Theatrical Animal Trainer and Recipient
of a Tony Award Honor, William Berloni to be Inducted to the Gertrude O. Lewis
WHAT: Connecticut Humane Society’s Second Annual Fall Gala- Passport to a Forever Home
This fun evening will feature a VIP Reception with William Berloni, exciting silent and live auctions, dinner stations and entertainment from The Zachenski Brothers , comprised of Jeffrey Chen on the cello and electronics, and Gregory Zaluski on the guitar and electronics. They are a genre spanning duo, combining both classical and worldly influences with modern and electronic components, creating a truly vibrant soundscape for the Fall Gala. Along with the performances, silent and live auctions will be held. Exciting auction items include:
· Escape and Relax in Tropical Puerto Rico- Donated by Jeff Smith & Lynn Fielden-Smith
Spend a one-week vacation in a beautiful condo villa in the Mediterranean-style resort community Beach Village, located at Palmas del Mar in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Resort amenities include access to golf, tennis, horseback riding, casinos, trails, and a wide array of restaurants. The villa sleeps eight and includes three bedrooms, two baths, air-conditioning, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and best of all, is mere steps away from Caribbean Sea beaches.
Diamond Necklace- Donated by a CT Humane Society Volunteer
This breathtaking Cleopatra design necklace holds over five carats of small diamonds in eighteen-karat white gold, and is valued at over $13,000.
· Framed Artist Proof of Roger Tory Peterson’s Puffins- This limited edition classic from Roger Tory Peterson, in museum quality framing, is a perfect complement to any room. Roger Tory Peterson was a natural history artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer and Connecticut resident. His Field Guide to the Birds has sold five million copies in five editions since 1934, and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the “one hundred most important books of the twentieth century.” This print is valued at over $1,400.
· Electric Guitar- This brand new, First Act Volkswagen limited edition electric guitar is a great gift for the musician (or VW owner) in your life. Comes complete with original “gig bag” plus strap and cable, and is valued at over $350.
Special guest, Broadway Star Andrea McArdle will be joining us to honor William Berloni. McArdle, who rocketed to stardom as Broadway’s original “Annie”, was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony® Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for her performance. McArdle worked alongside Berloni and the original “Sandy” in the smash hit on Broadway before opening London’s West End production. On Broadway, she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair, and was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Miserables. On tour, she starred in Jerry’s Girls, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and as Eponine in Les Miserables. Andrea has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall, the most prestigious showrooms in Las Vegas, the MET Opera House, and even The White House.
All funds raised through this event support
the Connecticut Humane Society’s lifesaving programs and services for homeless
pets. Serving the pets and people of
Connecticut since 1881, the Connecticut Humane Society finds homes for
thousands of companion animals every year.
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE: Westport Inn
1595 Post Road East, Westport
prices at $125 per person - $200 per couple. For more information, visit: www.chsfallgala.kintera.org.
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