And what news!
- The Gala Ball title — Setting 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 Band — J.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 Décor — Everything 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!
|Bette Aitken, Chef Chris Savage and Elaine Weinberg.|
|Gala Chair Beth Phelps and Laurie Smits Staude|
|Gail Doe, Olivia Johnson and Barbara Cripe|