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The Stars Come Out For WAM Theatre

Rachel Louchen reports from Richmond. The forecast may have predicted severe thunderstorms but from the enthusiastic turnout, it was clear that WAM Theatre’s benefit cocktail party would have gotten a draw regardless of the weather. Under bright blue skies, Stars in the Orchard returned for a second year on Thursday, July 14, again at Hilltop Orchards. The event featured a raffle, silent auction, and live auction. A major fundraiser for the philanthropic theater company, it was also an opportunity for founder and artistic director Kristin van Ginhoven [left, with Hilltop Orchards owner John Vittori] to announce that Berkshire Immigrant Center and Suzi Banks Baum (for her Armenian female empowerment project) will be the 2016 beneficiaries of WAM’s production of “The Bakelite Masterpiece” in the fall. In true WAM fashion, the evening included performances by Girls Inc. and festive music provided by the Expandable Brass Band. And apple cider doughnuts, of course.


Alyssa Wright, a WAM development comittee member, with William Wright; Siena Gamberoni and Iris Courchaine performed with the Girls Inc. ensemble.


Philanthropy and Outreach Coordinator Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe and board member Vicky May with Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors Jaime Moncecchi and Kent Hudson; WAM volunteers Shiffra Perlmutter and Karen Richards.


Peter Jeffrey and Carla Weiss; Richard and Abby Tovell of T Square Design Studio.


Jessica Provenz , who helped coordinate last year’s event, with strategic planning committee member Bruce Garlow and his brother, Tamarack Garlow.


Yuki Cohen and Lauren Ferin; Brooke Mead, Brian Harrison and Joni Thomas.


Longtime WAM supporter Susie Roeder and Hope Fitzgerald; Tereza Hubkova, Chris Buono and Alexandra Heddinger.


Lawyer Ethan Klepetar, Jayme Kurland, Julia Dixon and Todd Trebour; WAM’s artistic associate Molly Clancy and Rebecka McDougall, who volunteered at the event.


Bill and Sue Lyon with Freda Grim, associate producer.

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