SCR’s annual fundraising Gala kicks off Orange County’s theatre and social seasons in high style. This year’s Gala—with a theme of "Places, Please!"—will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at The Westin South Coast Plaza. The unforgettable evening gives theatregoers an opportunity to celebrate the backstage magic and artistic collaborations that make SCR’s productions so exceptional.
Proceeds from the Gala help support the theatre’s onstage artistry and arts education programs, and one way that theatre enthusiasts can help support SCR is by purchasing raffle tickets whether or not they attend the Gala. Among the glamorous raffle prizes this year are a one-of-a-kind Parisian experience, luxury shopping packages and a private acting workshop for six participants—all guaranteed to thrill theatre aficionados! Read on to learn more about these exciting, select prize packages.
Style mavens will delight in this Chloé package prize, which includes a $1,000 shopping voucher to spend at Chloé at South Coast Plaza. Indulge in designer clothes, bags, fragrances, and accessories from the famed French luxury fashion house. The Chloé prize package also includes a beautiful, handmade leather accessory. (Value: $1,550)
South Coast Plaza package
Get ready to shop till you drop with this extraordinary raffle prize, which includes a $1,500 gift certificate to spend at South Coast Plaza, the world-renowned, luxury shopping destination. Boasting more than 250 boutiques and 30 distinct restaurants and eateries, South Coast Plaza is an international shopping destination just steps from SCR. (Value: $1,500)
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Paris package
Enjoy the Parisian experience of a lifetime with the celebrated French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels! This dazzling package includes three nights at The Westin Paris Vendôme, a four-star property centrally located in Paris’ first arrondissement; two nights dinner for two at a Michelin-rated restaurant and two seats at a L’École: The School of Jewelry Arts course. Created in 2012 with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’École introduces participants to the timeless art form of jewelry. Some 20 classes, which span the subjects of Art History of Jewelry, Savoir-Faire, and the Universe of Gemstones, are taught in both English and French by a team of gemologists, art historians, and master jewelers and craftsmen. (Value: $4,400)
*Experience must be redeemed by September 15, 2019. Prize package does not include airfare.
Inside the “Actors Studio” at SCR
How does an actor act? Unlock your inner Brando or Monroe as you learn the secrets from the pros. You and your five guests (six participants total) will discover your hidden acting talents alongside SCR acting professionals in your own private acting workshop at South Coast Repertory. Practice acting exercises, delve into script work and try your hand at improv as you explore the creative playground and experience the magic of creating live theatre. (Value: Priceless)
Act now to support SCR and the chance to win your favorite raffle prizes! Single raffle tickets are $250.00 or five tickets for $1,000. The mail-in raffle ticket purchase form is available online here or tickets may be purchased by calling (714) 708-5590.
Learn more about the 2018 Gala “Places, Please!”