On April 22, notable guests, community members and theatre supporters gathered at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables for the 26th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction presented by Actors’ Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall.
Hosted by Founding Board Chairman Dr. Lawrence Stein and Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein, 600 guests attended one of the most anticipated events on the South Florida calendar that featured an auditorium full of live and silent auction items up for bid. The evening’s gourmet dining was provided by 30 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants, with an open bar sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A. and complimentary wine and champagne courtesy of BREAKTHRU Beverage Florida.
Celebrity guest auctioneer for his 26th year was South Florida’s own Bob Soper, joined by Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Trowbridge. Florida Senator Gwen Margolis was the night’s honoree for her many years of service to the community, and great support of culture and Actors’ Playhouse.
The popular auction is the major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse. This year’s funds of $175,000 will be dedicated to youth programming and an endowment fund to guarantee the future of the theatre for generations to come.
Photography by Alberto Romeu