A Centennial Celebration
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré kicked off a special season.
Katie Hallman, Kathleen Van Horn and Co-Chairs Cindy Howson Weinmann and Nancy Ellis
To commemorate the Centennial Season (2016-’17) of Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, the second annual “Curtain Call Ball,” Chaired by Nancy Ellis and Cindy Howson Weinmann, drew more than 300 patrons to Le Petit and Tableau Restaurant on Friday, September 9. Over $100,000 was raised to support the theater’s mission of presenting the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain, educate and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New Orleans area.
Dickie Brennan’s Tableau Restaurant custom created a Centennial Cocktail called “The Streetcar,” which will be available for purchase at Tableau throughout the theater’s season. Guests also enjoyed a lavish spread of artisanal breads, cheeses and pâtés, as well as a full dinner buffet.
The program began with a sneak peek of season opener Pippin. The theater unveiled an anniversary video featuring distinguished members of Le Petit’s history, who shared the role of the theater on the New Orleans’ theatrical community.
During the formal theatre program, Bryan Batt hosted an auction for two tickets to Hamilton on Broadway. Bryan then shocked and delighted the crowd as he hopped on the phone with friend and actor, Patricia Clarkson. He then auctioned off a surprise dinner opportunity with him, Tom Cianfichi and Clarkson. Later in the evening, actor Sean Patterson and burlesque performer Roxie Le Rouge lead the crowd in a live auction. Among the items for auction were a diamond and pearl bracelet from Friend & Co., an antique Etruscan brooch from Keil’s Antiques and a 10-person dinner at Tableau restaurant.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Curtain Call Ball,” benefiting Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
Where: Le Petit Théâtre and Tableau Restaurant
When: Friday, September 9
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