Notable guests, community members and theatre supporters gathered at the historic Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables for the 23rdÂ Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction presented by Actors’ PlayhouseÂ and Lexus of Kendall.Â Hosted by Founding Board Chairman Dr. Lawrence Stein and Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein, over 500 guests attended gala auction that featured over $300,000 worth of live and silent auction items up for bid.
The gala auction is the major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse each year, and this year Â live and silent auction itemsÂ included extravagant worldwide travel, a one-year lease for a 2014 Lexus RX 350, signed sports memorabilia, internationally renowned art, exquisite jewelry, exclusive wine dinners at popular South Florida restaurantsÂ and many more. Bob Soper, former CBS Miami meteorologist, and celebrity auctioneer for the past 23 years, conducted the live auction with Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark A. Trowbridge.
Guests enjoyed delicious fare provided by more than 35 of Coral Gablesâ€™ finest restaurants and open bars sponsored by Bacardi and Premier Beverage Company.Â Proceeds from this yearâ€™s annual major fundraising event for Actors’ Playhouse, will provide funding for the organizationâ€™s youth programming that educates and enriches over 60,000 children each year.
Pictures by: Inamara Bellina