Thursday, May 26, 2011

Q&A with our Gala Co-Chair: Nancy Peters

We sat down with Nancy Peters, co-chair for this year's gala. She shares her vision and what guests can expect on June 2nd...

How did you first hear about BITP?
Martha Cason, Jeff's mom and a friend of mine, told me about the exciting plans and asked if I'd be interested in volunteering back in December of 2009.

What inspired you to volunteer?

I am a theatre junkie and anything Broadway has been a passion of mine for most of my life. So when I heard of a way to become involved with a Broadway scale extravaganza in El Segundo, I was excited to get involved!

What's your vision for the gala?
My vision for the gala is a classy event, worthy of the caliber of Broadway In The Park. I always wanted the evening to be hosted at a high-end location and the ArcLight Beach Cities Cinema Lobby and Cafe has been a perfect fit. I pictured a night that would include gourmet appetizers and live music. I also wanted to organize a silent auction that featured high-value items that would excite our guests and make the evening worth coming out for.

What are some of the auction gifts this year?
Our gifts this year are really exciting. We're auctioning off a week in Cancun, Catalina Cruises, spa packages, Disneyland passes, CLOSBC opening night tickets and more. There's something for everyone!

What else can guests expect?
Jeff Cason will present a high energy multi-media program that's all about BITP's summer plans. Live musical entertainment will include amazing duets sung by some of last year's stars, a barbershop quartet, as well as a few numbers from "The Music Man." The entertainment will whet the appetites of our patrons for the festival in July!

Why should people come to this event?
Because Broadway In The Park is a great family-friendly program that promotes community and the arts. Our gala is what funds the summer festival... so come on out, eat some good food, bid on our fabulous auction items, and help us raise money and friends in anticipation of this year's summer festival!

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