Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
24th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction
 
Actors' Playhouse Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein and Chairman of the Board Dr. Lawrence E. Stein.

Theatre supporters gathered at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables for the 24th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction presented by Actors' Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall.

Hosted by Founding Board Chairman Dr. Lawrence Stein and Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein, over 500 guests attended one of the most anticipated events on the South Florida calendar that featured an auditorium full of live and silent auction items up for bid. The evening’s gourmet dining was provided by 33 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, with an open bar sponsored by Barcardi and complimentary wine and champagne from Premier Beverage Co. Celebrity guest auctioneer for his 24th year was South Florida’s own Bob Soper, CBS Miami’s former chief meteorologist, with the help of Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco.

"We are thrilled by the generous support of our outstanding community of contributors who made the 24th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction such a memorable and successful event,” said Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein. “The community shares in our vision to enrich the quality of life and economic well being of Miami-Dade County through the performing arts. We are thankful for such good friends and patrons of the arts who help us continue to shine on at the Miracle Theatre!”

The popular auction is the major fundraising event for Actors' Playhouse each year. This year’s funds of $150,000 will be dedicated to youth programming and general operations of Actors’ Playhouse's 2015 - 2016 Season.

Headlining this year’s auction was a 2015 Lexus RX 350 one-year lease from Lexus of Kendall. Additionally, live and silent auction items included luxury cruises courtesy of Azamara Club Cruises, airfare provided by member airlines of the Star Alliance network, worldwide hotel travel courtesy of InterContinental Hotel Miami, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, exclusive celebrity wine dinners at popular South Florida restaurants, golf packages, fine art, antiques, sports collectors items, spa visits, couture clothing and gift certificates.

Participating restaurants included ABC Bartending School, Anacapri on Ponce, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Benihana, Bread & Butter, The Café at Books & Books, California Pizza Kitchen, Catering By Les, Catering by Lovables, Cibo Wine Bar, Cold Stone Creamery, CrepeMaker Inc., Edda's Cake Designs, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Courtyard Marriott Café, Morton's Steakhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, Pardos Peruvian Cuisine, Pincho Factory, Randazzo's Little Italy, Rincon Argentino, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, SAWA Restaurant & Lounge, Seasons 52, Shula's 347 Grill, Starbucks, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, Uvaggio Wine Bar and Yuga Restaurant.

With the close of a successful 24th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, Actors' Playhouse is already planning next year’s "By The Light of the Silvery Moon" 25th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, which will be celebrated on April 16, 2016. For additional information on how to get involved contact the Actors’ Playhouse Development Office at 305-444-9293, extension 601.



Andrea & Jorge Conforme, Jessica & Alex Dominguez, and Gabriela & Manny Arisso.


Georgine Welch, Hilda & Jose Molliner, and Jeffrey Welch.

Bob Soper, celebrity guest auctioneer for his 24th year, with Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco.


Former Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, Coral Gables Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick, Publisher of The Miami Herald Alexandra Villoch and Cesar Mendoza.

Gala Honoree and Presenting Sponsor Chris Roberts, president of Lexus of Kendall, Betsy Kaplan and Dr. Lawrence E. Stein.


Austin Regalado, Kayla Zanakis, Jesus and Aileen Guzman, Elena and Rebecca Regalado.


Christopher Gebauer, Celia von Specht, Aura Reinhardt of Bacardi, U.S.A., and Former Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick.

Lourdes Rey-Wilson of TotalBank and Jeff Wilson.


Star Alliance Member Airlines: Mario Jimenez of Avianca, Cindy Jimenez and Graziella Cabrera-Miron of Air Canada, David DeFossey of South African Airways and Cameron Miao of Air China.

Ady-Mari Nuñez, Dianne and Matthias Kammerer, managing director of The Biltmore Hotel, and Francisco and Nora Padura.


Alexandra Flinn, Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn, Pablo Lara, Larissa Siegel-Lara and Valerie Baggs.

Kenneth J. Rozwodowski, Coral Gables Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick, and John and Debbie Lang.


Jay and Joanne Koren, Xavier Cortada, Juan Carlos Espinosa, Barbara and Dr. Lawrence E. Stein.

Joyce Lowry, Lilia Garcia and Ricardo J. Gonzalez.


Ted and Joan Valdes with Coral Gables Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick.