Tea at the Ritz, The PlayGround Theatre ROCKS!

Benefits The PlayGround Theatre

Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Meet your favorite characters from The PlayGround Theatre at a special Tea Party and Fashion Show to benefit the theatre’s 2009-2010 Education & Outreach Program. This program makes it possible for the theatre to provide magical productions for kids of all ages to enjoy live theatre. To date, more than 75,000 free admissions have been provided for mostly low-income children.

An energetic group of hands-on women are chairing the event, including Mariela Cisneros Mestre, Kelly Gold, Wendy Levitz, Flavia Lowenstein-Elortegui and Michelle Simkins Rubell. Nora Bulnes, publisher of Selecta Magazine, will serve as Honorary Chairman. Helping to make the event a success are Co-Chairs Jaleh Samway Bast, Audra Cherry, Tamara Feola, Sarah Harrelson and Ingrid Palmisano. The dynamic committee includes Lana Bernstein, Melisse Budin, Katrina Campins, Andrena Felger, Ronda Fuchs, Jill Gerstein-Stiss, Omar Hernandez, Mariana Loumiet, Gisela Lowenstein, Nicole Lozano, Stacey Moleta, Amarilis Osorio, Lily Pardo, Leslie Pathman, Claudia Potamkin, Norma Quintero, Katherine Rubino, Stephanie Sayfie-Aagaard, Anne-Sophie Sayman, Jana Sigars-Malina, Jennifer Stearns Buttrick, Luis Valenzuela and Maggie Villacampa.

Ivanka Trump, Honorary Chairman, Stephanie Ansin, Artistic Director of The PlayGround Theatre

The afternoon event will be produced by Miami’s Maestro of Events, Barton G., with Louis Aguirre, the popular anchor of WSVN-7’s Deco Drive serving as Master of Ceremonies. He is sure to keep the festivities in high gear as the annual children’s fashion show gets underway with fashion from Project Runway designers, Coconut Grove Boutique IOS and Kidding Around. There will be plenty of fast-paced entertainment, including a Guitar Hero tournament, brought to you by Best Buy Miami Beach. Kids will have a ton of fun with face-painting, photo booths and exciting live entertainment.

Patron tickets for the event are $1000 and include: 2 premier seats at The PlayGround Theatre Rocks!; two premier seats to a performance; ten tickets to a performance donated to the group of your choice; opportunity for your child to participate in the Fashion Show; name listed on invitations to the event and in press releases and the program. Individual seats are $125 per adult and $50 per child, and each seat includes one ticket to a performance. Sponsorship packages are also available.

For more information and to purchase tickets to The PlayGround Theatre Rocks!, please contact Elysze Held, Event Coordinator, at 305-751-9550 or elysze@theplaygroundtheatre.com.

About The PlayGround Theatre

The PlayGround Theatre celebrates its sixth season with four magical productions: Inanna and the Huluppu Tree, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and The Love of Three Oranges. Performances are weekends and weekday mornings with special “TIP” (theatre inclusion programs) that enable children and adults with disabilities to enjoy a live theatre experience with their families. During the year The PlayGround Theatre holds mini-camps and a Musical Theatre Summer Camp. After-school and Saturday classes are available that offer acting, dance, voice, yoga, performance, and photography.

The PlayGround Theatre is located at 9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores. Its theatre facility is available for performances and events. The renovated 1946 movie theater contains an authentic Art Deco lobby that leads to a 330-seat house with a 40’x30’ stage. The Sandbox, a multipurpose space located next door to the theater is also available for events. To learn more about The PlayGround Theatre, call 305-751-9550, Ext. 232, or email info@theplaygroundtheatre.com.

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