The seventh annual Galavant in the Garden Gala, benefiting the Bucks County Playhouse, is set for Sept. 17 in Solebury.
Presented by Playhouse Artists, the nonprofit organization formed to support the growth and sustainability of the Playhouse, the evening celebrates the past 10 years as they raise funds to propel themselves into the next generation.
Nicole and Cam Maio, Amy and Peter Sargent, and Virginia and Manning Smith serve as the event’s honorary co-chairs. The event honors Jeanne and Frank Cretella, of Landmark Hospitality, for developing new opportunities in New Hope, and Lynn and Jim Dever, Bank of America market president, for Bank of America’s support as the Season Sponsors for the last five years.
Proceeds from the Galavant in the Garden support the nonprofit mission of the Playhouse, which includes student matinees, a new musical development program and innovative education programs, such as the Student Theatre Festival, the Playhouse Youth Company and year-round engagement programs for young people and adults.
Under a large festival tent, attendees will gather at Brent Alderfer’s Spring Creek Farm, a 125-acre farm committed to environmentally-sustainable agriculture that serves the community. Guests will sip cocktails and enjoy a farm-to-table-inspired feast catered by Fancy Fig Catering. Gala festivities include celebrations of the honorees, a live auction of carefully-curated experience-based items, an opportunity to support the Playhouse education programs and a concert by John Lloyd Young, Broadway’s “Jersey Boy.” The night concludes with desserts, coffee and cocktails.
Young is the Tony- and Grammy Award-winning Frankie Valli from Broadway’s Jersey Boys, as well as the star of the Clint Eastwood-directed Warner Brothers film. Through his performance, Young celebrates the classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, along with some of the Valli hits that made him an award-winning star.
A limited number of tickets and sponsorships for Galavant in the Garden are available. For more information, contact Christa Federico Marshall, advancement manager, at 267-740-2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BucksCountyPlayhouse.org/2022-gala/