Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Lexus of Kendall, went virtual to celebrate the 30th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala, which took place on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Hosted by Actors’ Playhouse Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, Executive Production Director Barbara S. Stein and Artistic Director David Arisco, this year’s virtual gala was free and open to the public. on YouTube Live. Guests from around the world attended the big event which featured celebrity appearances and a preview of the Actors’ Playhouse – South Florida’s award-winning professional regional theater company.
The star of this year’s auction was a one-year lease for a 2022 Lexus RX 350 from the gala’s presenting sponsor, Lexus of Kendall. Signature prizes included extravagant trips provided by Azamara, a dream trip to Spain offered by Air Europa and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, and much more, all contributed on behalf of the theater. The generous support of the following VIP Gala Sponsors ensured that the major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, a 501 © nonprofit (3), was a resounding success: AT&T, Baptist Health South Florida, Bradesco BAC Florida Bank, First Horizon, First National Bank of South Miami, FPL, Lennox International and Waste Management.
This year’s funds of $ 125,000 will be spent on youth programs and operations during the pandemic recovery period. The coronavirus has had a devastating economic impact on America’s arts sector, and Actors’ Playhouse appreciates community support more than ever to keep the spotlight on a bright future.
“Actors’ Playhouse is grateful for the friendship and exceptional support from our global business partners year after year for this major fundraising event,” said Barbara S. Stein, Executive Production Director. “We look forward to seeing the community join us on April 30, 2022 for the 31st Gala Auction, which we plan to celebrate in person at the beautiful Miracle Theater.”
To learn more about Actors’ Playhouse, visit www.ActorsPlayhouse.org.