Annual Theater Fundraiser Features Ann Arbor Vendors, Serves Up Fun

By |2015-07-16T09:00:00-04:00July 16th, 2015|Entertainment, Theater|

The Purple Rose Theatre Company is proud to announce its fourth annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2. The BBQ will feature a farm-to-table dinner created by Zingerman’s Roadhouse with vegetarian options, cocktails, live music by The Ben Daniels Band and auction activities.
All guests will enjoy a brief overview of the 2015/2016 Purple Rose 25th Anniversary season of plays. Auction items will include an exclusive Detroit Lions Training Camp package, as well as autographed Lions official football and framed jersey. Wine enthusiasts will love Chef Common’s deluxe lobster bake/wine/theater evening for 12, or the Califorina Wine Country weekend for four at LangeTwins Lodi estate. Other travel packages include guided freshwater fishing adventures, a Costa Rica escape, a New York Broadway long weekend or a Luxury Racing Getaway for 10 at Churchill Downs with Jockey Suite, Winners Circle and stay at Roseheights Estate.
Entertainment options include an inclusive Premium Suite for 12 to enjoy Kenny Chesney’s concert tour, or Dress Rehearsal tickets and VIP Backstage Tour for the 2016 Tony Awards. The silent auction includes a selection of gift certificates/services, jewelry, memorabilia and more.
Updated listings and more information can be found at Backyard BBQ sponsorship is provided by Cornman Farms, Varsity Ford, Steve & Sheila Hamp, Encompass Financial Partners LLC/Assetmark, Spring Arbor University, TJX Companies, American 1 Credit Union, A.R. Brouwer Company, Bridgestone Americas, Chelsea State Bank, Hobbs & Black Architects, Peak Manufacturing, and Rick Taylor, Real Estate.
Additional thanks are given to hospitality, design and print service sponsors Edgar Norman Creative, Gigi’s Flowers, Goetzcraft Printers, LangeTwins Family Vineyards, Laura O’ Brien Sweets & Treats, and Print-Tech, Inc.
Additional sponsorships are still available; contact Gerie Greenspan, [email protected] for detailed benefit packages. Proceeds from the event provide operational support for The Purple Rose Theatre’s mission to present more than 300 professional performances annually, sustain development of new work that preserves the legacy of American Theatre and educational/outreach programs serving diverse communities in the region.
The event will be held at Cornman Farms, located at 8540 Island Lake Road in Dexter, only seven miles from The Purple Rose Theatre. Ticket prices are $75 and $125 per guest. For $75, guests may attend the BBQ cocktails and buffet dinner, auctions and ever-popular Wine & Dine Pull from 3:30 to 7:45 p.m. For $125, guests enjoy cocktails and BBQ, live/silent auctions and receive a ticket for the 8 p.m. performance of “2AZ” by Michael Brian Ogden, including a themed-dessert intermission.

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