On June 17, SCR’s always exuberant Gala Committee members got together as a group to riff on everyone’s favorite subject “Encore!”, the Season-opening Gala, planned for Saturday, September 12. According to Chair Socorro Vasquez, while much work on the event takes place at sub-committee meetings, when everyone gathers at the theatre to share plans and brainstorm new ideas, a special synergy ignites.
And there were lots of great sparks at the recent meeting. Leading off, Designer Tom Buderwitz showed his preliminary designs for the three spaces—the cocktail reception area in Plaza Park with colored elements overhead and the SCR building as a backdrop, the elegant ballroom for dining and dancing, and the vibrant rooftop pavilion and pool deck, dubbed “Club Encore,” where guests will enjoy an after-hours club.
Among the exciting news briefs, Socorro announced that South Coast Plaza’s David Yurman will be a Gala sponsor, hosting the traditional wrap luncheon in the fall, as well as a special in-store event in November. Hosted by Yvonne and Damien Jordan, a percentage of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Gala—just in time for holiday gifts!
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