Extravagant worldwide travel to Europe, South America, Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands, and Australia, a one year Lexus RX 350 vehicle, lavish spa treatments, relaxing getaways, internationally renowned art, Alaska and Caribbean cruise packages, and many more of life’s indulgences are all at your fingertips at the 19th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, this exciting auction takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2010, 6:30 pm at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on over $300,000 worth of live and silent auction items while enjoying dinner provided by 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants and an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A., and Premier Beverage Co. Bob Soper, formerly of WFOR Channel 4 TV, celebrity auctioneer for 19 years, will conduct the live auction with Artistic Director David Arisco.
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.
The 19th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction offers attendees a chance to bid on 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, objets 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 2010 Lexus RX350. Visit the Actors’ Playhouse website to preview some of the items available.
The Platinum Sponsors for this year’s Gala Auction are Air Berlin, who donated Business Class Tickets to anywhere in Europe the airline flies, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, who donated packages at resorts worldwide, and Lexus of Kendall, who donated a 2010 one-year RX lease.
Gold Sponsors include AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, and Bacardi U.S.A.
Silver Sponsors include Assurant, Atlantis Paradise Island, Clifford Bailey, Beaux Art Collections Ltd. Inc., The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, Bravo Musicians, Mark Cantor, Cayman Islands, Christina’s Party Rentals, Continental Connection, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Ed King Pop Art, Hans Feyerabend, Frame & Crate, Gapal, Gables Gems, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Jamaica Tourism, MiaCucina, Carlos Navarro, Chef David Ortiz, Premier Beverage Company, Alberto Romeo Studio, Sandals Resorts, Fernando Sucre,  U.S. Virgin Islands, Vistacolor, The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables,  and Zip Mailer, Inc.
Participating restaurants include Alhambra Station Café, Anacapri on Ponce, Angelique Euro Café, Brasserie Les Halles, California Pizza Kitchen, Catering by Lovables, Chilorio’s Very Mexican, Cold Stone Creamery, Courtyard Café by Marriott Coral Gables, Da Vittorio, Edda’s Cake Designs, Edible Arrangements, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Gables Pizza & Salad, Indian Palate, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Novecento Coral Gables, Ortanique on the Mile, Pasha’s, Patagonia Home Made Products, Peppy’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Randazzo’s Little Italy, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Special Events Catering By Les, Starbucks Coffee, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, Tropical Chinese, Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, and Yuga Restaurant.
Reservations for this black-tie-optional event on April 17 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 Reservations may also be made through the Box Office at 305-444-9293

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