Skip to main content
Sign Up for Our NewsLetter


August 20, 2011

A Tony Evening

A Show-Stopper Soiree for Alliance Theatre

  • Photos by

Drama divas (and divos) in “New York Chic” attire enjoyed a gala evening in three acts

The VIP’s

Chairman Sally Dorsey; Vice Chairman Todd Tautfest; Alliance artistic director Susan Booth; Honoree, Alliance board member and Director of IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for America Ann Wilson Cramer, Tony Award-winning performer Alan Cumming and DJ Lady Bunny

The Scene Makers

The dazzling crowdincluded, Steve and Cathy Selig, Pam Smart, Jonathan Shapero, Jay and Mary Williams,  Karen Spiegel, Michael Taormina, Dot Stoller, Christine Eisner, Leslie McLeod, Kenny Blank, Ruth Anthony, Harrison Rohr, Monica Pearson, Elena Mullican, Barbara Joiner, Mary France Garrett, Daryl Evans.

Chair Sally Dorsey and Alan Cumming Chair Sally Dorsey and Alan Cumming

The Highlights

Black tie guests enjoyed a theatrical evening in three acts. Act I: Cocktails, silent auction and entertainment by the progressive dance troupe gloATL. Act II: Live auction and headlining performance by Alan Cumming based on his New York City cabaret show. Act III: Late night supper, “standing ovation” martinis and dancing featuring drag artist DJ Lady Bunny. Spectacular auction items included a trip to the Tony Awards courtesy of Delta Airlines and St. Regis New York and an original Todd Murphy artwork plus dinner party in your home by chef Virginia Willis. A patron party was held prior to the main event at photographer/gallery owner Paul Hagedorn’s house.

The Cause 

Proceeds from the evening benefitted Alliance Theatre Education Programming.

The Patrons

Associate Producers Doug and Lila Hertz, Jonathan Shapero. Benefactors: Barbara and Steve Chaddick, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Feinsand, Victoria and Howard Palefsky, Patty and Doug Reid. Sponsors: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Bobbie Bailey, Candice and Jeff Bell, Brian Cave Powell Goldstein, Ann and Jeff Cramer, The Home Depot Foundation, Angie and John Keller, Monica and John Pearson, The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta and Buckhead, Debbie and Charlie Shelton.

Corporate Sponsors 

Presenting sponsor: Northhighland Worldwide Consulting; Marquee sponsor: St. Regis Atlanta; Producing sponsors: Wilmington Trust and AT&T.



Crush Notes

Share your polite thoughts below