The stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre has seldom seen a grander evening than the 90th anniversary celebration of this cornerstone of Hermann Park. With a massive chandelier overhead and tablecloths dazzling in silver sequins, guests were seated on-stage for dinner and performances by six different arts groups.
The Houston Symphony, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Dance of Asian America, Theatre Under the Stars and BACE Entertainment each contributed a flavorful course while Culinaire handled the evening's gastronomy.
Joining forces as honorary co-chairs of the evening were HGO board chair Dr. John Mendelsohn, Houston Ballet Foundation board president James Jordan, TUTS board president Greg Harper and Houston Symphony Society board president Bob Peiser.
Applauding the evening were guests including gala chair Philamena Baird and husband Arthur, Miller Theatre advisory board chair June Deadrick, Houston Ballet's Jim Nelson, HGO's Perryn Leech, Shawn Stephens, Sharon Adams, Rob Jackson, Mimi Hassenboehler, Roxann and Tim Neumann, Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson, Lisa Foranda and Miller managing director Cissy Segall Davis.