Shea's Black Tie Gala
Saturday, April 27, 2013
An Evening of Elegance!
5:00 p.m. - Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction throughout the Grand and Petite Lobbies.
6:30 p.m. - Sit down gourmet dinner and sumptuous dessert will be served on Shea's main stage followed by a live auction.
8:30 p.m. - Curtain rises at 710 Main Theatre for an evening of songs featuring the music of Buffalo's own Harold Arlen and features Buffalo native Marcus Goldhaber. "The Wonderful Wizard of Song, The Music of Harold Arlen" is a musical adventure performed by The Three Crooners, George Bugatti, Marcus Goldhaber and Joe Shepherd, and features Antoinette Henry, taking the audience from the early days of The Cotton Club, thru Harold Arlen's Hollywood Years to Broadway...is currently playing Off Broadway in NYC.
Corporate Sponsorships: $3,500
Individual tickets: $275; $500 per couple
For tickets call Shea's Development Office, 716-829-1172
Proceeds benefit: Interior restoration of Shea's Buffalo Theatre's ceiling, proscenium and walls.
Shea's Performing Arts Center is a Not-For-Profit 501(c) (3) organization.
Shea's Buffalo Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Harold Arlen - In 1939 Arlen won the Oscar for Best Original Song for "Over The Rainbow" from THE WIZARD OF OZ and earned 8 more Academy Award nominations including "The Man That Got Away" from "A Star is Born". Arlen was enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971 and is a member of Shea's WNY Entertainment Hall of Fame. He passed away in 1986 at age 81.
Marcus Goldhaber - Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Marcus Goldhaber developed a passion for jazz and the songs of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s alongside a 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano, on which his mother casually played countless standards. Marcus currently performs in many of the greatest jazz venues in NYC.