Tony® Nominated Director and Choreographer Joey McKneely
Starry Night Dinners are exclusive events at beautiful Sarasota locations, each themed to one of Asolo Rep’s productions. Enjoy fine wines, exquisite foods from the area’s greatest gourmet chefs, and exciting entertainment by Asolo Rep performers. Select the dinners that entice you the most, or sign up for all three!
THE TROPICANA CLUB…A world-renowned cabaret and nightclub in Havana, Cuba where Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker and other noteworthy mambo and jazz musicians performed, and celebrities and socialites dined, gambled and ogled the elaborate and risqué floor shows.
Experience all of this and more at Asolo Rep’s 2016 Annual Gala, Cabaret at The Tropicana. The event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, seated dinner, paddle raise, dancing and live music.
Musical entertainment will feature the RUMBACOPA Cuban Cabaret Show with Maestro Bobby Ramirez and his 5-piece orchestra, RITMO! Caliente Del Caribe. Ramirez delivers original sounds from the 1950s; and his “Hot Havana” cabaret show celebrates the rhythm and music of Cuba with dazzling showgirls, drummers and dancers.
All Gala proceeds support the artists in Asolo Rep’s 2015/16 season and our award-winning Education & Outreach programs, which help students develop an appreciation for the arts while gaining empathy and insight into the lives of others through experiencing, discussing and creating live theatre.
A food extravaganza featuring 30 of Sarasota and Bradenton’s most well-respected men who share the love of cooking. Join these guest chefs as they step out of their daily roles and come together to prepare a dinner filled with their favorite recipes. NEW THIS YEAR: a beer garden where guests can sample craft brews from local vendors.
Chef appetizer and entrée stations
Craft beer tasting garden
Raffle for gourmet cooking classes
Awards for best table décor and “People’s Choice” best chef
Parade of chefs
Merchandise for sale including: t-shirts, aprons, cookbooks
with optional three day pre-tour beginning June 29th
Spend 7 days aboard the ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony with Asolo Rep’s like-minded theatre buffs. Journey through fairy-tale lands of kings and czars, castles and palaces, where fabled cities effortlessly blend a regal heritage with modern design — all while traveling on the cruise line heralded as the “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of
Travel + Leisure magazine for the last 18 consecutive years.
Complimentary fine wines, premium spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages
Free one-time dining in each specialty restaurant: Prego and Silk Road
Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions
All gourmet meals and amenities on board
Seminars-at-Sea with distinguished speakers
Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar, and dining staff