Out & About: St. Vincent Summer Theatre fundraiser
“Give the people what they want,” says one of the maxims of show business.
The St. Vincent Summer Theatre has been doing that onstage at St. Vincent College for 45 years, and for 24 years with its popular fundraising gala.
This year's gala took place July 12 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity campus, adhering to the formula that makes it such a draw for area theater lovers.
Festivities began in the lounge with cocktails and a repast modestly described as hors d'oeuvres, but, in reality, a banquet with carving station, pasta bar, hot and cold buffet and dessert table. Students from Stage Right! entertained with ballroom dance and tap numbers, accompanied by the piano.
Then, it was upstairs to the theater for “I Love a Piano,” the current musical production based on the works of Irving Berlin.
Afterward, guests took to the terrace for the signature evening-ending cabaret for more entertainment accompanied by cool drinks, popcorn and hot dogs.
No wonder the crowd returns year after year.
Chairing this year's event were Jim and Maureen Laffey of Carnegie. Presenting co-sponsors were R&L Development Co. and First Commonwealth Bank.
On the guest list: Luke and Justina Latimer, Thomas and Sharon Nies, Paul and Debbie Whiteside, John and Nancy Weir, Karl and Dolan Vogle, Drs. George and Michelle Toohey, the Rev. Paul Taylor, Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, Diane Sobota, Thomas Sarp, John and Melinda Sherid, Colleen Reilly, Pat Reilly, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Donald and Ann Miles, Tony and Renata Marino and Charles and Anita Manoli.
Also, Brother Norman Hipps, Richard and Lisa Hoffman, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, Karl and Carmen Eisaman, Dr. Angelo and Pamela DeMezza, Terry and Nina Daughenbaugh, the Rev. Bonaventure Curtis, Jack and MaryAnn Cherubini, Gene and Candy Bungard, Eric and Michele Bononi, Dr. George and Linda Austin, David and Linda Assard, Jeanne Adams and Don Orlando.
— Shirley McMarlin
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