Local News: A Taste of Paradise at Stages Gala

Posted by: Staffon 2006/2/22 8:30:00 3369 reads
February 25, 2006

Celebrating Adam, Eve, and the age-old pursuit of paradise, Stages 2006 spring gala Searching for Eden re-creates the sumptuous paradise of the Garden of Eden at The Corinthian in the heart of downtown Houston. Stages board member Tara Simon chairs the event, the theme of which was inspired by the runaway-hit production currently running at Stages. Signature apple martinis and the sinfully good fare of Jackson and Company will tempt the palate; an extensive silent auction will tempt the wallet; and all will be seduced by the verdant décor and musical cabaret...

The silent auction features items to satisfy every desire, including a performance in your home by concert pianist Loreta Kovacic; a vacation package with first-class airfare on Continental Airlines to Punta Mita, Mexico; and a platinum and diamond necklace and Russian enamel and diamond cuff links by Valobra, the Master Jewelers to the Italian Royal Family. The musical cabaret features Houston favorites Deborah Boily and Jonathan McVay singing songs of love and temptation, while throughout the evening guests will revel in the musical stylings of Houston’s Best DJ, Sean Carnahan.

This year the fun doesn’t end with dessert: Carnahan follows Stages’ guests upstairs for a theatrical lounge party, After Eden, at 10:00 p.m. Chaired by Lucinda Loya and Milton Townsend, After Eden features candied apples, dirty martinis and other Earthly delights. Dress is sensual attire, fig leaf optional.

Single tickets to the Searching for Eden gala are $300, and tables of 10 begin at $3,000. Tickets to After Eden are included in the gala ticket, or can be purchased separately for $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, tables, or request an auction catalog, please contact the Stages Development Office at 713-527-0220, ext. 208, or

What:
Searching for Eden
Silent Auction, Dinner, Musical Cabaret featuring Deborah Boily and Jonathan McVay
Catering by Jackson and Company
Music by DJ Sean Carnahan
Black tie or fig leaf
$300 per guest, or tables of 10 starting at $3,000.

When:
Saturday, February 25th
7:00 p.m. – cocktails and silent auction
8:00 p.m. – seated dinner and musical showcase

Where:
The Corinthian
202 Fannin at Franklin

Why:
Stages celebrates its best-selling production Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve and gives Houstonians a taste of paradise with this Eden-themed event. Proceeds support Stages Repertory Theatre, an innovative 27 year-old theatre company that fulfills its mission of advancing theatre, enlivening culture with a six-play MainStage season and an EarlyStages season of plays for young audiences.

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