Archive for October, 2012

Rita Abrams Tribute by Mayflower Chorus

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Mayflower Choral Society
Gala Goes Gaelic
November 3
Rita Abrams Tribute! Dining! Dancing! Auction Values!
Corte Madera Recreation Center,
498 Tamalpais Ave., 5:30 p.m.  

Join our singers, friends and fans for an extraordinary evening.  
Reserve tickets today.

Tickets, which include dinner, must be purchased in advance. You may mail this form to reserve your tickets for $35 per person. Be sure orders reach us by October 27. 

Or, click below to order by credit card.  A third-party processing fee applies.

Friend of Marin Arts Award Highlights Gala
Along with your favorite Gala-style festivities,  Mayflower Choral Society offers something  very special at its 19th annual fundraiser.  
We’ll be honoring Marin’s preeminent songwriter

Rita Abrams with the Friend of Marin Arts Award.  Two of Rita’s musical comedy stars will present her songs.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the songwriter and performers. 
The Gala Goes Gaelic theme celebrates the chorus’ upcoming concert tour of Ireland in April 2013. To help set the mood, Fourth Street Beat, an ensemble of Mayflower Chorus members, will perform the popular Irish song “Kerry Dancing.”

Dining and Dancing, too!
Our Gala buffet dinner draws raves every year from fresh salads through creative entree to decadent dessert. We also offer a vegetarian or vegan plate; please make that request with your ticket order.  Excellent wine by the glass or bottle, beer and soft drinks will be served at the  no-host bar.

 Throughout the evening, Lauralee Brown and Company will be offering vocals and very danceable music. 

Auction Excitement
Indulge yourself with personal and gift shopping among our silent auction gifts: gift certificates from merchants and professionals; special gift, grooming and hobby items; jewelry and collectibles; home decor pieces; and more.  The evening’s climax is an action-packed live auction of premium prizes at value prices.  
This year we can accept payment by credit card!

???  Mystery Box Raffle  ??? 
Fun and suspense surround the  drawing for–and the opening of–Mystery Boxes!  These 
beautifully-wrapped  prizes, minimum value $100, go to the raffle winners who have bought tickets at $1, at 6/$5, or at $20 per arm-reach. They’re always a favorite Gala feature.

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Award-winner Rita Abrams brings her songs and songsters
As Rita Abrams receives the Friend of Marin Arts Award, two musical comedy stars will pay tribute in song.  

With Ms. Abrams herself accompanying them, musical and cabaret performer 
Julie Ekoue-Totou, and musical comedy and Mountain Play veteran Joe Osborn will perform two of her witty and insightful songs with all the showmanship and pizzazz they deserve.

Julie Ekoue-Totou has been singing and performing in the Bay Area for the past 25 years, mostly in musicals such as Nunsense, Once Upon a Mattress and The Spitfire Grill.  In recent years Julie costarred in a cabaret show, The Dynamic Duet, that included three of Rita Abrams’ songs.
Joe Osborn’s 20 years

of extensive experience in musical theater include Rita Abrams’ ensemble shows For Whom the Bridge Tolls–a Bay Area Critics Award winner–and New Wrinkles. Joe has also been seen in six Mountain Plays.   He played  leading roles in College of Marin Opera 
productions, in  the comic opera You and Hugh, and in First Love, Last Orders at the Tiburon 
Music Festival, a modern comic opera by Barry Russell.  Joe took leading roles in numerous other musical productions.

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