We are thrilled to present Le Petit’s “Centennial Curtain Call Ball,” which will be held this year on Friday, September 9, at Tableau and Le Petit Théâtre in the historic French Quarter. We are letting you know early so you can be sure to get tickets for the Patron Party and the Gala and won’t be left out! Thanks to Honorary Chairman the Honorable Jackie Clarkson, Vice-President and Development Committee Chair Kathleen Van Horn and Co-Chairs Nancy Ellis and Cindy Weinmann for gracing our cover this month! Nancy and Cindy promise you an incredible evening of theatre, music, food and fun – including a sneak peek at their season opener Pippin, directed by Tom Cianfichi. They will also be announcing a cocktail that will be served at Tableau throughout the 2016-’17 Centennial Season, a portion of the proceeds of which will benefit Le Petit. In addition, there will be a live action that will include jewelry, a Broadway vacation package, a meal for 10 at your home created by a Dickie Brennan's chef and much more!
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is passionately dedicated to presenting the highest quality theatrical performances that entertain and educate and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New Orleans area. They offer a full season of contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, musicals and children’s productions, as well as master classes and special events. The theater embraces the work of the city’s professional artists both on stage and backstage, all the while nurturing and mentoring up-and-coming talent.
For tickets and information about the event, call 522-2081 or contact Crystal Gross firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t want to miss this “Curtain Call Ball!”
I am so sad to report that Marilee Hovet, our "Making a Difference" columnist and friend, is leaving with her family to go New York. We will miss her, but what a great opportunity for the Hovet family. We wish them all the best! We have learned about so many nonprofits from Marilee that truly are making a difference in our great city. Marilee herself has chaired just about every important fundraiser that exists in New Orleans, from the” Zoo-To-Do” to “Art in Bloom.” We will miss you!
Now that summer is officially here, What’s Hot will feature Summer Style with eight examples to make you the chicest of all, from sunglasses to window shades. Be sure to check out Art and Eyes – Starr is back in town with her amazing creations!
Also in this issue, Dana Hansel introduces us to Bob Edmundson and Kathleen Parke, Paul Leaman and Liz and Terry Creel and their amazing collections. Whether you’re in the midst of scouring the world for the perfect piece to add to your collection or looking to start one, their tips, tricks and beautiful collections will spark your interest.
We all need a little pampering, so look to our "Feeling Good in Summer" spa guide, where eight local experts weigh in on your new favorite treatments, whether you have 30 minutes or all day.
Barre3, owned by Kendall Carriere, is opening a third beautifully appointed fitness boutique at 600 Metairie Road July 11-16, and she wants all of us to come! Her classes are designed to make everyone feel welcome and get a great workout that combines ballet barre, Pilates and yoga. They are offering a Founders Membership at only $109 a month, on sale now. They have free childcare and carry the latest brands like Vimmia, Teeki, Alo Yoga, Beyond Yoga and Toesoy. Be sure to join Kendall and her staff at the Metairie location on July 11!
Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the terrorist attack in Orlando and their families. Be vigilant and pray that we can be civil to each other and follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you! We just had an amazing choir at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, The Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir from Denver, who sang “I Need You to Survive.” Check it out on YouTube; it’s inspiring!
Have a safe summer!
Beverly Reese Church
The Co-Chairs of “Casa Argentina Tango Celebration,” Betty Speyrer, Marlene Donovan, Dr. Juan Gershanik and Yakelis Anzola, want all of us to join them on Saturday, July 9, at the JW Marriott from 6 p.m. to midnight. Casa Argentina, a volunteer-only run nonprofit, was founded in 1982 with the mission of preserving the Argentinean culture as well as developing educational and philanthropic activities.
This year’s “Celebration” will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the independence of Argentina. A Patron Party for sponsors will precede the dinner, which will also feature local musicians performing Latin music throughout the evening, dancing and a show featuring some of the world’s best tango dancers.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 377-1162.