Partying On Island Time
The largest fundraising gala for Le Petit helped support quality productions and mentoring young artists.
Board Vice President Kathleen Van Horn and Board Vice President and Development Committee Chair Shon Baker
Photographed by Jeff Strout
In honor of Le Petit Théâtre’s season opener, Once On This Island, this year’s “Curtain Call Ball” was Caribbean-themed. Pineapples, orchids and fresh palm leaves decorated the party, and guests took the opportunity to wear vibrantly colored and patterned dresses or linen suits.
Republic National Distributing Company catered drinks, and Tableau Restaurant catered the Caribbean-inspired food menu, which included Trinidadian chicken Pholourie, Puerto Rican shrimp curry and desserts including the highlights of rum raisin rice pudding, mango macadamia mousse cups and Kahlua cream puffs.
Casa Samba provided performances, as well as the Once On This Island cast. Tom Hook played piano in the Drawing Room, accompanied by musical theater’s greatest performers, including Leslie Castay, Sean Patterson and Keith and Leslie Claverie. Burlesques performers Roxie Le Rouge and Gran MaFun joined as hosts for the evening, and the theatrical program was emceed by Sean Patterson.
Auction highlights included Tim Trapolin's “La Courtisane” painting, an antique green onyx and diamond Cameo brooch, a vintage diamond pendant with pearl necklace and a George Dunbar painting, “Rouville No. 54.”
Penny Baumer served as Committee Chair; Shon Baker as Le Petit Board Vice President and Development Committee Chair; and Kathleen Van Horn as Le Petit Board Vice President.
Event at a Glance
What: “Curtain Call Ball,” benefiting Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré
When: Friday, September 8
Where: Tableau Restaurant
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