Celebrating the Treasures of Washington Theatre
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 6:30 pm | Four Seasons Hotel Washington
Washington theatre . . .
theatreWashington . . .
Encompasses over 80 professional theatre companies
Is the ONLY organization dedicated solely to strengthening, representing, and supporting all segments of Washington’s professional theatre community—theatres, professionals, and diverse audiences of all ages.
Produces more than 400 productions every year Is presented before more than 2 million audience members annually Boasts the leaders in regional, classical, contemporary, and musical theatre
Strengthens our community by bringing critical theatre education services to area children, facilitating dynamic marketing initiatives and research projects, and honoring excellence on Washington stages with the annual presentation of the Helen Hayes Awards.
Has everything you want to see: Re-imagined classics and revolutionary contemporary work Electrifying world premieres and timeless revivals with innovative twists Rousing musicals, touring companies, and festivals Inspiring children’s theatre, readings, and educational programs Incredible talents of world-renowned actors, directors, and designers Diverse and exciting performance spaces in contemporary structures, historic playhouses, and intimate storefronts and warehouses
So Why Go Anywhere Else?
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Represents Washington theatre with proactive and reactive advocacy services to help progress important issues affecting theatres and audiences. Supports Washington actors, designers, technicians, administrators, production personnel, theatre leaders, and board members with personal and professional resources such as peer networking; learning opportunities that address the growing economic, technological, and logistical complexities of the theatre; and web-based communication systems to help them make essential connections. Tells the story of Washington theatre, building educated, diverse, and engaged theatre audiences that are essential to the health, success, and vitality of the metropolitan area at large.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington Friday, October 26, 2012 Victor Shargai, Chairman Betsy Karmin, Vice-Chair Celebrating the Treasures of Washington Theatre
Linda Levy Grossman, President & CEO
THE HOST COMMITTEE
Helenâ€™s Star Honorees Bonnie Fogel Founder and Executive Director Imagination Stage Bethesda, MD
The Honorable William D. Euille Mayor of Alexandria, VA Mark Feldheim Philippa Hughes Susan Lacz Craig Pascal
Producing Artistic Director MetroStage Alexandria, VA
Artistic Director Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater Washington, DC
Tommy Wells, DC Councilmember Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
AUCTIONEER Sebastian Clarke
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Schedule & Menu This special night raises funds to support education, community building, and professional development services for Washington theatres, artists, and audiences of all ages.
Cocktails Silent Auction
Cherry Glenn goat cheese, candied pecans, poached shaved pear, dried fruits, and a bouquet of fall greens dressed with a maple vinaigretteÂ
Opening Act Welcome Live Auction Dinner
Main Event Presentation of Helenâ€™s Star to Bonnie Fogel Founder and Executive Director, Imagination Stage Carolyn Griffin Producing Artistic Director, MetroStage Molly Smith Artistic Director, Arena Stage
Finale Curtain Call Show Tunes & Cocktails around the piano
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Sumptuous Supper Maple-miso glazed Chilean sea bass on risotto and baby French beans, punctuated with a ginger-cider gastrique
Sweet Endings Apple toffee milk chocolate caramel mousse, compressed apples, vanilla caramel jelly, and toasted brioche adorned with a crown of caramel milk sorbet
Sponsors & Special Thanks Friends to Recognize
Friends to Thank Sebastian Clarke — auctioneer extraordinaire, for generously sharing his dazzling talents
Bloomberg BNA — Paul Wojcik, Chairman, and the extraordinary staff for their friendship and generous support of our publications over many years
American Airlines — for a most treasured partnership The Four Seasons Hotel Washington — Christian Clerc, Yvette Thomas-Henry, Joseph Richter, Jenelle Lombardo, Gail Bennett, Sami Katrib, Executive Chef Douglass Anderson, Pastry Chef Charles Froke, and their amazing staff for always welcoming us back home
Our Gala Crew — our imaginative and resourceful collaborators — whose beautiful touches are the hallmark of our celebrations: Atmosphere • Corporate Visions • Drapes and Drops • Jordan Kitt's Music • Fabrications • Perfect Settings • Potomac Floral Wholesale • Swank
Our Silent Auction Hosts — Rena Cherry Brown, Felicia Curry, Ricardo Frederick Evans, Karlah Hamilton, Helen Hedman, Donna Migliaccio, and Dawn Ursula
Glenn Pearson — Our resident virtuoso who fills our auction, and our lives, with the sound of his wonderful music
Global Printing — For going beyond the call of duty in the production of auction materials
PHOTO CREDITS Page 2—Left: Katie Atkinson, Metamorphoses (Constellation Theatre Company); Right: Cast of Liberty Smith (Ford’s Theatre). Page 10—Imagination Stage: Top: Cast of George & Martha: Tons of Fun. Photographer: Scott Suchman; Center Left: Casie Platt, Rana Kay, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Photographer: Scott Suchman; Center Right: Jasmin Danielle Johnson, Julia Krebs Patterson, Mouse on the Move. Photographer: Blake Echols. Bottom Left: Katie deBuys, Christopher Wilson, Michael Glenn, Aladdin’s Luck. Photographer: Scott Suchman; Bottom Right: Casie Platt, Tyler Herman, Perseus Bayou. Photographer: Scott Suchman. Page 11—MetroStage: Top: Cast of The All Night Strut! Photographer: Christopher Banks; Center Left: Felicia Curry and Stephen Gregory Smith, Tick Tick Boom. Photographer: Colin Hovde; Center Right: Michelle E. Jordan, Peggy Ann Blow, C. Kelly Wright, Bricktop. Photographer: Marc J. Paquette. Bottom Left: Cast of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Photographer: Christopher Banks; Bottom Right: Crystal Fox, Felicia Curry, Bernadine Mitchell, Three Sistahs. Photographer: Colin Hovde. Page 12—Arena Stage: Top: Cast of The Music Man. Photographer: Joan Marcus; Center Left: Lise Bruneau, Stephen Schnetzer, Lindsey Kyler, Legacy of Light. Photographer: Scott Suchman; Center Right: Cast of Cabaret. Photographer: Scott Suchman; Bottom Left: Eleasha Gamble, Nicholas Rodriguez, Oklahoma! Photographer: Carol Rosegg; Bottom Right: Cast of Trouble in Mind. Photographer: Richard Anderson.
Our Great Appreciation to Rebecca Baird-Remba Brad Beaty Passages of Distinction Brenda Brody Jenny Cartney Karen Cenname Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Michele Coleman Margaret Engel Peter Grazzini Perfect Settings Emily Hansen, Joshua Meyer, and Kevin Wyatt BidPal Network Cathy Hagle Connoisseur Travel Nancy Horrigan
Lauren Howard Gail Humphries-Mardirosian Jana Kasperkevic Stefanie Levy Tom Pederson Christine Scott Gina Sherman and Cathy O'Connell Tiny Jewel Box Bobby Smith Eddie Shramek Norah Vawter Mike Wright Bloomberg BNA Wisey's Restaurant and Betti Brown, our constant source of inspiration and encouragement
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Programs + Services Proceeds from this evening’s benefit auction support the innovative programs of theatreWashington, from building audiences and marketing the Washington theatre brand, to helping theatre artists through unexpected emergencies. TheatreWashington Logo Specifications
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TixCertificates ______________________, you have been given the great gift of Washington Theatre. Use this certificate to enjoy a performance at a Washington area threatre you already love, OR discover a theatre you’ve never attended. TixCertificates are honored by any of the participating theatres listed in the theatreWashington Theatre Guide.
The theatreWashington Guide
The ultimate online resource for what’s playing on Washington stages. Features include Washington’s only show-selector system to seek and sort productions based on specific interests, extensive information about productions and artists, as well as fascinating stories from behind the scenes.
A comprehensive directory, widely distributed throughout the region, detailing theatre information, festivals, neighborhoods, and much more.
The perfect gift to introduce — or re-introduce — family and friends to the experience of live theatre via gift certificates valid at over 40 Washington-area professional theatres.
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Washington Collaborative Audience Database A comprehensive database culled from almost 40 participating theatres providing up-to-date analysis to ensure marketing efficiency and patron retention while reducing duplicative efforts and excess costs.
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showTunes & cocktails a program of theatreWashington
Helen Hayes Recommended
An annual week-long celebration to build awareness of Washington’s vibrant theatre community through special performances, backstage events, panel discussions, workshops, and area-wide promotions.
A real-time endorsement for theatres to promote exceptional work and cultivate audiences while their productions are still running.
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Washington Audience Development Initiative Multi-layered marketing and awareness campaigns that promote Washington theatre regionally and nationally as a world-class theatre destination.
Show Tunes & Cocktails A monthly sing-a-long for theatre lovers to join special guests from Washington stages to belt out show tunes in intimate settings.
Programs + Services The Helen Hayes Awards The annual event that honors extraordinary achievement in—and draws regional and national attention to— Washington professional theatre. Artists, audiences, supporters, and some of the most notable leaders in American theatre join together to celebrate their combined accomplishments and Washington theatre.
grandFriends Club An intergenerational program for grandparents and grandfriends alike to share theatre with the young people in their lives by utilizing online tools to help select productions, resources for before and after the show, and a host of other customized benefits that facilitate the gift of theatregoing.
Intrinsic Impact Study An unprecedented nationwide study of prestigious theatre companies, mentored regionally by theatreWashington, which resulted in a valuable tool to measure the powerful emotional impact of theatre.
The Washington Theatre Legacy Project
The theatreWashington Education Expo
The theatreWashington Education Directory
A landmark program that, since 1994, has provided the tools, resources, and opportunities to incorporate theatre into the daily lives of area children, enriching, connecting, and strengthening the future generation of our community.
A centralized forum for the region’s 90+ theatre education programs to connect directly with public school educators and parents so they may identify and implement programming that best suits their students’ needs and curricula.
An interactive, comprehensive, online directory of classes, workshops, camps, after-school programs, residencies, and seminars — for children and adults.
theatreWashington Green Rooms
The Canadian/Washington Theatre Partnership
Taking Care of Our Own
Monthly networking opportunities to encourage mentorship and sharing of ideas between emerging and leading theatre professionals in a highly creative environment.
An annual cultural exchange offering Washington area Artistic Directors the opportunity to explore Canada’s innovative theatrical offerings during a week-long residency.
An initiative to meet the critical need of providing Washington area theatre professionals with financial assistance in emergency situations.
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Tonight’s Entertainment from Imagination Stage
from Arena Stage
“Alone in the Universe” from Seussical Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Performed by Matthew A. Anderson and Simon Diesenhaus
“My Childhood” from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Music by Jacques Brel Lyrics by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman Performed by Natascia Diaz
“On The Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe Performed by Nicholas Rodriguez
Seussical, directed by Janet Stanford, will be presented at Imagination Stage November 17, 2012-January 6, 2013
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, directed by Serge Seiden, was presented at MetroStage August 30, 2012-October 21, 2012
My Fair Lady, directed by Molly Smith, will be presented at Arena Stage November 2, 2012-January 6, 2013
Matthew A. Anderson is thrilled to be part of honoring Bonnie tonight. This holiday season he can be seen as Horton in Seussical, which will mark his third show with Imagination Stage. Additionally, he has worked with Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre Center, Theater J, Signature Theatre, Adventure Theater, to name a few, and was involved in the DC Fringe Festival in 2009 and 2010. He is currently a Teaching Artist with Ford’s, working with their ‘Speak Like The President’ Oratory Program, and is a proud native of beautiful Boise, Idaho.
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Simon Diesenhaus, 12, is a sixth grader at Georgetown Day School and will be making his professional debut at Imagination Stage in Seussical. He has been in numerous musical theatre productions at Musical Theater Center and French Woods Festival, where he recently played the role of Little Guido in the musical Nine, a role he also played at American University in 2010. Other roles include the Little Boy in Ragtime at Act II at The Levine School of Music and Horton in Seussical Jr. Simon loves skiing, singing, playing the piano, and “fighting” with his brothers. He wants to thank his whole family and his voice teacher, Jeff Tarr, for helping him get here.
Natascia Diaz received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award (in a tie with theatre legend Chita Rivera) as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical in the Metro Stage world premiere of Rooms: a rock romance. Her performance in the central role of Esmeralda Agron in the Public Theatre’s production of The Capeman, directed by Diane Paulus, captured the attention of the New York Times as, “heartbreaking; one of the most magnetic musical theatre performances of the year.” Natascia is most widely recognized for her featured story in the acclaimed Sony Classics documentary film, Every Little Step.
Nicholas Rodriguez can soon be seen in My Fair Lady at Arena Stage where he was last seen as Curly in Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award) and Light in the Piazza. On Broadway, he performed the title role in Tarzan, and Off-Broadway, he has appeared in The Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, and Bajour. His tours include Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Evita (Che), and Hair (Claude). His regional credits include The Ten Commandments (Kodak Theatre), Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Master Class, Love, Valour, Compassion!, and The King & I . On screen, he was seen in Sex and the City 2 (soundtrack) and as Nick Chavez on ABC’s One Life to Live (GLAAD award). Nicholas is the Artistic Director of The Broadway Dreams Foundation (www. mybroadwaydreams.com).
Overture “Change” from A New Brain Music and Lyrics by William Finn Performed by Donna Migliaccio Finale “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Performed by Karlah Hamilton
Donna Migliaccio has been a fixture on the DC theatre scene since 1987 and has performed in just about every venue in the metro area. On Broadway, she portrayed the radical anarchist Emma Goldman in the 2010 revival of Ragtime and appeared as General Cartwright in the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Guys & Dolls. Recent area performances include Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man at Arena Stage and Betsy Ross in the world premiere of Liberty Smith at Ford’s Theatre. Beginning November 14th she’ll be appearing as the Stepmother in Olney Theatre Center's holiday production of Cinderella. She is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards and has been honored with an additional nine nominations.
Karlah Hamilton played Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and all over America with the Troika Organization as the Princess Puffer in Edwin Drood, The Duchess of Dene in Me and My Girl, Mae in Ziegfeld, and Mama Rose in Gypsy. Karlah starred locally as Maggie Jones in 42nd Street (Harlequin Dinner Theatre – Helen Hayes Nomination), the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Olney Theatre Center), Ilona Hickock in First Lady Suite (Helen Hayes Nomination) and Felicia Gabriel in The Witches of Eastwick (Signature Theatre – Helen Hayes Award). Recently, she and her husband launched their own production group, Main Street Theatre Company.
Helen’s Star “Helen’s Star,” just like the Helen Hayes Award, is named for the First Lady of the American Theatre and native Washingtonian who epitomized excellence and accomplishment.
About Helen’s Star “Helen’s Star,” just like the Helen Hayes Award, is named for the First Lady of the American Theatre and native Washingtonian who epitomized excellence and accomplishment. In that spirit, this evening serves as an occasion to honor and thank extraordinary individuals who, with their generosity and efforts, have changed the landscape of Washington theatre. This year’s recipients are three daring dreamers who adroitly harnessed the transformative power of theatre. With fortitude, leadership, and vision, they not only changed the landscape of Washington theatre, but literally shaped and redefined the District, Maryland, and Virginia. The 2012 Helen’s Star is presented to Imagination Stage Founder and Executive Director Bonnie Fogel, MetroStage Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin, and Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith.
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2012 Helen's Star Honorees Bonnie Fogel FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IMAGINATION STAGE Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Bonnie Fogel founded Imagination Stage, Inc. (formerly, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, Inc.) in 1979 with a view to bringing the kind of cultural upbringing she enjoyed in that country to American children. Almost 33 years later, Imagination Stage serves approximately
and building Imagination Stage. As
100,000 children and their families
Executive Director, she bears chief
a year and is the largest theatre
responsibility for strategic direction,
and arts center for children on the
mission, vision, and finding the
east coast. Imagination Stage is
resources to support the organization.
a private, not-for-profit institution
In recognition of her leadership, she
that nurtures the creative spirit,
has received many awards including,
inherent in all children, by using
but not limited to: Marylandâ€™s Top
theatre to open hearts, inspire
100 Women (2010), Women Who
minds, and ignite imaginations.
Mean Business (2008) [Washington
Dedicated to innovation, diversity,
Business Journal], Smart CEO: 25 Top
and inclusion, Imagination Stage
Business Women (2007), Maryland
has established itself as a dynamic
Top 100 Women (2006), Arts Stars
force in the economic and cultural
(2005) [Montgomery College], and
life of the Greater Washington
Washingtonian of the Year (2004)
metro area and is recognized for
its cutting edge approaches to making its professional theatre and arts education programs accessible to all children. Imagination Stage is nationally known for its inclusion policies which create accommodations for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or who have cognitive or physical disabilities. Ms. Fogel's main focus during the past 33 years has been on establishing
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2012 Helen's Star Honorees Carolyn Griffin PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR METROSTAGE Carolyn Griffin has been with MetroStage since its founding in 1984 and has produced over 75 mainstage productions, including three plays and seven musicals that were world premieres by Washington area and national playwrights. She is committed to producing exceptional contemporary writing and showcasing outstanding regional acting talent for broad-based audiences from the Washington metropolitan area. Ms. Griffin is the co-founder of the Alexandria Arts Forum, which she chaired for five years, and has served on many regional panels for area arts commissions. She has received many awards including the Actors’ Center Award of Distinction, the Cultural Affairs Award from the Alexandria Commission for Women, and the 2005 ALEX Award. She was named a "Living Legend" in Alexandria in 2007. She is on the Board of The Playwrights' Forum and was chosen by the Canadian Embassy and the Helen Hayes Awards to travel to Canada in 2004 as part of the Canadian/ Washington Theatre Partnership. Ms. Griffin holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Catholic University and an MBA from Georgetown University. She has four children who live in Washington, DC; New York City; Savannah, GA; and Alexandria, VA.
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2012 Helen's Star Honorees Molly Smith ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER Molly Smith has been instrumental in leading the reinvention of Arena Stage, focusing on the creation of the new Mead Center for American Theater as well as major artistic changes. Arena Stage is a center for the production, presentation, development, and study of American theatre. Ms. Smith has been a leader in new play development for 30 years, while at Arena Stage for the past 14 years, and at Perseverance Theatre in Alaska, the theatre she founded and led for 19 years. Ms. Smith is a great believer in first, second, and third productions of new work and has championed projects like Next to Normal, How I Learned to Drive, and Passion Play, A Cycle. Ms. Smith has directed for Arena Stage Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How I Learned to Drive, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, All My Sons, The Great White Hope, Coyote Builds North America, Agamemnon and His Daughters, A Moon for the Misbegotten, South Pacific, An American Daughter, Camelot, Orpheus Descending, Anna Christie, Passion Play, A Cycle, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, The Women of Brewster Place, Christmas Carol 1941, Legacy of Light, The Light in the Piazza, Oklahoma!, The Book Club Play, and The Music Man.
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Ms. Smith has worked alongside playwrights Sarah Ruhl, Paula Vogel, Tim Acito, Karen Zacarías, John Murrell, James Magruder, Barry Lopez, and many others. Her directorial work has also been seen at the Shaw Festival in Canada, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and Centaur Theatre in Montreal.
Special Guests Sebastian Clarke | Auctioneer Sebastian Clarke is a Senior Vice President and Director in Doyle New York’s English and Continental Furniture Department. Born in Wales, Mr. Clarke hails from a family of art experts, including both of his parents. After moving to the United States from the United Kingdom in 1995, he immersed himself in the fine art and auction world as an apprentice restorer and art handler at the renowned Manhattan studio of Simon Parkes Art Conservation. He then spent three years with auctioneers C.G. Sloan & Co. in Rockville, MD, where he eventually moved in to the role of Chief Registrar for the firm. In 2000, Mr. Clarke joined Doyle New York, where he served first as a Junior Cataloger, then as a General Furniture and Decorative
Arts Appraiser before moving to Sotheby’s, New York in 2004 as a Specialist in the European Furniture Department. In January 2007, he joined Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house based in Philadelphia, as Vice President and head of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts Department. In August 2008, he returned to Doyle New York where he is an auctioneer and a Vice President in the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations Department. In addition to his professional responsibilities Mr. Clarke is a popular and esteemed charity auctioneer. Mr. Clarke is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised nationwide on the PBS network.
Glenn Pearson | Pianist Glenn Pearson, pianist, bandleader, and music director, leads the acclaimed dance band Floating Opera and the Glenn Pearson Jazz Ensemble, and is the Pianist for the Cameron Strings Chamber Orchestra. Equally comfortable in classical, jazz, pop, rock, and rhythm and blues, he has performed at the White House, Kennedy Center, National Theatre, Library of Congress, and dozens of other public venues and private homes in the United States and abroad.
a wide array of charitable and civic groups, including Martha’s Table, Second Genesis, Children's Hospital, National Kidney Foundation, National Parkinson's Foundation, and more. Glenn studied piano in the undergraduate and graduate divisions of Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD.
His company, Glenn Pearson Productions, is a music and entertainment contracting business involving more than 200 musicians and other entertainers. In addition to donating his time and talent to music and entertainment productions, he gives the same to
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Cookie’s Classrooms Connecting Theatre Education Programs with the Children Who Need Them Most Cecelia Fisher “Cookie” Rudman
critical thinking, problem solving,
Through its unique power to inspire
we can connect children and adults,
was a vibrant woman who keenly
empathy, theatre teaches children
and teachers and parents with valuable
understood the essential role theatre
new ways in which to address old
online resources and opportunities that
plays in the academic and social
engagement, powers of observation,
challenges and — for everyone — an
support their academic, social, and
development of children. In her
confidence, movement, trust, and
appreciation of what it is that makes
memory, we established Cookie’s
focus—not to mention enhanced
Classrooms to ensure that the magic
aptitude in language arts, history,
Inspired by Cookie Rudman’s wisdom
and practical applications of live
science, and mathematics. Theatre
For 18 years, with programs in DC
theatre will always be available to
fosters ambition and direction,
public schools and area Boys & Girls
has become the definitive resource for
motivating the new generation
Clubs, theatreWashington has made
information about theatre education
children throughout our community.
and enthusiasm, theatreWashington
of a creative workforce to greater
the joy and power of live theatre
throughout the region. With your
It’s been proven over and over again:
achievement. And when the mind is
possible for close to 40,000 children.
support we can ensure that dynamic
for children, theatre stimulates
fed, the body will be fed forever.
Now, with over 90 education programs
theatre education programs reach the
offered by Washington area theatres,
children who need them most.
responsibility, communication skills,
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Conditions of Sale
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Before you place a bid on any auction package, please be familiar with ALL applicable conditions and restrictions and these Conditions of Sale.
Do not assume something is included if it’s not specifically listed in the package description. All inclusive components are listed in this program.
If a desired component is not specifically listed, it is not included in the
The Property offered in this sale will be offered and sold by theatreWashington. theatreWashington does not assume any risk, liability, or responsibility of the authenticity or the authorship of any property offered at this auction.
Any property may be withdrawn by theatreWashington at any time before the actual sale without any liability.
theatreWashington reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder.
All property is sold “as is” and theatreWashington does not make any representations or warranties of any kind or nature, expressed or
The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the
purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall
implied, with respect to the property, including its physical condition, size,
have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to
quality, rarity, importance, genuineness, attribution, authenticity, provenance,
re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale,
or historical relevance.
theatreWashington sales records shall be conclusive in all respects.
Values indicated for property auctioned are estimates only and are not warranted by theatreWashington for tax purposes. Receipts will be
provided to purchasers at the conclusion of the evening, pursuant to current
If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject
the same and withdraw the article from sale. And, if having acknowledged an
IRS regulations. All airfare values represented are based on fair market value
opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he may
as of October 16, 2012. If fuel prices fluctuate during the validation period of
reject the advance.
any travel package, the overall package value may change commensurately.
Due to current issues in the airline industry, theatreWashington strongly recommends that you reserve your American Airlines flights as soon as
possible following the Auction event. All seats are subject to availability and space can be extremely limited throughout the year. Also, in some cases, flights may not be confirmed until a few weeks prior to departure. theatreWashington encourages you to contact Connoisseur Travel for assistance as soon as possible. If for any
Once a bidder is acknowledged by the auctioneer to be the purchaser, the title of the item will pass to the purchaser, who thereupon
assumes full risk and responsibility for the item.
If a bidder has pre-registered for the auction, the bidder’s credit card will be charged and any items on which they placed the winning bid
must be claimed at the end of the evening. If a bidder has not pre-registered,
reason you are unable to redeem the tickets for that specific package, they can be
they will receive an invoice that can be settled by credit card or check. You
used for the same class travel with a similar category destination.
may receive separate invoices for live auction purchases and any other
additional donations. Transportation, taxes, gratuities, and all other costs not specified in the description of the item will be borne by the bidder. It is the bidder’s
responsibility to be fully acquainted—prior to bidding—with all stated restrictions, conditions, and limitations applicable to any item bid upon.
All items must be removed from the premises tonight. Complimentary delivery is available only for those items indicated,
within the Washington Metropolitan area, tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Unless otherwise specified, dates and times for services offered are to be arranged between the item donor and the purchaser for their mutual
convenience. Unless otherwise specified, all auction services must be used no later than October 26, 2013. Validation periods cannot be extended.
All sales are final. There can be no exchanges or refunds of any auction item purchased.
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Pie, Glorious Pie In Pie We Crust! Dangerously Delicious serves up the
PACKAGE VALUE $420
sweet and savory from their fun and funky H Street,
One Dangerously Delicious pie each month for a year
NE shop to your table, once a month for a year.
Dangerously Delicious Pies
Dangerously Delicious Pies Once a Month for One Year
Live Dangerously! Or eat Dangerously with Dangerously Delicious Pies once a month for one year. Rodney “The Pie Man” Henry and his H Street kitchen full of the coolest pie slingers in town will treat you to a dozen sumptuous sweet and savory pies. Featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Guilty Pleasures” and voted BEST PIE in Baltimore Magazine’s “Best Of” issue, the now DC staple lives up to its motto “In
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Pie We Crust.” From their famous Baltimore Bomb to their ruthless original takes on raspberry, cherry, chocolate cream, key lime, custard, coconut chess, the list of decadent flavors wrapped inside sugarcrisped crusts goes on and on and… Lest we forget the savory fare — pulled pork, potato, and a chicken pot pie that’s a personal favorite of Miss Paula Deen. Or try the quiches — roasted veggie, crab and cheddar, or the Cowboy Quiche that went head to head in a
“Throwdown with Bobby Flay.” All pies are made from scratch the old-school way, no additives or preservatives. Only the freshest ingredients are used in each pie delighting your taste buds and making Henry’s grandma proud. With culinary credibility that would make Martha Stewart blush and a chock full menu that will please any palate, this is the year to live, and eat, Dangerously — with Dangerously Delicious Pies.
RESTRICTIONS Pickup on the day of your choosing. Must call one week in advance to reserve your pie. Based upon availability. Delivery NOT INCLUDED. Valid November 1, 2012 to November 11, 2013.
English Town and Country American Airlines will fly you first class for your Town
PACKAGE VALUE $9,268
and Country adventure at the Four Seasons Hotel London
First Class air transportation for two between Washington and London Two nights for two at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf Two tickets to your choice of show at The Royal Court Theatre Two nights for two at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
at Canary Wharf and the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.
To England you go with American Airlines and Four Seasons Hotels England is timeless. It is both epic with its rolling hills, history, and lore and cutting edge in its fashion, food, and theatre. This classic escape offers both so no need to choose. You and a friend begin in unsurpassed luxury, flying American Airlines — first class — on their premiere flagship service to London. Upon arrival at Heathrow, jump in an iconic black cab for the quick jaunt to the Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf. This elegant Philippe Starck-designed hotel sits in a vibrant new section of town overlooking stunning views of the River Thames and all of London’s lights. For three days and two nights, your deluxe room provides the perfect in-town base for exploration, shopping, and theatre going. Two house seats are waiting for you at The Royal Court Theatre, Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new works from around the world. Then, just an hour away is your country retreat: the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, a restored historic Georgian manor house that seamlessly blends English country
living with 21st-century modernity. For three days and two nights, in an Executive Suite, enjoy an extensive range of outdoor activities, such as horse riding or clay pigeon shooting, as well as indoor options including spa treatments, swimming, and one of the area’s most sought-after restaurants, Seasons. In town or in the countryside, your English address is the Four Seasons.
American Airlines Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire The Royal Court Theatre
RESTRICTIONS FOUR SEASONS HOTEL HAMPSHIRE: Voucher is not redeemable for cash, is subject to availability, valid Monday through Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and Festive periods, includes local VAT and expires on August 31, 2013. Not transferable between hotels. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT CANARY WHARF: Valid on weekends from Friday to Sunday through August 31, 2013. Prior reservation required. Voucher not redeemable for cash, is subject to availability, and may not be used on conjunction with another voucher. Voucher not valid at another hotel managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Includes any local taxes and must not be re-sold. AMERICAN AIRLINES: All travel must be completed by October 26, 2013. Certificate is void if sold, purchased, or bartered. Award letters/tickets are non-transferable. Award letters are not replaceable if lost or stolen and cannot be extended or renewed. A Processing Fee will be charged to reinstate travel not cancelled prior to ticketed departure (based on the class of service). Passengers are not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American may offer. Travel is not valid on AA codeshare flights. Travel must be via the most direct American Airlines/American Eagle routing. Unnecessary and circuitous routings, connecting points, and/or segments are prohibited. When redeeming a business class certificate and business blass is not offered, travel will only be valid for Coach. Maximum one stopover allowed on applicable routing. $100.00 USD Per Person Stopover Fee Applies. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and service charges are the responsibility of the passenger, including checked baggage fees and other airport related charges. All fees are payable via credit card and are NON-REFUNDABLE. One credit card per booking must be in the name of one of the passengers or be a corporate card. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel, and change policies without advance notice. Does not include ground transportation.
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Lights. Camera. Sundance! PACKAGE VALUE
Be a part of the glamor and excitement of Sundance Film Festival, January 22 – 27, 2013 with American Airlines and The Silverado Lodge for two.
Celebrate indie films at the Sundance Film Festival Lights. Camera. Sundance! Walk the red carpet at the distinguished 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. This primo package will grant you and your guest access to the incredible innovation of trendy risk-takers and story-makers of the silver screen. As the preeminent festival for independent films and filmmakers, Sundance is the place where such Best Picture-nominated films like of Precious, An Education, The Kids Are All Right, and Winter’s Bone were born. Apropos of your destination, fly in style — first class — on American Airlines to Salt Lake City. You’re a star — so
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skip the lines and relax in American Airlines’ Premium Cabin. After landing, in less than an hour you’ll be at The Silverado Lodge in Park City. Nestled into the picturesque mountains, this charming lodge features stunning vaulted ceilings, a four-season heated outdoor pool, and over a dozen restaurants just outside your door. Your own studio provides all the modern amenities as well as a cozy in-room fireplace, kitchenette, Jacuzzi tub, and private balcony. For the festival, January 22 – 27, 2013, you and your guest will receive five (5) tickets each to the screenings in Park City, Salt Lake
City, Ogden, and the Sundance Resort; two (2) Awards Party tickets to mingle with filmmakers and special guests; as well as credentials granting you access to all non-theatre Festival venues.
First class air transportation for two between Washington and Salt Lake City, Utah Five nights for two at The Silverado Lodge in Park City, Utah Two passes — five tickets each - to the Sundance Film Festival January 22–27, 2013 for screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance Resort Two Awards Party tickets Credentials to all non-theatre Festival venues DONORS
American Airlines Sundance Film Festival
Between the daring new films and the star-studded Awards Party, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the hippest and most important events in the country for filmmakers and film lovers. RESTRICTIONS AMERICAN AIRLINES: All travel must be completed by October 26, 2013. Certificate is void if sold, purchased, or bartered. Award letters/tickets are non-transferable. Award letters are not replaceable if lost or stolen and cannot be extended or renewed. A Processing Fee will be charged to reinstate travel not cancelled prior to ticketed departure (based on the class of service). Passengers are not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American may offer. Travel is not valid on AA codeshare flights. Travel must be via the most direct American Airlines/American Eagle routing. Unnecessary and circuitous routings, connecting points, and/or segments are prohibited. When redeeming a business class certificate and business class is not offered, travel will only be valid for Coach. Maximum one stopover allowed on applicable routing. $100.00 USD Per Person Stopover Fee Applies. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and service charges are the responsibility of the passenger, including checked baggage fees and other airport related charges. All fees are payable via credit card and are NON-REFUNDABLE. One credit card per booking must be in the name of one of the passengers or be a corporate card. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel, and change policies without advance notice. Does not include ground transportation. SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Winning bidder must claim package by December 1, 2012. Ticket availability cannot be guaranteed if Sundance does not have this information by the given date. Due to ticketing deadlines, the ticket package will be forfeited if no winner is received. The recipient will be given a specific date and time to call and make ticket selections, based upon availability, during the first week of January. If tickets are not pre-selected, vouchers will be issued instead. Does not include ground transportation or airport transfers between Salt Lake City and Park City. Silverado Lodge accommodations are confirmed for a standard studio. The winning bidder may upgrade on their own, subject to availability.
Down in Jamaica Gather your group to run away to beautiful Rose Hall,
Jamaica for a four-night stay in a five-bedroom villa
Four nights in a five-bedroom, five-bath villa in Rose Hall, Jamaica Occupancy for up to 10 people Access to golf, spa, private beach and a private pool Butler, cook, and housekeeper Business Class air transportation for two between Washington and Montego Bay, Jamaica
with cook, butler, and housekeeper.
Four nights in a beautiful Jamaican villa for ten
American Airlines Portico By Exclusive Resorts
Imagine a paradise getaway with dear friends or family in an exquisite five-bedroom, five-bath oceanfront villa under the warm Jamaican sun; a 6,130 square foot low-rise Colonial villa complete with a private pool just steps from the ocean — as well as a private butler, cook and housekeeper. Thanks to Portico, the private vacation club by Exclusive Resorts, this fantasy Life of Riley can now be yours. Located between the Half Moon Resort and Montego Bay Convention Center, the villa is part of the 400acre beautifully landscaped resort that includes two miles of sunkissed private beach, an extensive seaside spa, and a Robert Trent Jones championship golf course. Guests
have access to all of the amenities of this exclusive resort, including a Kids Caribbean Village and Teen Hype Zone, dolphin lagoon, and equestrian center for romantic horseback rides in the surf. Each of the five bedrooms are beautifully appointed and include a king bed. Just let your cook know what you’d like to eat for every meal and — viola! You will be savoring the best of Caribbean seafood and tropical fruits. And, for the hosts, this getaway includes two business class tickets to Montego Bay on American Airlines. This is a trendy hot spot for royalty, celebrities and now . . .you.
PORTICO: Vacation will consist of one consecutive four-night stay in select Portico Club residences for an individual (23 years of age or older) and his/her guests with a maximum value of $5,000. Travel must be booked through Portico within 90 days of first day of travel and travel must be completed within one years of event date. Travel not available to all Portico destinations and subject to blackout periods, including holidays designated by Portico. These holidays include the weeks of Christmas, New Year’s, Presidents Day, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Spring Break (last three weeks of March and the first two weeks of April). Eligible destinations subject to change. Vacation is not transferable and is subject to terms and conditions of the Portico Club Guest Agreement, including without limitation maximum occupancy restrictions. Reservations for specific dates, residences, and destinations are subject to availability. Air and ground transportation to and from destination and all other expenses, including but not limited to meals and drinks, phone calls, government fees, transfers, insurance, and any taxes are the sole responsibility of traveler. This donation allows the traveler to travel like a Portico member, but does not make him/her a member of Portico. Club membership is subject to terms and conditions of membership documents. Select destinations currently include: Los Cabos, Mexico, Isle of Palms, SC, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Punta Mita, Mexico, Sea Island, GA, Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA, Riviera Maya, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Stowe, VT, Snowmass, CO, Vail, CO, Las Vegas, NV, New York City, NY (Midtown) and Scottsdale, AZ. AMERICAN AIRLINES: All travel must be completed by October 26, 2013. Certificate is void if sold, purchased, or bartered. Award letters/tickets are non-transferable. Award letters are not replaceable if lost or stolen and cannot be extended or renewed. A Processing Fee will be charged to reinstate travel not cancelled prior to ticketed departure (based on the class of service). Passengers are not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American may offer. Travel is not valid on AA codeshare flights. Travel must be via the most direct American Airlines/American Eagle routing. Unnecessary and circuitous routings, connecting points, and/or segments are prohibited. When redeeming a business class certificate and business class is not offered, travel will only be valid for Coach. Maximum one stopover allowed on applicable routing. $100.00 USD Per Person Stopover Fee Applies. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and service charges are the responsibility of the passenger, including checked baggage fees and other airport related charges. All fees are payable via credit card and are NON-REFUNDABLE. One credit card per booking must be in the name of one of the passengers or be a corporate card. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel, and change policies without advance notice. Does not include ground transportation.
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Kathleen Turner’s Sultry Voice Kathleen Turner’s unforgettable, sultry, come-hither
tones will tell your callers that you are not available
Award-winning actress Kathleen Turner will custom purr a voice mail recording for your home or mobile phone theatreWashington will facilitate the recording
to take their call.
Kathleen Turner’s unforgettable voice answers your phone Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner is always unforgettable - in her electric debut in Body Heat, her stellar stage and film career, even as cartoon sex siren Jessica Rabbitt (“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way”). Now, Ms.Turner’s voice will make you just as unforgettable as she answers your phone to the surprise of your callers. Let this acclaimed star of the stage and screen lend her vocal
talents to create a one-of-a-kind custom greeting for your home or cellular telephone. Imagine your callers being told, in the husky come-hither voice that only Kathleen Turner has, that you are terribly busy with other matters at the moment, but that you will certainly return the call at the first moment possible. Your message — her voice. My, how the neighbors will talk.
Simply provide theatreWashington with the suggested script for your outgoing message and the setup instructions for your cell or home phone. Then, award-winning actress Kathleen Turner will custom-purr a voice recording just for you. What an unusual opportunity for you — or the stage or film buff in your circle. It will surely keep friends talking.
RESTRICTIONS The winning bidder must give theatreWashington their suggested script and instructions for remotely recording their telephone greeting. Recording session will take place at a mutually agreeable time and will be facilitated by theatreWashington. Voicemail content subject to approval by Ms. Turner and theatreWashington.
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Get your Kinky Boots to New York! Be the first to see the wild, new Kinky Boots on
Broadway, guest of Producer Daryl Roth, with two
Pre-theatre dinner for two hosted by Producer Daryl Roth Tickets for two to Kinky Boots Backstage visit after the show Two nights for two at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel with breakfast Dinner for two at Il Buco Package components can also be used individually
nights at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Kinky Boots on Broadway with two nights at the Marriott Marquis
Daryl Roth, one of Broadway’s most prolific and successful producers, holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prizewinning plays and dozens of other landmark works such as The Normal Heart, August: Osage County, and Clybourne Park, as well as Kinky Boots, soon to open on Broadway. Daryl Roth will host the winning bidder and a guest at a pre-theatre dinner, escort them to their seats for a performance of Kinky Boots, and then for a backstage visit after the show. Kinky Boots is the new musical with a book by Broadway dynamo Harvey Fierstein and an amazing score by pop icon Cyndi
Daryl Roth New York Marriott Marquis HoteI
Lauper, directed by Jerry Mitchell (The Full Monty, Hairspray, Legally Blonde:The Musical). Featuring a sensational new score, knockout dancing, and a spectacularly uplifting story, Kinky Boots is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out! You will be in the center of it all for two nights at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Enjoy a spacious guest room overlooking Times Square, breakfast each morning, and unbeatable proximity to the theatre district and shops. During your stay, you will also dine at Il Buco, the famed East Village Italian restaurant selected as a “critic’s choice” by New York Magazine. Its collection of Italian wines is extensive and the décor is eclectic and cozy.
You are Broadway bound: dinner with the coolest producer on Broadway, tickets to the hottest show, a stay in the heart of Manhattan, and dinner at one of the city's very best restaurants.
MARRIOTT MARQUIS: Advance reservations required and are subject to availability. Certificate is valid through October 26, 2013 and will not be honored during the months of November and December. Certificate must be presented upon check-in. KINKY BOOTS: The tickets may be for any performance from Tuesday to Friday, valid from March 6 through April 26, 2013. Letter must be presented at the Box Office in order to redeem your tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
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“Star” in a Ken Ludwig Play Your name (or that of a special someone) will be
a character in one of renowned playwright
You name a character in one of Playwright Ken Ludwig’s next plays A one-of-a-kind gift or opportunity
Ken Ludwig’s next plays.
Attain stage immortality: your name in a Ken Ludwig play
Playwright Ken Ludwig is synonymous with modern comedy. His hits include the Tony Award-winner Crazy for You, the outrageous favorite farce Lend Me a Tenor, along with Moon Over Buffalo, Twentieth Century, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Shakespeare in Hollywood. His shows have been performed in more than 30 countries in more than 20 languages and are among the most-performed in America. He has seen six of his shows on Broadway, six in London’s West End and is the winner of two Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, three Tony nominations and an Edgar Award. Guarantee your world-wide stage immortality when your name or nickname — or that of a friend, your child or another special someone — comes alive as a character in one of Ken’s next plays. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate a friend, a relative, or the theatre-lover in you that will live forever.
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RESTRICTIONS Winning bidder to give the name of their choice to theatreWashington no later than December 31, 2012. theatreWashington will relay the information to Mr. Ludwig.
Stand Back, Buenos Aires American Airlines flies you for five nights of luxury
at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires to
Business class air transportation for two between Washington and Buenos Aires, Argentina Five nights for two at the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires in a junior suite with buffet breakfast
savor Argentina's capital city.
Take off for the sophisticated pleasures of Buenos Aires
Dinner for two at Rojo Tango DONORS
American Airlines Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Stand back, Buenos Aires, as you and your guest take the glamorous capital of Argentina by storm. American Airlines flies you and your guest business class to Buenos Aires for a six-day, five-night adventure. Located in the exclusive La Rocoleta district, you and a guest relish all the offerings of this intimate five-star Four Seasons Hotel. Just a three-minute walk to the fine shops of Patio Bullrich, this hotel is replete with European and Latin American influences. Your splendid junior suite for two features lush leather upholstery and rich décor, a private bar, marble bathroom, down duvets, thick terry bathrobes and boasts cityscape or charming terrace views. Take a dip in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool and partake of their full-service spa
with Germain de Capuccini natural products. You and your guest will savor a threecourse dinner with champagne and Argentinean wines at the famed Rojo Tango. There, accompanied by a live orchestra, expert dancers will tantalize you in the sensual art of the tango. Explore the Palermo Park and the Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Center, as well as the city’s legendary wine bars and restaurants featuring world-renowned Argentinean beef and seafood. After American Airlines transports you to this exquisite city with its stunning colonial architecture, vibrant arts scene, and the elegant Four Seasons Hotel as your headquarters, you will return imbued with the lasting spirit that is distinctive of this fabled city.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BUENOS AIRES: Valid from November 1, 2012 through November 1, 2013. Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance; please present certificate when checking in. Subject to availability and not valid for Festive Season. Includes any local taxes, has no cash value, is not transferable between hotels, and must not be re-sold. Spa treatments not included. AMERICAN AIRLINES: All travel must be completed by October 26, 2013. Certificate is void if sold, purchased, or bartered. Award letters/tickets are non-transferable. Award letters are not replaceable if lost or stolen and cannot be extended or renewed. A Processing Fee will be charged to reinstate travel not cancelled prior to ticketed departure (based on the class of service). Passengers are not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American may offer. Travel is not valid on AA codeshare flights. Travel must be via the most direct American Airlines/American Eagle routing. Unnecessary and circuitous routings, connecting points, and/or segments are prohibited. When redeeming a business class certificate and business class is not offered, travel will only be valid for Coach. Maximum one stopover allowed on applicable routing. $100.00 USD Per Person Stopover Fee Applies. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and service charges are the responsibility of the passenger, including checked baggage fees and other airport related charges. All fees are payable via credit card and are NON-REFUNDABLE. One credit card per booking must be in the name of one of the passengers or be a corporate card. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel, and change policies without advance notice. Does not include ground transportation.
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Incomparable Italy Connoisseur Travel fashions an Italian
fantasy in Florence and Lake Como.
Two nights in a one-bedroom suite at the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence Two nights at CastaDiva Resort and Spa, Lake Como with Wellness Area Spa access
A Passage to Italy
Business class air transportation for two between Washington and any European city serviced by American Airlines DONORS
American Airlines Castadiva Resort & Spa Hotel Brunelleschi
nights in a one-bedroom suite with luxurious modern amenities. Within the hotel a seductive, romantic atmosphere will surround you. But just beyond, in the city center, you are just steps from the artistic wonders of Michelangelo, Masaccio, Donatello, and Botticelli — and then — the bounty of the Tuscan countryside with some of the finest art, food, and wine in the world.
This Passage to Italy is one of three extraordinary European adventures presented this evening and generously facilitated by Connoisseur Travel. Their Italian offerings are distinguished by two of the most exquisite locales in a country that overflows with beauty: Florence and Lake Como. Florence: the romantic heart of Italy and capital of Tuscany. You will be the guests of the Hotel Brunelleschi — one of the finest four-star hotels in Florence — for three days and two
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And just four hours from Florence is Lake Como: a favorite of celebrities such as George Clooney, Madonna, and Gianni Versace. On the east side of Lake Como, in the lovely village of Blevio, you will spend two nights at the fivestar CastaDiva Resort and Spa overlooking the breathtaking lake. Partake in the wellness area of the world-class spa with its herbal baths, ice cascade, aromatherapy, cromotherapy, Finnish sauna, and salt room for halotherapy.
American Airlines will fly you and your guest, via their magnifico business class service, to Milan or any European destination that best fits your Italian itinerary. Components of this package may be used individually. RESTRICTIONS AMERICAN AIRLINES: All travel must be completed by October 26, 2013. Certificate is void if sold, purchased, or bartered. Award letters/tickets are non-transferable. Award letters are not replaceable if lost or stolen and cannot be extended or renewed. A Processing Fee will be charged to reinstate travel not cancelled prior to ticketed departure (based on the class of service). Passengers are not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American may offer. Travel is not valid on AA codeshare flights. Travel must be via the most direct American Airlines/American Eagle routing. Unnecessary and circuitous routings, connecting points, and/or segments are prohibited. When redeeming a business class certificate and business class is not offered, travel will only be valid for Coach. Maximum one stopover allowed on applicable routing. $100.00 USD Per Person Stopover Fee Applies. Fees, taxes, surcharges, and service charges are the responsibility of the passenger, including checked baggage fees and other airport related charges. All fees are payable via credit card and are NON-REFUNDABLE. One credit card per booking must be in the name of one of the passengers or be a corporate card. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel, and change policies without advance notice. Does not include ground transportation. CASTADIVA RESORT AND SPA: Voucher is personal and not transferable. City tax applicable per person per day has to be paid directly upon check out. Booking is subject to Hotel’s availability. Valid until December 20, 2012 and from March 4 to December 19, 2013. HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI: Valid from October 2012 to August 2013 — voucher subject to availability. Voucher will not be replaced if damaged or expired. Not valid during fairs and festivities.
Canada’s Sensational Stratford The Canadian Embassy has created a one-of-a-
kind inclusive Stratford experience for two: tickets,
Ten passes (five pairs) to any of the productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, running April-October 2013 Four nights for two at the Stewart House Inn Dinner for two at Mercer Hall Inn Gift certificate from Madelyn's Diner A tour of the Chocolate Trail A self-guided Bacon and Ale Tour through Stratford A tea tasting at Tea Leaves Tasting Bar Complimentary Admission to Gallery Stratford Private tour of Justin Bieber's hometown $200 gift card from Samsonite Factory Stores
tastings, tours, trails — and even a hint of the Bieb.
Canada’s Sensational Stratford Festival guided savory Bacon and Ale tour, an expert tea tasting, or a touch of the Bieb; a private “Bieber-iffic” tour through Justin’s old stomping ground. You can stow your souvenirs in a great find from the Samsonite outlet with your $200 gift card.
The charming village of Stratford, Ontario is renowned for its worldclass theatre festival, wine, heritage, food, and of course . . . hometown boy – teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. Our friends to the north have assembled a cornucopia of Canadian goodies unlike any other: ten tickets to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, four nights for two at the Stewart House Inn, dinner for two at the Mercer Hall Inn, breakfast at Madelyn’s (one of Bieb’s favorite places) and a host of delightful and diverse tours that introduce you to dynamic Stratford. The centerpiece of this abundant buffet is the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival. With thought-provoking productions of classical and contemporary theatre,
the festival is a reflection of the innovative and exciting Canadian cultural landscape. You will have ten passes (or five for two people) for the duration of the festival between April – October, 2013. The festival's 60th season will feature acclaimed actors Brian Dennehy and Brian Bedford. You will also be privy to a private peek backstage and a tour of their priceless archives. For four nights you will stay at the Stewart House Inn, a luxurious private retreat set on an acre of lovely woodlands, and just a short walk to the theatres. When you’re not in the theatre, nibble your way through town with the yummy Chocolate Trail, a self-
For 12 years the Canadian Embassy has sponsored the Canadian/ Washington Theatre Partnership. This Stratford extravaganza is yet another way they share their generosity and friendship.
Stratford Tourism Alliance Stratford Shakespeare Festival Stewart House Inn Mercer Hall Inn Madelyn's Diner Chocolate Trail Bacon and Ale Tour Tea Leaves Tasting Bar Gallery Stratford Samsonite Factory Stores
RESTRICTIONS STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: Expires October 31, 2013. All performances are subject to availability. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable; not valid for The Who’s Tommy. STEWART HOUSE INN: Certificate is valid to the end of the 2013 Stratford Shakespeare Festival Season. Certain restrictions may apply. MERCER HALL INN: Taxes, gratuities, and alcohol not included. STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL AND SAVOUR STRATFORD BACON AND ALE TOUR: Passes are valid for three days from the date the gift certificate is redeemed. Not redeemable for cash. GALLERY STRATFORD: Valid to December 2012. Not redeemable for cash. Not transferable to special events or education classes. SAMSONITE FACTORY STORE: Valid in Canadian factory stores only. Gift card may not be applied to pending orders, prior purchases, or online purchases. Duplication or reproduction in any manner will void the gift card. Samsonite Company Stores is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.
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Leadership + Staff theatreWashington BOARD OF DIRECTORS Victor Shargai, Chairman Betsy Karmin, Vice Chair Linda Levy Grossman, President & CEO Kurt Crowl, Treasurer Robert Winter, Secretary Mickey Berra Michael Bobbitt Kris Coratti Michael Dove Margaret Engel Myra Peabody Gossens John Hager Barbara Hall Larry Hough Glen Howard Christopher Hunsberger
Chris Jennings Abel Lopez Kathy Lowe H.B. MacArthur Dorothy McSweeny Glenn Pearson Mitchell Schear Richard Schwartz Sue-Ann Siegel Mara Walker
Bonnie Nelson Schwartz Helen Hayes Awards Founder Betti Brown Helen Hayes Awards Founding Executive Director Abel Lopez Chairman, Helen Hayes Awards Board of Governors
HELEN HAYES AWARDS BOARD OF GOVERNORS Abel Lopez, Chairman Kathleen Akerley Warren Arbogast Ian Armstrong Jessica Frances Dukes Ricardo Frederick Evans Jenny McConnell Frederick Matthew Gardiner Edward Gero Caleen Jennings Debra L. Kraft Roger Meersman Joe Morra Jennifer L. Nelson Ari Roth Jefferson A. Russell Serge Seiden Allison Stockman Gwydion Suilebhan Daniel MacLean Wagner Jerry Whiddon Carmen C. Wong
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theatreWashington STAFF Linda Levy Grossman, President & CEO Brad Watkins, Director of Theatre Services Manny Strauss, Special Advisor to the President Lindsay Esser, Operations Manager Jennifer Clements, Development & Communications Manager Michael Kyrioglou, Theatre Services Manager Kathi Redmond, Theatre Services Manager Bob Ramsey, Event Operations and Volunteer Coordinator Emily Jablonski, Executive Assistant Jason McCool, Social Media Coordinator Unconformity, LLC, Communications Agency Tim Carlton, Archivist Consultance Business Solutions LLC, Accountants DLA Piper US LLP, General Counsel Anais Colin, Intern Brad Weisberg, Intern
EVENT STAFF Thomasa Burton, Burton Advisory Group Daniel MacLean Wagner, Gala Advisor Carl Gudenius, Gala Advisor Event Associates Stacy Green Benjamin Grossman Karen Reinbacher Lamb Alexandra Linn Jessica Littles Nancy Mason Angela Miller
Volunteers Lil Caplan Joan Carter Lisa Couture Sandy Fleishman Joy Gardiner Courtney Holt Diane Jackson Renee Klish Jennie Lutz Robin Malloy
Scott Ableman Esthy and James Adler Carol Bloomberg Lyles Carr, III Petra Kahn Suzanne Laporte James Mayer William McSweeny Gene Morrill Henry Schalizki Lynn White
TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN ADVISORY PANEL Rebecca Ende, Theater J Janet Griffin, Folger Theatre Bill Largess, Washington Stage Guild Mary Resing, Active Cultures Theatre Joe Rossi, Adventure Theatre MTC Eric Schaeffer, Signature Theatre
EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL
STAR GALA VOLUNTEERS Captains Tim Carlton Deborah Dahl Carol Eakins Robert Hebda Jocelyn Henjum Randy Howes
theatreWashington ADVISORY COUNCIL
John M. McGraw Cheryl Newberger Mary Nugent Missy Plotkin Lois Rosen Janet Smith Joyce Stern Lee Stern Kathy Stewart Carey Stype Keith Vanderbrink Jill Walling Jaclyn Walters James Walters
Danielle Drakes, Folger Shakespeare Library Ashley Forman, Arena Stage Deb Gottesman, The Theatre Lab Emily Jablonski, theatreWashington Jillian Levine-Sisson, Round House Theatre David Markey, Imagination Stage Brigette Pribnow Moore, Young Playwrightsâ€™ Theater Denise Perrino, Faction of Fools Theatre Company Roma Rogers, The Studio Theatre Samantha K. Wyer, Shakespeare Theatre Company David Zobell, Signature Theatre
Donor Directory theatreWashington is deeply grateful to the following donors who generously contributed their products and services. Please support them as they have supported us and say you heard about them at the theatreWashington Star Gala & Benefit Auction. As of October 23, 2012 1st Stage Theater in Tysons 1ststagespringhill.org Actors’ Center actorscenter.org The Actors Theatre of Louisville actorstheatre.org Adventure Theatre adventuretheatre-mtc.org AFI afi.com American Airlines aa.com The Amercian Century Theatre americancentury.org Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater arena-stage.org ArtJamz DC artjamzdc.com Atlas Performing Arts Center atlasarts.org Bandolero bandolerodc.com Barbie B, LLC shopbarbieb.com Bead Artist beadartist.net Beau-Rivage Palace brp.ch/uk Bellini Salon bellinibeauty.com Bens Next Door bensnextdoor.com Beverly Rezneck Photography beverlyrezneckphotography.com Bike and Roll DC bikeandroll.com Blue Talon Bistro bluetalonbistro.com The Boulevard Woodgrill boulevardwoodgrill.com Bundles of Cookies bundlesofcookies.com Busboys & Poets busboysandpoets.com Cafe Bonaparte cafebonaparte.com Cafe Sorriso e Gelateria sorrisoristorante.net CakeLove cakelove.com Capital Fringe capfringe.org Capitol Polo Club capitolpolo.com Carolyn Swift theguidingcircle.com
The Canadian Embassy canadainternational.gc.ca CastaDiva Resort & Spa castadivaresort.com Cedar cedardc.com Center Stage Communications center-stage-communication.com CENTERSTAGE centerstage.org Chesapeake Shakespeare Company chesapeakeshakespeare.com Choral Arts Society of Washington choralarts.org City Segway Tours citysegwaytours.com Clay + Co Photography clayblackmore.com Clement Hardware clementhardware.com Clyde's clydes.com Comet Ping Pong cometpingpong.com Connoisseur Travel ctltd.com Constellation Theatre Company constellationtheatre.org Contemporary American Theater Festival catf.org Crafts America craftsamericashows.com Crystal City BID crystalcity.org Cultural DC culturaldc.org Dangerously Delicious Pies dangerouspiesdc.com Daryl Roth Productions darylrothproductions.com DC United dcunited.com DeCarlo’s Ristorante decarlosrestaurant.com Discovery Theater discoverytheater.org The Dolder Resort thedolderresort.com EatWell DC eatwelldc.com Eggspectation eggspectations.com Embassy of Canada canadainternational.gc.ca Emily’s Umbrellas emilysumbrellas.com Everyman Theatre everymantheatre.org Extra Virgin extravirginva.com Faction of Fools factionoffools.org Fife and Drum B&B fifeanddruminn.com Folger Theatre folger.edu Ford’s Theatre fordstheatre.org Forum Theatre forum-theatre.org Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore fourseasons.com/baltimore
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires fourseasons.com/buenosaires Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire fourseasons.com/hampshire Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf fourseasons.com/canarywharf Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles fourseasons.com/losangeles Four Seasons Hotel New York fourseasons.com/newyork Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC fourseasons.com/washington Fran Abrams franabrams.com Freed Photography freedphoto.com Gallery Stratford gallerystratford.on.ca Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC gmcw.org Golden Eagle Golf Club at The Tides Inn tidesinn.com Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa ghbordeaux.com Grand Hotel du Palais Royal hotel-paris-palaisroyal.com Hank’s Oyster Bar hanksoysterbar.com Herend herendusa.com Hotel Brunelleschi hotelbrunelleschi.it Hotel Monaco monaco-dc.com Il Buco ilbuco.com Imagination Stage imaginationstage.org IMP 930.com Infinity Theatre Company infinitytheatrecompany.com International Spy Museum spymuseum.org The Jefferson Hotel jeffersonhotel.com Jos A Bank josbank.com Jujamcyn Theaters jujamcyn.com The Kennedy Center kennedy-center.org Kramer Portraits kramerportraits.net The Lansburgh thelansburgh.com LeCirque lecirque.com Lloyd-Meurer Portrait Studio portraitphotographer.com Madelyn's Diner madelynsdiner.ca Marriott Marquis Hotel marriott.com Marriott Wardman Park marriott.com Mercer Hall Inn mercerhallinn.com MetroStage metrostage.org
MSNBC tv.msnbc.com Natalie Zanin’s Historic Strolls historicstrolls.com The National Theatre nationaltheatre.org Newseum newseum.org No Rules Theatre Company norulestheatre.org Numbers Alive numbersalive.org NPR npr.org Olney Theatre Center olneytheatre.org On Trial Associates, Inc. ontrialassociates.com Paul’s Liquor paulsdc.com The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University peabody.jhu.edu Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation pentaximaging.com The Phillips Collection phillipscollection.org Phoenix Entertainment phoenix-ent.com PING by Charlie Chiangs charliechiangs.com Pointless Theatre Co. pointlesstheatre.com Portico porticoclub.com Potomac Party Cruises, Inc. dandydinnerboat.com The Puppet Co. thepuppetco.org Rep Stage repstage.org Ridgewells Catering ridgewells.com Ristorante La Perla laperlaofwashington.com Rosa Mexicano rosamexicano.com Round House Theatre roundhousetheatre.org The Royal Court Theatre royalcourtyard.com Samsonite Factory Store samsonite.com Shakespeare Theatre Company shakespearetheatre.org Signature Theatre signaturetheatre.org Silken Alpaca Textiles silkenalpaca.com Station 4 station4dc.com Stewart House Inn stewarthouseinn.com Stratford Shakespeare Festival stratfordfestival.ca Stratford Tourism Alliance visitstratford.ca Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. strathmore.org Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
Synetic Theater synetictheater.org Tea Leaves Tasting Bar stratfordtealeaves.com ThinkFood Group thinkfoodgroup.com Thomasville Furniture thomasville.com Unexpected Stage Company unexpectedstage.org Vornado/Charles E. Smith vornadocharlesesmith.com W Hotel Washington starwoodhotels.com The Warner Theatre warnertheatredc.com Washington Improv Theater washingtonimprovtheater.com Washington Jewish Film Festival washingtondcjcc.org Washington Photo Safari washingtonphotosafari.com The Washington Post washingtonpost.com Washington Walks washingtonwalks.com Washington, DC International Film Festival filmfestdc.org Watergate Gallery and Frame Design watergategalleryframedesign.com Westfields Golf Club westfieldsgolf.com WETA Around Town weta.org Windows Catering catering.com Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts wolftrap.org Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company woollymammoth.net Worthington Manor Golf Club worthingtonmanor.com WSC Avant Bard wscavantbard.org
INDIVIDUAL DONORS Ashok Bajaj Jane Beard Julian Bond Betti Brown and Bob Ramsey Jay Hall Carpenter Margaret Engel Myra Peabody Gossens Barbara Hall Jana Hernandes Lauren Howard Naomi Jacobson Michael Kahn Kitty Kelley Rebecca Klemm Deborah Levy Ken Ludwig Brian MacDevitt Peter Marks Barbara Ramsey Ryan Rilette Daryl Roth Eric Schaeffer Tom Sietsema Molly Smith Howard Shalwitz Victor Shargai Andrea Smith & Andrew Sklar, DDS Kathleen Turner Tom Vogt Brad Watkins
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