MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
EIGHTH ANNUAL GALA ‘A NIGHT IN VIENNA’
RAISES NEARLY A HALF MILLION
Feb. 9, 2011 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s eighth annual gala, “A Night in Vienna,” raised a record $495,000 for the not-for-profit Theatre.
Nearly 400 patrons attended the benefit on Saturday, January 29, held for the first time at The Breakers Palm Beach. Inspired by the Theatre’s January production of The Sound of Music, the elegant evening was highlighted by a special visit from an original Von Trapp family member and children who performed songs from the show during dinner in the Venetian Ballroom. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres began the evening in the Mediterranean Ballroom, drawing enthusiastic bidders on over 100 silent auction items.
“The numbers exceeded our expectations,” said Kathy Berman, director of development for the Theatre. “The venue was exquisite and the crowd outstanding. Planning is already in the works for next year.”
Bidding was also very successful during the gala’s live auction, which included a gorgeous diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co., unique experiences and vacations packages. Guests waltzed the night away to the music of the Paul Vesco Orchestra in the Venetian Ballroom and dined on horseradish crusted filet mignon with a pinot noir demi glaze. Dessert featured a chocolate “seizure” tower of white and dark chocolate decadence bathed in molten ganache.
“It was wonderful to see everyone having so much fun, and we are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support from our sponsors and the community,” Berman said. “Co-Chairmen Marcia Cohn and Roberta Golub – along with their remarkable committee – created the most profitable gala in our history! As the largest regional theatre in South Florida, we will be able to continue to do great work with this success.”
The gala honored Loreen Farish and the late Theatre Board Member and community philanthropist, Joseph D. Farish, Jr. The gala committee was led by co-chairs Marcia Cohn & Roberta Golub, with honorary chairs Susan Johnson and Beth Neuhoff. Grand benefactors and VIP sponsors included Seymour “Zoom” Fleisher, Roberta and Harvey Golub, Bonnie and John Osher, Peggy and Rick Katz and Diane and Jim Perrella.
Business sponsors included Braman BMW Jupiter, Hawthorne PNC Family Wealth, Marsh, PNC Bank, Palm Beach Illustrated, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John Tiffany & Co., and Wilmington Trust.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.