Algonquin Arts Theatre's Annual Gala: On Broadway Starring The Drifters

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Algonquin Arts Theatre Gala: June 8, 2017
They say the neon lights are bright, On Broadway.

Headliner: The Drifters

Gala Co-Chairs:
Dara Brown, NBC News
Alison McGonigal, August & Scout Cafè & Bakery
Diane Onto, Manasquan Bank

Janice Blanton, Humanitarian Award
Larson Ford, Community Service Award
The Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation, Community Service Award
Stephen Strouse, Arts Educator Award

VIP Ticket - $195 - Arrive at 5 p.m.
Includes: VIP Cocktail Hour (open bar with beer & wine, hors d'oeuvres), Dinner at Remington's or Blend on Main, Premium seating in the theatre (assigned by Gala committee) & a post-show meet & greet with The Drifters.

Gala Ticket - $65/$85 - Arrive at 7 p.m.
Includes: Cocktail Hour (open bar with beer & wine) & Preferred ($85) or Regular Seating ($65).

5 p.m. - VIP Cocktail Reception Begins
6:30 p.m. - VIP Dinner begins at Remington's or Blend on Main
7 p.m. - Open Bar Cocktail Hour
7:45 p.m. - Theatre Doors Open
8:15 p.m. - Silent Auction Ends
8:15 p.m. - Welcome & Honoree Videos
8:35 p.m. - Live Appeal
8:45 p.m. - Intermission
9:00 p.m. - The Drifters
10:30 p.m. - Pick Up Silent Auction Gifts; VIPs Attend After-Party at Blend on Main

Silent Auction & Raffles [ Download Form ]:
Our gala includes a spectacular silent auction. Our patrons use a smartphone to place bids on dozens of items. Be sure to charge your phone before the event. We'll have staff on hand to help place bids without using your phone.

We are currently soliciting donations for our Silent Auction. If you or your company is interested in supporting the Algonquin by donating, please complete and return this PDF Auction form.

Sponsorship [ Download Form ]:
Show your support with a sponsorship, ad or by underwriting the costs of this event. Sponsorship opportunities rage from $1,000 to $5,000. All sponsorships include: A full-page color ad; Listing on gala website; Logo on BidPal; Theatre lobby signage for 2017-18 Season; Recognition by emcee; Listings & mentions in gala publicity. Deadlines may apply for specific benefits.

$5,000 - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: Includes 8 VIP Gala Tickets • Recognition on Theatre Marquee
$3,000 - ANDREW LLOYD WEBER: Includes 4 VIP Gala Tickets
$1,000 - LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: Includes 2 VIP Gala Tickets

Download & return our PDF form, or pay for your sponsorship online.

Ad Journal [ Download Form ]:
$350 - Full Page Color (4.75" x 7.75")
$200 - Full Page Black & White (4.75 x 7.75)
$125 - Half Page Black & White (4.75 x 3.75)

Please email camera-ready ads to PDF files are preferred. Please provide high-resolution artwork to ensure the best quality. We can also design your ad for you. Please attach text and images you wish to include when submitting this form. Deadline to submit ads is May 7, 2017.

Download & return our PDF form, or pay for your ad online.

Underwriting [ Download Form ]:
Underwriters will be recognized in the ad journal and by the event emcee. No tickets or other benefits are included, allowing the fullest tax deduction allowed by law.

$5,000 - BidPal (Silent Auction Device)
$3,500 - Tent
$2,000 - Hors d'Oeuvres
$1,000 - Beer & Wine

Download & return our PDF form, or submit payment online.

Headline Entertainment - The Drifters
The Drifters served to link Fifties rhythm & blues with Sixties soul music. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 alongside the Beach Boys, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Les Paul and The Supremes.

They epitomized the vocal group sound of New York City. Theirs was the sweet but streetwise sound of R&B suffused with gospel influences. The material the Drifters recorded came from a variety of sources, including the songwriting teams of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, and Gerry Goffin and Carole King. All were New York-based songwriters who wrote evocatively of romance and everyday life in the big city, and the Drifters made an ideal vehicle for the convincing delivery of such scenarios.

Hit songs on their set list include: "On Broadway," "There Goes My Baby," "Dance With Me," "This Magic Moment," "Under The Boardwalk," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up On The Roof," "Stand By Me," "Please Stay," "Saturday Night At The Movies," "Spanish Harlem," "Sweets For My Sweet," "Save The Last Dance for Me," "I Count The Tears," and more. Read more about The Drifters in their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bio.

Janice Blanton, Humanitarian Award
Bio coming soon.

Larson Ford, Community Service Award
Bio coming soon.

The Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation, Community Service Award
Bio coming soon.

Stephen Strouse, Arts Educator
Bio coming soon.