Monday, May 14, 2012

Gala Reveals All—Over Lunch!

The spread.
On May 9, Beth Phelps, Gala Chair, welcomed SCR’s 2012 Gala Ball committee for a luncheon at the site of the upcoming event (The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa) and brought everyone up to date on the latest news.

And what news! 
  • The Gala Ball titleSetting the Stage — says its perfectly, according to Entertainment Co-Chair Olivia Johnson, “It’s a theatre theme because that’s what we’re all about on SCR’s stages, and it’s what we do best at SCR’s Galas.”
  • The BandJ.T. and the California Dreamin’ which, as everyone knows, is the biggest and best band in SoCal, with singers and entertainers galore.  This will be the fourth Gala for one of SCR’s favorite donors (and drummer extraordinare) John Tu.
  • The Cuisine — by Executive Chef Chris Savage, who has traveled from a dairy farm in Australia to kitchens around the world (London, Guam, Melbourne, Washington, DC and Chicago, for example!) and settled in Orange County, to the delight of SCR.  For just a hint of what’s to come, Chef Chris served up a delicious lunch. 
  • The DécorEverything that happens backstage — before the lights go down (reception) and after the curtain comes up (dining and dancing), according Décor Co-Chair Sophie Cripe and Gala Designer Tom Buderwitz.  Watch the SCR blog for more details!
"Setting the Stage" will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday, September 8, 2012.  For more information or to find out how to join the fun, call Susan Reeder at (714) 708-5518.

Bette Aitken, Chef Chris Savage and Elaine Weinberg.
Gala Chair Beth Phelps and Laurie Smits Staude

Gail Doe, Olivia Johnson and Barbara Cripe

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