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03   /   23   /   2019

Welcome to Theatre Under The Stars 50th Anniversary Season Gala, an incredible and intimate celebration this past Saturday, March 23rd with Broadway star Idina Menzel and more than 600 TUTS family and friends. Many guests said it was the "best gala" they had ever attended. The gorgeous event designed by Taylor DeMartino not only turned The Post Oak Hotel grand ballroom into a supper club "under the stars" that night, but guests experienced the magic of live musical theatre while supporting a great cause. A private meet and greet with Menzel was given to top sponsors along with gifts donated by David Peck. This historic event raised more funds than any other Gala in TUTS history - $1.37 million for "Houston's Home for Musical Theatre".



FIVE-HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND SIX-HUNDRED MINUTES and $1.37 million: such were the themes for Theater Under the Stars’s 50th anniversary season gala last Saturday night, a record-breaking fundraiser for the local performing arts community. The belle of the ball was Idina Menzel, the multi-hyphenate talent best known either as Maureen from Rent or Elsa from Frozen, depending on who you ask (and how old they are).

More than 600 well-heeled patrons of the arts turned out for the grand occasion, which saw the Post Oak Hotel ballroom transformed into a glittering, celestial wonderland thanks to event designer Taylor DeMartino. Guests dined on heirloom tomato salad, filet mignon with truffle potato puree, and strawberry and pistachio panna cotta on elegant tablescapes bedecked with lush roses and softly burning candles beneath the Post Oak’s signature chandeliers and, fittingly, a swirling star light show on the ceiling.


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