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25th Season Opening Gala

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Gala. Stay tuned for information on next year's Gala!

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Where: John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center
Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of exceptional food and wine, live entertainment, and wonderful conversation as we raise funds and celebrate this gem of Orlando. Funds raised at the annual Gala are used to fulfill the Theater's mission to produce bold, professional theater, develop new plays, and provide innovative educational experiences for all ages.

Thank you to all of this year's Gala Donors. Click Here to see a complete list of all those who have helped make this year's event so special.

Special Thanks to our wonderful Tasting Partners:

Live Auction Items

  • Arthur's Party for 100 – Valued at $10,000
    • This delightful package is great for a Holiday Party or a business celebration. This package includes all food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, staff and clean up. Arthur's is passionate about bringing your party to life. Since 1989 they have been creating memorable events across Florida. They have built loyalty among their clients who come back again and again because Arthur's always has something fresh and new. Explore their website to see some of the fabulous ways Arthur's can be the life of your party.
  • Trip for 2 to Ashville, NC - Valued at $5000
    • The journey will begin for you and your guest with round trip airfare on your own private jet from Orlando Executive Airport to Asheville, NC. Flying first class is always great but seeing the sites but from your private flight it will be amazing. Upon arrival you will get your Enterprise Rental Car, which will be delivered to the airport for you to drive into the heart of Asheville. Once in Asheville you and your guest will have three (3) extraordinary nights at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville in a premium room. You will step back in time and experience old world charm of the Tudor inspired Grand Bohemian Hotel, ideally located at the gates of the famous Biltmore Village. (subject to availability)
  • Trip for 2 to London, England with Business Class Airfare – Valued at $10,000
    • High tea, Fish and Chips and the Royal Family. See the birthplace of the Bard himself. Be whisked away on this adventure with Round Trip Business Class airfare on Delta Air lines. You and your guest will enjoy a five (5) night stay for two at the London Park Lane and will be served a complimentary breakfast every morning at the Cookbook Café. (subject to availability)
  • Trip for 2 to Verona, Italy with Business Class Airfare – Valued at $15,000
    • o Home to Romeo and Juliet, you and a guest will begin your adventure to Verona with roundtrip Business Class airfare on Delta Airlines. Once in Italy you will have 3 nights in the Palazzo Victoria hotel in Verona, Italy and 2 nights at her sister property in Florence, Il Salviatino. Il Salviatino is a 15th century village used by the Medici family as a hunting lodge and overlooks the city and the views are spectacular. This is an experience of a lifetime.

Silent Auction Items:

We always have an array of wonderful silent auction items. Check out our listing of all Silent Auction Items Here.


  • A preview of The Taming of the Shrew
  • Music from Jeff Rupert and the UCF Jazz Band

$250, $200, or $150
Purchase online or call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700.

2012 Event Program

2012 Video

Video courtesy of Orlando Home & Leisure

2013 Verona Trip Teaser

Gala Sponsor

Lowndes Drosdick Doster and Kantor Reed



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