On Saturday, April 30, distinguished guests, community members and theater fans gathered at the historic Miracle Theater in Coral Gables for the Actors’ Playhouse’s 31st Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction presented by Lexus of Kendall.
Moderated by founding board chairman Dr. Lawrence E Stein and executive producing director Barbara S. Stein, a full house attended one of the most anticipated events on the South Florida calendar, which provided an auditorium full of live and silent auction items. The evening also celebrated The Tastes of Coral Gables with gourmet dining at 28 of the city’s finest restaurants, with an open bar sponsored by Bacardi USA
Funk Pedal, featuring Von Henry on vocals, Don Slesnick III on guitar and Michael Curtis on bass rocked the house as guests enjoyed an evening of lively bidding.
The popular auction is the premier fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse. This year’s $160,000 in funds will be used for general operations to continue the company’s mission of enriching South Florida’s cultural vitality with live theatrical productions of the highest caliber, classic and contemporary, for adults and children.
The focus of this year’s auction was a one-year lease for a 2022 Lexus RX 350 from Lexus of Kendall. Live and silent auction items also included a luxury cruise courtesy of Azamara, global luxury travel and hotel packages, and many more of life’s indulgences including fine jewelry, dining at popular South Florida restaurants, fabulous stays, golf packages, art, home decor, sports -Collectibles, beauty treatments, specially curated experiences and more – all contributed on behalf of the theatre.
Participating restaurants included ABC Bartending School, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Bacardi USA, Bachour, Benihana, The Café at Books & Books, Bulla Gastrobar, Catering By Les, Catering by Lovables, Clutch Burger, CrêpeMaker, Ecléctico Restaurant & Bar, Edda’s Cake Designs , Forte by Chef Adrianne, La Jamoteca, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pascal’s On Ponce, Pincho Burger & Kebabs, Salumeria 104, Sanguich De Miami, Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, Seasons 52, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, The Gramercy Miami, Tropical Chinese Restaurant , TUR kitchen, vinya table, well fed and zucca.
With the conclusion of a successful 31st annual promotion for the Stars Gala Auction, Actors’ Playhouse is already planning next year’s Gala Auction, which will celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary milestone. Further information on participation is available under Contact Barbara Stone at (305) 444-9293 or email [email protected].