It's the final weeks to purchase tickets to Bay Street Theatre's biggest fundraiser of the year. The annual ROCK THE DOCK! SUMMER BENEFIT BASH on Saturday, July 21 will be held on the Long Wharf waterfront in Sag Harbor! Tickets are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling Jessica Lemire at 631-725-0818 ext. 129.
The Summer Benefit Bash is Bay Street's most important fundraising event of the year. Funds raised from the Gala support Bay Street's yearlong programming including; the Summer Mainstage productions, as well as Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live, Summer College Internships and Theatre Camps and Classes for kids.
"Not only is it our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it is also the best party of the summer in my humble opinion", says Murphy Davis, Artistic Director.
The magical evening begins with cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres while temptations abound at the silent auction. Single tickets are available as well as tables for 10. The popular, more laid-back lounges are back again this year, but only one remains for purchase. Both offer tapas dining. Music and entertainment are always part of the fun. A special live performance by Tony Award Winner Lillias White, who stars as MayBelle Smith in the theatre's upcoming World Premiere of BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES, is sure to bring down the house. Following the performance, the dance floor will burst with energy when the Hampton's favorite D.J. Andrea Shapiro takes over. For those who hate to see the night end, there is an ALL NEW after party at B. Smith's immediately following, where the dancing continues. This year we also see the return of the gift bag, with products from L'Oreal, Colgate, Palmolive and Bai by Snapple among others.
Always a crowd favorite is the Live "Fantasy" Auction. This year an amazing week long trip to St. Barts is on the auction block, with Wimco Villas providing one of their 3 bedroom luxury resort homes. Other items include a 5 day/4 night trip to Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo, tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows WITH backstage tours, a visit to NBC's Today Show with a 'meet-and-greet' with Kathie Lee and Hoda, several rounds of golf at THE BRIDGE golf course and much, much more. PLUS, new this year is Bay Street's largest raffle ever--a chance at a2012 Mini Cooper Convertible OR $18,000 in CASH! Raffle tickets are available now for $100 at the Box Office. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
"What better way to help support the arts in our community and have a great time doing so!" says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director.