RMTC Flash Dances Back to the 1980s
Those attending a Red Mountain Theatre Company gala in April got to flash dance their way back to the decade of material girls and cola wars.
The RMTC’s “Back to the Awesome 80s” gala was held April 27 at Old Car Heaven.
More than 450 guests were greeted by the beautiful decor and creative cocktails, including Jell-O shots by Iz Catering.
The event also featured a silent auction followed by a seated dinner and a live auction conducted by Christie King of C King Benefit Auctions.
RMTC Executive Director Keith Cromwell was emcee for the evening, which included entertainment by the cast of RMTC’s “The Wedding Singer” along with Kristen Bowden Sharp and the RMTC youth program participants.
Guest were also treated to a sneak peek at RMTC’s 2013-14 season, which will feature “Grease,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Into the Woods” and “Les Miserables.”
The 2013 gala was chaired by Gail and Jeffrey Bayer. Gala committee members were John Beard, Steve Callaway, Bill Daniel, John Dorsett, Jim Gorrie, Raymond Harbert, Sam Heide, James F. Hughey, Lane Milam, Keith Pennington, Robert Raiford, Zane Rhoades, John Rucker, Ken Shaia and Dress Circle Society President Beth Norris.
Guests included Gail and Jeffrey Bayer, John Beard, Tracy and Rich Bielen, Bebe andCharlie Bugg, Derry and Peter Bunting, Steve Callaway and Keith Pennington, Ann Piper and Doug Carpenter, Kate and John Cotton, Debbie and Patrick Drummond, Kathryn and Doug Eckert and Susan and John Edwards.
Others spotted enjoying the 1980s-themed event were Betsy Faucette, Andrea and Chuck Faush, Cathy and Paul Freidman, Brenda and Frank Friedman, Carla and Tom Gale, Jeanne and Aubrey Garrison, Alison and Jim Gorrie, Frances and Miller Gorrie, Katherine and Jim Hansen and Cole and Raymond Harbert Jr.
Also attending this year’s RMTC gala were Kathryn and Raymond Harbert, John Harbert, Margaret and Holman Head, Ronne and Donald Hess, Nya and John Hudson, Sara and Kyle Kinney, Gordon and Laura Kirschberg, Jaynn and Harold Kushner, Carolyn and Frank Lankford, Lynn and Benny LaRussa, Katie Bee Marshall, April and Sid McAnnally, Stuart and Erin McAtee, Ginger and Lane Milam, Leslie and Frank Moody and Dianne and Bill Mooney.
Other guests included Terri and David Platt, Robert Raiford and Zane Rhoades, Karen and Alan Register, Hilary and Mike Ross, Judy and Jimmy Rotenstreich, Jean Shanks, Shannon and John Smith, Catherine and Lee Styslinger, Jennifer and Mark Styslinger, Jan and Jim Thompson, Karen and Tommy Tynes, Brenda and Steve Weinstein.