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Three-tiered birthday bash with piano bar, Hermès piñata & more is celebration to remember

Birthday bash with Hermès piñata is celebration to remember

Brenda Jones, from left, George Lancaster and Carolyn Farb at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Brenda Jones, from left, George Lancaster and Carolyn Farb at his three-tiered birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Tara Simon, left, and Mauri Oliver at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Tara Simon, left, and Mauri Oliver at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Leonard Rutan, left, and Dominic Celletti at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Leonard Rutan, left, and Dominic Celletti at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Lauren Taft, left, and Libby Cagle at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Lauren Taft, left, and Libby Cagle at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Kevin Korney, left, and Martin Barajas at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Kevin Korney, left, and Martin Barajas at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
George Lancaster dancing with Gabriela Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
George Lancaster dancing with Gabriela Sanchez at his birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Chris Goins and Josh Pazda at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Chris Goins and Josh Pazda at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Henrik Anton, left, and Thomas Heinold at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Henrik Anton, left, and Thomas Heinold at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
crowd, venue at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
The crowd at George Lancaster's birthday bash that began at Stages. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Daniela Sanchez, from left, Gabriela Sanchez and Marco Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Daniela Sanchez, from left, Gabriela Sanchez and Marco Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Charles Swan, left, and Kenn McLaughlin at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Charles Swan, left, and Kenn McLaughlin at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Brad and Brenda Jones, from left, Henrik Anton and Daniela Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Brad and Brenda Jones, from left, Henrik Anton and Daniela Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Brenda Jones, from left, George Lancaster and Carolyn Farb at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Tara Simon, left, and Mauri Oliver at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Leonard Rutan, left, and Dominic Celletti at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Lauren Taft, left, and Libby Cagle at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Kevin Korney, left, and Martin Barajas at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
George Lancaster dancing with Gabriela Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Chris Goins and Josh Pazda at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Henrik Anton, left, and Thomas Heinold at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
crowd, venue at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Daniela Sanchez, from left, Gabriela Sanchez and Marco Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Charles Swan, left, and Kenn McLaughlin at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013
Brad and Brenda Jones, from left, Henrik Anton and Daniela Sanchez at George Lancaster's birthday bash October 2013

No ordinary birthday party would do for Hines exec George Lancaster (demuring on his exact age). But it was a number significant enough to warrant a three-tiered bash that centered around his role as chairman of the Stages Repertory Theatre board.

The party began in one of Stages' two theaters that was transformed into a chic piano bar for a champagne reception prior to the 100 guests taking their seats in the other theater for the psychologically wicked Veronica's Room. Not exactly typical party fare. But with much-loved Sally Edmundson in the lead role in tandem with acting powerhouse James Belcher, it was surely a night to remember.

After the 90-minute thriller, guests rolled over to Armandos for a decidedly more upbeat gathering which was a recreation of the eatery's late-night Thursday dance parties. Guests slurped potent margaritas, chowed on munchies and celebrated with a giant birthday cake sporting the GCL monogram in gold leaf. Above the dance floor was an enormous piñata, made in the form of stacked Hermès boxes in the traditional orange and brown. As the piñata broke, the crowd was showered with GCL logo tank tops from American Apparel

The lucky GCL tank recipients included Stages' Kenn McLaughlin, Carolyn Farb and Atticus Lyons, Larry Horton, Molly Pipes Meltzer and Louis Selig, Tara Simon, Alexa Georges, Sara Dodd, Greg Fourticq, Michael Landrum, Brenda and Bradley Jones and Jim McAlister and Oscar Arcos.

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