Out & About: St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala
More than 250 people attended the 27th annual St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala on July 8 at the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity campus.
This year marks the 48th season of professional theater at St. Vincent, and gala attendees were treated to a performance of “Cole: An Entertainment Based on the Words and Music of Cole Porter.”
A gleaming 1934 Packard, the art deco entrance of the Carey Center, and wine-bottle centerpieces decorated with feathers and pearls were reminiscent of the heyday of the prolific composer and songwriter known for “Night and Day” and “I've Got You Under My Skin.”
Students under the direction of Tony Marino with Stage Right posed with the “Roosevelt Red” Packard, owned by Guy and Leona Davis of Greensburg.
Gala VIPs included theater director Greggory Brandt with Amy, executive producer the Rev. Bonaventure Curtis, St. Vincent president Norman Hipps and Archabbot Douglas Nowicki.
Major sponsors were First Commonwealth Bank, represented by Sharon Nies, with Tom, and R&L Development, represented by Dale Latimer, with Darlene.
Gala co-chairs were Karl and Carmen Eisaman.
Seen: Ralph and Donna Scalise, Jack and MaryAnn Cherubini, Richard andJoanna Stillwagon, Bill and Phil Dymond, Dr. Angelo and Pam DeMezza, Jim and Maureen Laffey, John and Gretchen Kline, Nancy Jamison, Frances Urban, Marc and Lisa Poole, Jeanne Adams, Candace Cassidy, Dr.John Parker, Eric and Michele Bononi, Nate Watson and Nicole Bononi-Watson, Chuck and Nancy Anderson, Rick Lang and Janie Belden, Linda Assard, Jill Briercheck, Patrick and Missy Intrepido, Tim and Diana Rennie, Rose Flodin, Martin and Madeline Dudas, Bill and Beverly Scalise, Dr. George and Linda Austin, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Michel Franklin, Jerry and Nancy Davis, the Rev. Paul Taylor, Jay and Carol Ober, Don Orlando, Pat and Gail McBroom, Loretta McBroom, Chuck and Anita Manoli, Barry and JoEllen Numerick and Jim andTwila Schmidt.
Dawn Law is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.