested and relaxed! Use of Corvette available until March 24, 2013. Must be licensed driver, 21 years or older with proof of insurance. Bay Harbor good for one night of lodging in a quarry-side Master Suite for two guests. Valid between October 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Redemption based upon availability; holiday/blackout periods and two night minimums may apply. Does not include meal or gratuities. Lodging reservations must be made in advance and certificate presented up on check-in. Nontransferrable and not valid with any other offer. Spa service excludes couples massage. Service charge included. Spa service reservations encouraged 2 to 4 weeks in advance. George Matick Chevrolet; The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Marriott Renaissance Golf and Spa Resort L2. Children’s Acting Party at the Theatre Your child or grandchild will always remember this fun and unique party at the Theatre. The experience begins with a children’s acting workshop by PNT Education and Outreach Director, Becky Fox, and winds up with a Children’s Theatre Network professional performance in the theatre. Children can meet the actors and enjoy refreshments after the show. Up to 25 children, ages 7 - 12. Parents welcome to attend. Maximum number of tickets available for the CTN show is 50. Performance Network Theatre L3. Torch Lake Get-Away and Chateau Chantal Tour and Wine Tasting for 4 Enjoy a 3-night stay for 1 to 2 couples or 1 family in this fabulous chalet located on Torch Lake – one of the most beautiful and serene lakes in the world. With two bedrooms (one king!), two bathrooms, a fireplace, a deck with BBQ, and a fully-equipped kitchen, you’ll love your time away and come home completely rejuvenated. While you’re in the area, visit Chateau Chantal and take a personal winery tour, 23


learn about the winemaking process, and enjoy tastings with a wine educator. Chalet is non smoking and available May-June and Sept.Oct. or summer weekend with approval of owner. Wine tasting valid until 3/24/13. Must schedule 1 month in advance; no weekends in Oct. Jeanette & Chuck Hescheles; Chateau Chantal L4-A. Local In-home Food and Wine Experience for 8 with Chef Brandon Johns Share the best culinary delights our area has to offer with this inhome Food and Wine experience. Chef Brandon Johns of the Grange Kitchen & Bar, known for his focus on locally-sourced foods, will prepare a spectacular meal just for you and your friends. Winemaker, Jim Lester, will select delicious pairings from Wyncroft, his boutique winery. Wyncroft produces world-class, hand-crafted wines from its unirrigated vineyards. The vineyard is purposely small and crop yields low for maximum flavor and concentration. Mutually agreeable date. Expires 3/24/13. Chef Brandon Johns, The Grange Kitchen & Bar; Jim Lester, Wyncroft Winery; Plum Market; Monahan’s Seafood Market - Kerrytown; Whole Foods Market; Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market; L4-B. Local In-home Food and Wine Experience for 8 with Chef Scott MacInnis This in-home dining experience for 8 lucky people, will be customized and prepared by Chef Scott MacInnis, owner of Tranche de Vie. Featuring local farmers and artisan specialty food makers, Tranche de Vie provides concierge chef service for one-of-a-kind events. Winemaker, Jim Lester, will select wine pairings from Wyncroft for this dinner, as well. Mutually agreeable date. Expires 3/24/13. Chef Scott MacInnis, Tranche de Vie; Jim Lester, Wyncroft Winery, People’s Food Co-op; Sparrow Meats & Produce; Christina Mooney L5. Summer in the City with the Detroit Tigers for 4 Hot town, summer in the city. Start with a visit to Detroit’s famous Slows BAR-B-Q with this $50 gift card. Then make your way to Comerica Park for an exciting Detroit Tigers’ game. Your 4 great, premium seats are just 10 rows off the field, between first and home (behind the visitors’ dugout). You’ll be so close you’ll be able to hear Jim Leyland mumble in person, although you’ll still have no idea what he’s saying. Anne & Matt Steinhauer; Slows BAR-B-Q

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L6. Michigan Theatre Movie Date with Film Professor-Emeritus and Man-about-Town, Frank Beaver Your party of five will attend a film of your choice with U of M Professor Emeritus Frank Beaver. Since 1969, Frank has had an illustrious career in the film industry. As a former department chair of U of M’s Communications and Screen Arts and Culture Department, author, editor of numerous books and articles on film history, art and criticism, and beloved mentor to many film students, this is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Enjoy a lively discussion over hors d’oeuvres, dessert and wine at Sava’s Restaurant following the film. Mutually agreeable date between mid-Oct. to end-Nov., 2012. Includes two bottles of wine. Private room at Sava’s, depending up availability. Prof. Frank Beaver, Sava’s Restaurant, Michigan Theater, Louise Taylor L7. Exclusive Wine Package 2002 Magnum (1.5 L) Marilyn Velvet Wine Collection – On May 27, 1949, photographer Tom Kelley and an aspiring but unknown actress held a two-hour photo session that made history and established Marilyn Monroe as the ultimate sex symbol of the 20th century. The Velvet Collection wines are as sumptuous, inviting, and rare as these images of Marilyn Monroe that grace their labels. This is the first vintage of this great collection and is a very limited edition. In addition, you will receive a 1997 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 1997 (750ml) (Rayne Vigneau) and a 1998 Chateau Climens (750ml). Karen and Richard Brown L8. Round of Golf with PNT Celebrity for 3 People Enjoy a round of golf for you and 2 friends with well-known PNT actor, Phil Powers at Lake Forest Golf Club. Have fun on the links with Phil, nearly as good a golfer as he is an actor (and that’s saying something!) Includes cart and lunch at Ogie’s Bar and Grille. Valid any time. Expires 3/24/13. Lake Forest Golf Club; Phil Powers L9. Hilton Head Get-Away Spend your Holiday in Hilton Head! With sunny days, peaceful beaches and mild temperatures, winter on Hilton Head Island is a beautiful time to become rejuvenated. This beautiful 2.5 bedroom condo at Swallowtail at Sea Pines offers full amenities and sleeps 8. The trolly, which services the entire island, is located just across the street. Enjoy the spring, or make it a holiday get-away when you can visit the festival of lights, or take a caroling hayride! Available 4/134/19/12; 4/20-4/26/12; 12/21-12/27/12 or 12/28-1/3/13. Loretta Skewes 25


L10. Support a PNT Apprentice If you’ve bought tickets, attended a play, or had just about any interaction with Performance Network, you’ve encountered one of our hard-working apprentices. They do everything--and we mean everything! Their job duties include selling tickets, building sets, managing front of house, assistant stage managing, marketing projects, mailing your season tickets, working on fundraising mailings, putting together food for opening night celebrations, and cleaning the theatre. And that’s just the beginning. They work an average of 60-80 hours a week--and we, quite literally, wouldn’t be able to run the theatre without them. This is an invaluable experience for them, providing intense, hands-on training in all areas of theatre. The cost for three apprentices is $45,000 annually. Tonight we are asking for your help to support this vitally important program. You’ll hear a brief presentation by Lindsey Ford, a recent apprentice “graduate.” Please, raise your bidder paddle to contribute. L11. Cocktail Party and Mixology Class in your Home for 20--Complete with Waiters and Butler! Gather your friends for a great cocktail party where you can enjoy your favorite drinks--and learn how to make the perfect cocktail yourself. You choose the theme—martinis, bourbon drinks, rum drinks—your imagination is the limit. A Ravens Club professional mixologist will come to your home bringing everything needed for this 3-hour event, including delicious hors d’oeuvres, fresh-squeezed juices, house-made mixers, glassware and garnishes for 20. You’ll also experience an entertaining wait staff as PNT actors and staff serve, along with your own butler, Auctioneer Charles Wickins. Dessert provided by Masri’s Bakery. Jeff Paquin, Ravens Club; Becki Spangler & Peyton Bland; PNT artists; Charles Wickins; Masri’s Bakery L12. Malcolm Tulip/Barbara Bach Murder Mystery Party for 8 A “who-dunnit” in which you and your friends play the zany cast of 8 characters, led by none other than PNT artist and tonight’s honoree, Malcolm Tulip. Enjoy this crazy good time, at the home of Barbara Bach. The menu for dinner is straight from Dallas’ best restaurants like The Mansion, along with selected Texas wines! Yee-haw! Mutually agreeable date. Expires 3/24/13. Barbara Bach; Malcolm Tulip; Aunt Agatha’s New & Used Mysteries, Detection & True Crime Books 26


L13. Tour of Area Wineries for 4 with Chauffer Gather your friends, climb inside an SUV with driver from Golden Limo, and spend the day visiting two great Michigan wineries, ending with dinner at The Ravens Club. Begin with a stop at Chateau Aeronautique near Jackson, and enjoy a tasting in the winery’s private tasting room, with stemware to take home as a momento. Tour the winery, which also serves as a hangar for the pilot/winemaker. Travel back to Ann Arbor for a stop at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino where you will enjoy their 100% natural wines with no sulfites or preservatives. Hors d’oeuvres served with both tastings. Top off the day with dinner at The Ravens Club, home of heirloom cuisine and innovative cocktails. On mutually agreeable date. Must be 21 or over. Chateau Aeronautique Winery, DeAngelis Cantina del Vino; Golden Limousine L14. PNT Behind the Scenes Theatre Experience for 4 Take an up-close look at a PNT show! 1 to 2 people can watch the action from backstage--depending on space. Then, head to Arbor Brewing company following the show for a cast party. Receive a momento of your experience with playbills and posters signed by the cast and director. Closing Sunday of one of PNT’s 2012-2013 shows. Performance Network Theatre, Arbor Brewing Company

L15. New York City Theatre Weekend

Have a great Father’s Day weekend in NYC! Enjoy a luxurious 2-bedroom suite at the Hilton Club, with a kingsized bed in each room and a sofa bed in the living room. Sleeps up to 6. Located on 37th and 38th floors of the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Ave. and 54th St. On June 16, walk just a few short blocks to the Sondheim Theatre and enjoy a performance of the much-loved classic, Anything Goes. You’ll be humming great tunes like De-Lovely and I Get a Kick out of You for days! Check in at Hilton Club June 15, check-out June 18, 2012. Russ Larson & Ann Martin; Maury Binkow

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Come in for the best lunch in town! Served M-Sat 11am - 3pm Bagels + lox served all day Sunday Retail Hours: M-F 8am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 5pm 734.662.5118 www.monahansseafood.com 407 N Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 27


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