Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Gold Standard of Parties

Every season at South Coast Repertory begins with two parties.  First, the Patron Party honors those who contribute significantly to the theatre’s second party, the Gala Ball.  Because 2013-14 is SCR’s 50th season, all the celebrations will be bigger and better than ever.

The Patron Party, hosted by Julianne and George Argyros, gloriously led the way, just before twilight on the evening of September 10, when the couple generously opened their grand Tuscan-style home to more than 87 guests.

Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music on the spacious lawn, lit by a picture book sunset; welcoming speeches and entertainment in the grand foyer; and dinner at tables arranged throughout the house and on the lantern-lit lawn and dock.

They’ll come “home” for the next party.  On Saturday, September 21, SCR’s 50th Season Gala Ball, “Theatrical Gold,” will be held—for the first time ever—onsite, with dinner and dancing on a transformed terrace, atop raised platforms and beneath a billowing canopy, with a surprise comedy on the Segerstrom Stage, and an after-hours cabaret on the Julianne Argyros Stage.  Now, that’s “Theatrical Gold!”

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