The sparkle of Hollywood glam shone upon 200 music buffs who packed the Houston Symphony's first official Young Professionals Backstage centennial season concert plus social gathering.
How could you top a musicale with blonde bombshell Megan Hilty, who you may know from her role in Broadway's Wicked and NBC's new sitcom Sean Saves the World? After viewing Hilty's showstopping Jones Hall performance — songs included "Luck be a Lady," "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" and "New York, New York" — the crowd was off to the Houston Club's 49th floor ballroom for a late night bash that hinted at Hilty's Broadway character in the TV show Smash.
Gambling, casino games, a flip-book photo booth and a wicked DJ combined for a raucous good time that lasted way beyond the witching hour, when the Houston Club staff resorted to turning on the lights to signal the end of the soirée. Keeping the crowd well lubricated were two bars stocked with Famous Grouse Whiskey and Brugal Dry Rum, alongside a make-your-own s'mores station.
Partying till the cows came home were KHMX 's Blake Hayes, CBS Radio's Victor Guajardo, Katie Chachere, Kristin Kruse, Allison Lott, Jonathan Cohen, Samuel Moreno, Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning in the company of Houston Symphony chief marketing officer Glenn Taylor and a trio of musicians — oboist Adam Dinitz and violinists Kiju Joh and Sergei Galperin — who hardly ever miss a tuneful celebration.