Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tucson: Theatrical Fashion Show to Benefit Arizona Theatre Company's Education Programs

From: Arizona Theatre Company []
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:16 PM
Subject: Theatrical Fashion Show to Benefit Arizona Theatre Company's Education Programs

For Immediate Release
March 25, 2008

Bevan Brunelle Bluemer: 520.884.8210 Ext. 8205

40 Under 40 winners and The Links debutantes to model
The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Associates, Arizona Theatre Company’s volunteer organization, announces its second annual Dudes, Dolls and Divas event on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 5 PM. Featured in the historic courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 South Scott Avenue in downtown Tucson, this spring fashion extravaganza is sure to dazzle and delight attendees.

Dudes, Dolls and Divas is a theatrical fashion show featuring high style and dramatic glamour from Arizona Theatre Company’s productions of My Fair Lady and The Pajama Game; haute couture from Mills Touch√© Ladies, and Franklin Men’s Store; hair and makeup by the Village Salon, featuring Mark and Carmen Speers; and, jewelry created by Strung Out on Beads.

Guests may also bid on luxurious beauty and healthy treatments, travel opportunities, fine dining and cultural activities in the silent auction.

Dudes, Dolls and Divas is chaired by Dr. Mary Jo Ghory with generous support from committee members Bevan Brunelle Bluemer, Kevin Casey, Polly Connelly, Kate Garner, Aubra Spalding Gaston, Robbie Hart, Tori Congdon Hill, John Kingsbury, Rhonda Knotts, Suzan Lamberson, Dori J. Locke, Mac Perlich, Mark and Carmen Speers, and Michael White.

Jennie Grabel and Blake Rogers, morning show hosts for 92.9 The Mountain, will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies.

This season's models include the following Tucson Business Edge 40 Under 40 winners from 2005, 2006 and 2007: 
• Julie Wolfe Beadle, Senior Director, Resource Development & Young Leaders Society for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
• Carrie Brennan, Principal of City High School
• Michael R. Cleveland, Group Remarketing Manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• Lynn A. Cunningham-Ryan, Mortgage Consultant, JPMorgan Chase Bank
• Chris Edwards, Owner, Tucson Appliance Co.
• Ali J. Farhang, Lawyer, Fennemore Craig, PC
• Holly Ford, Area Marketing Manager of Cricket Communications
• Sarah Gonzales, Director of Racial Justice Program for YWCA of Tucson
• John Hinderaker, Partner, Civil/Business Litigation Group, Lewis and Roca, LLP
• Yvonney Huth, Assistant Vice President, Citi
• Danny Knee, Director, Habitat for Humanity Tucson
• Lea Marquez-Peterson, Business Broker,
• Steven Moeckel, Concertmaster, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
• Vince Rabago, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection and Advocacy Division, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
• Page W. Repp Jr., Owner/President, Repp Design + Construction
• Kim Roseman, Owner, Karin Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Tubac
• Olivia Sethi, Attorney
• Natasha Wrae, Owner of Law Offices of Natasha Wrae
• Al Wynant, CEO of A6 Consultants, LLC.
Other models include Craig Chapman, Operating Manager, Pure Water-Clean Air Nature’s Way, as well as six of the 2007 Biennial Cotillion Debutantes and one Escort, presented by the Tucson Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. They are Alesia Nicole Ash, Deanna Reyna Barrett, Simone Adrienne Collins, Desire√© Brionne Dillard, Selena Andrea Gooden, Brenna Nicole Trice, and Derek H. Lane, Escort.  

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 273 chapters located in forty-two states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries: the Republics of Germany and South Africa and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Media partners for this event are Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Tucson Business Edge and 92.9 The Mountain.

Blue House Catering will offer a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be served. 

The ATC Associates' mission is to engage its members in the life of the theatre; to fully support ATC's productions, programs and fiscal stability; and to help raise awareness of ATC throughout the community.

Tickets for this semi-formal event are $75 ($50 is tax deductible) each. Table and event sponsorships range from $450 to $1,500. All proceeds benefit Arizona Theatre Company’s education and community-based programs. For more information on event sponsorships, reservations or to purchase tickets contact Marcia Scupin at 520.884.8210 extension 8303 or
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