SUNDOWN SOIREE A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over 150 Cygnet Theatre lovers gathered at the Powerhouse on Saturday, May 12th for the third annual Sundown Soiree. This benefit event featured a wonderful silent auction, delicious food and wine, and musical entertainment by Cygnet artists.
County Supervisor Pam Slater presented a proclamation to Artistic Director Sean Murray, recognizing Cygnet's accomplishments and celebrating May 12th as "Cygnet Theatre Day" in San Diego County.
KUDOS TO OUR SUPPORTERS!
Pamela Richards and Ellen Cherin
Our special thanks go to our Event Chairs, Ellen Cherin and Pamela Richards, and to the many sponsors, auction donors, and volunteers who made this event possible.
We are deeply grateful to our title sponsor, Harle Montgomery
, for her generous support of this event. The beautiful invitations were underwritten again by Harvey and Sheryl White
. The musical entertainment, featuring selections from past and future Cygnet shows, was sponsored by Cygnet supporters Howard Finnecy
, and Lynne Thrope and Joe Parness
. Co-chair Pamela Richards
and her husband Mathew Brunson
supported the Powerhouse's outdoor terrace, which overlooks the shimmering Pacific Ocean, and Marianne McDonald
sponsored the facility.
Pam Slater and Sean Murray
Cygnet donors Stuart and Linda Robinson
, and Corky's Pest Control
sponsored the beverages and wine, served in commemorative Soiree glasses sponsored by Mike and Rhoda Auer
. An added feature to this year's event was Corky's Wine Corner, featuring wonderful wines donated by Corky and Barbara Mizer
. Delicious hors d'oeuvres were presented by Doyle Catering. To top off the evening, guests were treated to chocolate-dipped strawberries from Maria Richardson
, mouth-watering pastries by Patisserie du Soleil
, sponsored by Ana Maria Grace and Chuck Cuccaro
. Tables were decorated with beautiful ice plants, donated by florist Rebecca Geiss.
Guests had an opportunity to sponsor their favorite actor, director or full cast in our 2007/2008 season during our Artist Advocate program. Thanks to the generous support of over 30 donors, this program raised over $23,000 to support some of the talented artists who will be a part of this season!
At the event, Artist Advocates had a unique opportunity to win a five night stay at the elegant Hotel Lombardy in New York, thanks to a generous gift from Cygnet donors. Deborah Pettry, cast sponsor of our upcoming production of A Little Night Music
, was the lucky winner.
Stay tuned for information on our 2008 Soiree!!!
For more information on future Cygnet events, please contact Veronica Murphy at (619) 698-5855 ext 113 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org