WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Country Playhouse is hosting a holiday online auction, Encore! Encore, running now through Monday at 5 p.m.
Unique auction items include an original poster from the 1943 Broadway production of “Oklahoma!,” inspired by composer and Fairfield resident Richard Rodgers, after he saw a 1940 Westport Country Playhouse production of “Green Grow the Lilacs,” upon which the groundbreaking musical is based.
Other theater-oriented, exclusive experiences include tickets and backstage tours for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “The Color Purple” and “Finding Neverland.” Theater parties will be on the auction block, including dinner for 10 on the playhouse stage catered by Positano Ristorante and hosted by Michael Ross, playhouse managing director; Anne Keefe, playhouse associate artist; and David Dreyfoos, playhouse associate producer/director of production.
There will also be a Moon Mouse Glow Party available after the Playhouse Family Festivities presentation of Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure “Moon Mouse” in March, with an opportunity for youngsters to meet the cast and take a backstage tour.
“Playhouse Assistant Director for a Day” will offer the winning bidder a chance to assist Keefe as she directs a rehearsal of professional actors for one of the 2016 Script in Hand play readings, including dinner with the cast and crew. Other auction prizes include tickets to a Dennis Basso Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week in February, a luxury getaway to Winvian Farm in Litchfield Hills and a Playhouse Cellar Wine package.
Click here for auction details and registration, or contact Aline O'Connor, development operations manager, at Westport Country Playhouse at 203-571-5137, ext. 138.
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