2015 Gala–A Deco Affair

Join Opera Theater on Saturday, April 25, 2015, for A Deco Affair: Puttin' on the Ritz!, an evening of 1920s-style entertainment in the sparkling Art Deco venue, The Twentieth Century Club (4201 Bigelow Blvd in Oakland), with celebrity MC Jon Burnett of KDKA-TV. The event benefits Opera Theater's education programming.

Gala invitation cover

“Giggle Water” (cocktails) and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30pm, with live music by “Harlem stride” pianist Tom Roberts, followed by luscious desserts and a captivating floor show and auction.

Jon Burnett

Dinner commences at 7:30 and the entertainment continues with opera gems and popular songs from the ‘20s and ‘30s, along with Tango and Charleston dance demos. Jon Burnett, joined by Artistic Director Jonathan Eaton, present a funny and heartwarming tribute to opera to kick off the bidding on stunning one-of-a-kind auction items, including unique getaways, estate jewelry and art pieces. The evening concludes with dancing to a swinging, live band.

Black tie optional. Roaring 20s attire encouraged (prizes awarded for costumes!) Please RSVP by April 12 by clicking the 'Purchase Tickets' button below.

 

 

VIP Dinner and Dance Package

$175 (6:30 pm start) includes:

  • Open Bar and Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Performance of Operatic Gems and Songs of the ’20s and ’30s
  • Dessert and Dancing to Live Band
  • Floor Show, Silent and Live Auctions
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

VIP Table of 8: $1,300
VIP Table of 10: $1,600

 

Dessert and Dance Package

$75 (8:15 pm start) includes:

  • Open Bar and Dessert
  • Dancing to Live Band
  • Floor Show, Silent and Live Auctions
  • Optional Valet Parking

The $175 VIP ticket includes a tax-deductible contribution to Opera Theater in the amount of $95; the tax-deductible portion of the $75 ticket is $25.

  

For more details on the event or to advertise in the Gala program, please contact Lynne Squilla at 412-621-1499.

A Deco Affair 2014

Enjoy revelers from last year's event...


Photos by Amy Crawford

 

A Deco Affair: Puttin' on the Ritz benefits Opera Theater's Educational and Young Artist Programs.