Extravagant worldwide travel to Europe, Las Vegas, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands, a one-year lease for a 2011 Lexus RX 350, lavish spa treatments, relaxing getaways, internationally renowned art, luxury cruise packages in Europe with Azamara Club Cruises and Seabourn, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade signed jerseys, and many more of life’s indulgences are all at your fingertips at the 20th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, this exciting auction takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 6:30 pm at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.
Attendees will enjoy dinner provided by 32 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A., and Premier Beverage Company. Bob Soper, formerly of WFOR Channel 4 TV, celebrity auctioneer for 20 years, will conduct the live auction with Artistic Director David Arisco.
The 20th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction offers attendees the opportunity to bid on over $300,000 worth of live and silent auction items including international business class airline tickets, worldwide hotel travel packages and cruises, exclusive celebrity wine dinners at popular South Florida restaurants, jewelry, golf packages, fine art, furniture, sports collectors items, spa visits, objects d’art, couture clothing, membership gift certificates and other items all of which are contributed on behalf of the theatre. Headlining this year’s auction is a one-year lease for a 2011 Lexus RX350. Supporters can visit the Actors’ Playhouse website to preview some of the items available: http://www.actorsplayhouse.org/auction.htm
Proceeds from this annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, will provide funding for capital projects of the Miracle Theatre and general operations.
Lexus of Kendall is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event, together with Platinum Sponsors, AirBerlin and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Gold Sponsors include Azamara Club Cruises, Bacardi U.S.A., The Biltmore Hotel, ClubMed, AT&T The Real Yellow Pages and Seabourn.
Silver Sponsors include Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Continental Connection, Alberto Romeu Studio, Assurant, AroundTown Magazine, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bravo Musicians, Christina’s Party Rentals, Bradford Renaissance Portraits, Frame & Crate, Gables Gems, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Marlins Ballpark, MiaCucina, Premier Beverage Company, Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, Solo Printing, Steinway & Sons, The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, Zip Mailer, Inc. and artists Clifford Bailey, Carlos Navarro, Gapal, Cynthia Coulombe, Jama, Carbonell, Ed King, and Fer Sucre.
Gala VIP Sponsors include Baptist Health South Florida, Florida Power & Light, and Kevin J. King & Tricia A. King. VIP Sponsors include Donna Abood, Norma Jean Abraham, Marc & Madeline Auerbach, BAC Florida Bank, Banco Popular, BankAtlantic, Bank of Coral Gables, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Esserman Automotive Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Gulliver Schools, International Finance Bank, Kahn Carlin & Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, TotalBank, U.S. Century Bank, and Waste Management.
Participating restaurants include Anacapri on Ponce, Café at Books & Books in Coral Gables, California Pizza Kitchen, Catering by Lovables, Charlotte Bistro, Chilorio’s Very Mexican, Cold Stone Creamery, Cookies By Design, Courtyard Café by Marriott Coral Gables, CrepeMaker on the Mile, Da Vittorio, Edda’s Cake Designs, Edible Arrangements, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Cofradia Restaurant, Miss Saigon Bistro, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Norman’s 180, Ortanique on the Mile, Panera Bread, Peppy’s in the Gables, Rincon Argentino, Romanicos Chocolate, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Seasons 52, Special Events Catering By Les, Starbucks Coffee, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables and Yuga Restaurant.
Reservations for this black-tie-optional event on April 16 are $150 per person and include gourmet dining, open bar, and the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. To preview auction items or make your reservation, visit our web site at www.actorsplayhouse.org. Reservations may also be made through the Box Office at 305-444-9293.