Friday, March 30, 2012

Wine, Dine & Support ACTORS PLAYHOUSE

21st Annual
Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
at the Miracle Theatre on April 14

Extravagant worldwide travel, a one-year lease for a 2012 Lexus RX 350, lavish spa treatments, signed sports memorabilia, internationally renowned art, luxury cruise packages, and many more of life’s indulgences will await guests’ bids at the 21st Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, this exciting auction takes place on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.

Attendees will enjoy exquisite fare provided by 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants and open bars sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. and Premier Beverage Company. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 21 years, will conduct the live auction with Actors’ Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco.

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, 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 2012 Lexus RX350. Supporters can visit the Actors’ Playhouse website to preview some of the items available:

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, Air Berlin and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Gold Sponsors include AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, Azamara Club Cruises, Bacardi U.S.A., Biltmore Hotel, ClubMed, Seabourn, Steinway & Sons and Tiffany & Co.
AroundTown Magazine is a proud Silver Sponsor of the event.
Participating restaurants include Anacapri on Ponce, BGR The Burger Joint, California Pizza Kitchen, Catering by Lovables, Cibo Wine Bar, Cold Stone Creamery, Cookies By Design, Courtyard Café by Marriott Coral Gables, CrepeMaker on the Mile, Edda’s Cake Designs, Edible Arrangements, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Cofradia Restaurant, Le Provencal, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, Panera Bread, Pasha’s, Rincon Argentino, Romanicos Chocolate, Ruth’s Chris Steak House,  Seasons 52, Special Events Catering By Les, Starbucks Coffee, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, The Café at Books & Books by Chef Allen, The Dome Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, The Westin Colonnade of Coral Gables, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, and Yuga Restaurant.
Reservations for this black-tie-optional event on April 14 are $150 per person and include gourmet dining, open bars, 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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