AIMÉE HAYES, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
THEATRE NEWS * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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May 2, 2013
New Orleans - Southern Rep Theatre debuts Les Bon Temps Soirée: An Elegant Evening of Cabaret, June 4, at the Windsor Court Hotel starring Leslie Castay, New Orleans' own "Queen of Cabaret." Ms. Castay, accompanied by piano guru Jefferson Turner, takes the lead in an inspired evening of performances from our city's greatest musical talents and story tellers such as Troi Bechet, Jessie Terrebonne Thompson, Lisa Picone, Clint Johnson, Ann Mahoney, those wild ladies of burlesque, Fleur de Tease; and features the cast of NEXT TO NORMAL, Southern Rep's musical smash hit. Windsor Court Chefs create a tantalizing menu for our guests while champagne and a full bar await event-goers. The Southern Rep silent auction, an annual favorite, includes original artwork, jewelry, and offerings from many popular and beloved local businesses with the exciting live auction returning as well. Tickets are on sale now at southernrep.com for $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.
Les Bon Temps Soirée takes place at the Windsor Court Hotel's Penthouse Ballroom overlooking an enchanting view of the Mississippi River and CBD. $8 Valet Parking is available at the hotel.
The silent auction offers a range of items including stunning jewelry and crystal, hotel packages, restaurant and café gift certificates, artwork, music, ballet and theatre tickets, museum, gallery and athletic club memberships, jazz and blues compilations, books, stationery, pottery and more, all generously donated by Symmetry Jewelers, Fisher & Sons Jewelers, Mignon Faget, Adler's Jewelers, Courtyard by Marriott, Royal Sonesta Hotel, The Columns Hotel, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, Embassy Suites, Muriel's Jackson Square, Dickie Brennan Companies, Palm Court Jazz Café, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Café Amelie, Dante's Kitchen, Domilise's Po-Boys, Houston's Restaurant, PJ's Coffee, Michalopoulos Gallery, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Friends of Music, New Orleans Ballet Association, Delta Festival Ballet, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The National World War II Museum, Neal Auction Company, Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans Athletic Club, Downtown Fitness, Basin Street Records, Octavia Books, Iris, Derby Potter and Tile, and Alexa Pulitzer.
Southern Rep Theatre enters its 26th season as the region's premiere professional theatre, producing bold world and regional premieres under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes. In addition to Southern Rep's ongoing commitment to new play development with exciting programs like the 6X6 Play Slam and its PlayLab, DEBAUCHERY, and The Ruby Prize, the company's Mainstage work includes the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and classic plays. Southern Rep offers educational programs such as YO NOLA, free student matinees, $10 student rush tickets and AcademySRT; as well as providing an artistic home to new works in development in the annual New Play Bacchanal.