The SCV Theatre Project’s producing directors, Mark Salyer and Andrea Slominski, are seeing their dreams become a reality.
Actors, directors, community leaders, and local business people gathered in the home of KHTS AM-1220’s Carl and Jeri Goldman to celebrate the launch of The SCV Theatre Project and to present the Founders Circle campaign – a $1,000 or more donorship program with such benefits as invitations to Opening Night performances and exclusive parties.
“It was a spectacular evening,” said Gavin MacLeod from television’s The Love Boat as he himself became a Founders Circle member.
“We are absolutely thrilled,” said Salyer. “Not only did we meet our financial goals allowing us to proceed to the next level of fund-raising – the Corporate Sponsorship program. But we also feel we made a strong first impression in the community with the quality of our presentation.”
The evening was centered around a 40 minute presentation featuring songs from such Broadway shows as Into the Woods and Chicago and scenes from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe and Beyond Therapy. Actors from the worlds of film, television and theatre performed, including Eric Lutes from television’s Caroline in the City, Debra Christofferson of HBO’s Carnivale and Victoria Oscar, and Broadway and regional theatre actress. Mark Espinoza, Jessie from Beverly Hills 90210, sang Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha.
“The outpour of support tonight is more than we could have hoped for,” said Andrea Slominski.
“So many local businesses lent a hand to this event. The Loose Goose Wine Festival provided the wine, local caterer Be A Guest, A-1 Party Rentals, Saunders Electric, Tiffany from Elegant Floral Designs, and Andrews Fine Jewelers all provided wonderful additions to our evening,” added Carol Higgins, Director of Development.
Desserts were compliments of Mary Margaret Chappell, food columnist , pastry chef and Editor of Vegetarian Times.
“I was overwhelmed by the event,” said Chappel. “It felt that we were all here to see one thing happen – the birth of a regional theatre. It was thrilling!”
The Founders Circle campaign continues through this month. For more information, please call 661-633-3550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org