A Benefit for PCPAF’s Student Outreach Programs.
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Auction to follow.
Dancing with the Soulistics
Calling all altruists and misanthropes, gangsters and do-gooders, angels and devils, martyrs and gluttons … it’s time to don your horns and halos at the Second Annual Saints & Sinners Ball, presented by Park City Performing Arts Foundation and hosted by St. Regis Deer Valley on Saturday, March 16. Live music and dancing with the Soulistics!
Last year was such wicked-good fun, we’ve decided to shake up the Saints and the Sinners again. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint or Sinner, but it is not required.
The festive evening of dinner and shenanigans is a benefit for PCPAF’s Student Outreach programs, bringing performers and filmmakers into area classrooms for more than 15 years, at no cost to schools or students, but at a cost to PCPAF of $1-million since its inception. From the time Bill Cosby kicked off its first, free student outreach event in 1998, PCPAF has made educational and community workshops, talks, master classes, theater tech programs and shows a core part of what they do. Recent outreach opportunities of note include actor-cum-singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels speaking one-on-one with theater students, fiddle virtuoso Natalie MacMaster conducting a master class for orchestra students, acting legend Ed Asner regaling AP Government students with stories ranging from McCarthyism to controversy over him sending aid to El Salvador, and world famous dance company Pilobolus hosting a master class for local dance students.
The merriment will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by a signature St. Regis Deer Valley dinner, and a not-to-be-missed live auction, featuring unsurpassed experiences unavailable elsewhere.
SOME of our Live Auction Items:
SOME of our Silent Auction Items:
Breaking News: This item just received by overnight delivery from New York City: Kristin Chenoweth’s Starbucks cup complete with her lipstick kiss. For Taylor the Latte Boy.
Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, March 16 at St. Regis Deer Valley. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person, tables of 10 for $1750, and include dinner, beverages and dancing with the Soulistics. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call 435-655-3114, or click here.
Park City Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the community. Now in its 16th season of presenting acclaimed artists at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District), the organization continues to entertain, educate and illuminate. In addition to Eccles Center events, PCPAF presents the “Big Stars, Bright Nights” season of concerts at Deer Valley Resort every summer. PCPAF is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. The non-profit also runs the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ – an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store located on Swede Alley.
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March 8, 2013
Calling all Saints and Sinners…
March 16, 2013
PARK CITY, UT – Heroes, gangsters, despots, do-gooders, villains, cherubs… all will gather at St. Regis Deer Valley for the impishly delightful, Second Annual Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, March 16. Proceeds from this St. Paddy’s celebration benefit Park City Performing Arts Foundation’s Student Outreach Program. The revelry begins at 6 p.m. Dressing the part is encouraged, but not required.
A sprightly affair, the Saints & Sinners Ball includes cocktails, dinner, an auction (with devilishly clever and positively heavenly goods on the block) and dancing with “The Soulstics.” And there will be shenanigans…
But in the end, it’s all about the kids. Student Outreach has been a vital part of PCPAF’s mission since the organization’s inception. Bill Cosby was the first artist to perform as a part of program in 1998. Since then, hundreds of world-renowned dancers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, tech-savvy production artists, comedians, authors and cultural groups have worked with students in Summit County. These performers and innovators put on workshops, classes, lecture-demonstrations and student-only performances.
“Without the support of saints and sinners among us –and we put the St. Regis in the ‘saints’ category for countless reasons – we couldn’t offer the free, student outreach events, which are integral to our organization,” says PCPAF executive director Teri Orr. “Student outreach is about introducing young people to the arts – the magic, the hard work, the inspiration, the limitlessness of creativity. It’s transformative. And it’s necessary. We can’t thank our supporters enough for keeping this program going strong for 15 years.”
This year alone, students have taking master dance classes with Ailey II and Parsons Dance Company. They’ve chatted with Sundance filmmakers and learned songwriting tidbits from the rockin’ musicians of Delta Rae. In the past, they’ve watched Tibetan monks create a sand mandala, learned ribbon dancing from Chinese dancer, Lily Cai, jammed with The Bacon Brothers (Kevin and Michael), conducted a Q&A with actor Jeff Daniels and glimpsed the gravity-defying art of cirque acts.
Another aspect of PCPAF’s Student Outreach Program, The After-School Tech Program, allows students to learn the backstage ropes from experts in the field. In some cases, the weekly program has given those “at risk” a creative outlet and a sense of belonging. For others, it has led to college scholarships and career opportunities. Working towards a journeyman’s certification, many technical theater students leave the program equipped to work the lights, sound and stage management of theaters around the country. Today, these former tech program students are some of PCPAF’s most valued crew members.
Student outreach may inspire a career or simply capture a child’s imagination for an hour. As luck would have it, joining in the merriment with fellow lads and lasses on March 16 at the lovely St. Regis is a wickedly fun way to keep this program going strong. Cheers.
Tickets to the Saints & Sinners Ball are $175 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10. Please call The Eccles Center box office at 435-655-3114 or Purchase Tickets Online
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ENTERTAINING, EDUCATING AND ILLUMINATING SINCE 1998
Park City Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the community. Since 1998, PCPAF has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is currently presenting its ninth season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort. PCPAF is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. They proudly launched the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ – an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store – in January 2010.
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