FOSTER CITY, CA (August 11, 2017) –Today, Hillbarn Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers announced BRAVO! 2017—its largest annual fundraising gala in support of Hillbarn Theatre’s Mainstage and Conservatory programs, as well as its community arts initiatives throughout the Bay Area—taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The evening will also honor award-wining dancer and choreographer Jayne Zaban with the 2017 BRAVO! Award for her tireless dedication and service to Hillbarn Theatre and the greater Bay Area arts community. Individual tickets are $125. To purchase tickets visit: https://goo.gl/stcyYf.
The celebratory evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction, followed by a special presentation for Jayne Zaban. Immediately after, guests will be treated to live entertainment by some of the Peninsula’s brightest talent and a live auction featuring unique and one-of-a-kind items and experiences, including a Golden State Warriors Package.
“We are excited to be honoring a wonderful individual like Jayne Zaban this year. She continues to be a pillar to the arts community here in the Bay Area. I can think of no better person for this years BRAVO Award.” says Hillbarn Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers. “Last years BRAVO awards was a record breaking year for Hillbarn bringing in $100,000 to support the theatre arts and youth conservatory classes we provide the Bay Area”
Led by Co-Chairs Rosemary Rodd and Lisa WolfKlain, the host committee for BRAVO! 2017 includes Daniel Brown, Liz Buljan, Lynn Carteris, Craig Courtin, Saili Gosula, Paul Hockett, Brooke Knight, Linda Koelling, Jan Pickering, Paul Regan and Jeff Schneider.
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ABOUT JAYNE ZABAN
Jayne Zaban danced professionally with the Atlanta Ballet Company and has instructed many students who now have professional careers in theatre and dance. Her choreography has graced the stages of theatre companies around the San Francisco Bay Area, including Hillbarn Theatre, Broadway By the Bay, 42nd Street Moon, Bus Barn, Lamplighters, The Aurora Theatre, Diablo Light Opera Company, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Peninsula Center Stage, Morris Borrow Productions, and more! Jayne is an avid supporter of the arts on the Peninsula and the greater Bay Area.
ABOUT HILLBARN THEATRE
Since 1941, the historic Hillbarn Theatre has served the San Francisco Bay Area by embracing this founding ideal – to create theatre with the community, for the community, striving always for excellence in production and education. Hillbarn has won a Theater Critics Circle Award, was accepted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, was honored with several mayoral proclamations for excellence in theatrical production and education, and received three Dean Goodman Awards for Artistic Excellence.