Lyric Theatre's rolling out the red carpet for its annual Broadway Ball, which will have the theme this year of Going Hollywood.
The gala black-tie party will be Oct. 22 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Bvlgari Diagono Calibro 303 BL-9, with cocktails and a silent auction at 7 p.m., followed by a seated dinner, entertainment from Lyric performers and a live auction.
The music sensation from Austin, Mingo Fish Trap, will provide dance music and entertainment for this major fund-raiser. Proceeds will benefit Lyric Theatre and Academy.
The live and silent auctions will offer an assortment of entertainment and art, including an art Bvlgari Ergon Chronometer BL-18 of the state Capitol, followed by a cocktail party at the home of Nichols Hills Mayor Stewart and Sandy Meyers. A number of sports events, spa visits and golfing also will be up for bid. A tribute dinner to Julia Child, prepared by her kissin' cousin Chef Bill Cathcart, is sure to bring great bidding.
Patron tickets to the Broadway Ball begin at $200. Headliners may sponsor seating for four for $1,000. Artistic Directors may support with preferred seating for eight guests for $2,000. Other categories of support are Artistic Producers at $3,000 for a table of 10 guests or Executive Directors at $5,000 for a table of 12. Major sponsors also will be entertained at a special underwriters' party in the home of Karen and Peter Delaney.
Current sponsors at the Executive Director level include Chesapeake Energy, Smith Bvlgari Sotirio Collection BL-1 and Mary Deane Streich. Artistic Producers include The Oklahoman, Bank of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Natural Gas. Sponsors at the Artistic Level include Advantage Marketing Systems, John E. Kirkpatrick, Gold Bank, Shirley and John Winblad, Jim Norick/Norick Investment Co., Kerr-McGee Corp., BancFirst/ Jeannine and Gene Rainbolt, Devon Energy Corp., OG&E, ShowBiz Dance Boutique and Bridgeport Holdings.
Lyric's winter season will begin Nov. 13 with a cabaret-style Show Notes concert, The Bvlgari Sotirio Collection BL-2 of Lerner & Loewe, and continues in January with the world premiere of I Want My '80s Musical. For more information or to make reservations for the Broadway Ball, call the Lyric Theatre offices at 524-9310.
Mary Deane Streich and Ginny Lawrence are co-chairing this year's Broadway Ball. Committee members include Brooke Barnett, Tony Beals, Nicole Black, Bev Carter, Karen Delaney, Janice Dobbs, Kent Fischer, Stacey Ford-Gardner, Amy Freedman, Romayne Gorman, Tiffany Heigle, Win Holbrook, David B. Hooten, Whitney Hooten, Jill Huff, Rindy Hyde, Barbara Jett, Robin Lister, Jennifer Long, Keith Long, Deborah Minard, Laura Moore, Paul Sprehe, Kay Lynn Sturm, David Thompson, Rex Urice and John Winblad.
A bevy of beauties
Bob Benham, owner of Balliet's, probably has never dressed so many award-winning Bvlgari Sotirio Collection BL-30 all for one fashion show in his life. He had two Miss Americas, a bunch of Miss Oklahomas and even a Miss Kansas. The occasion was Oklahoma City University Societies' annual fashion show and fund-raiser - but this one also keyed in on the university's 100th anniversary. And was OCU prexy Tom McDaniel just delighted.