Megan Hilty onstage

Young professionals gamble Hollywood-style at Houston Symphony centennial Smash bash

Young professionals gamble Hollywood-style at Houston Symphony bash

Elise Austin and Matthew Comeaux at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Elise Austin and Matthew Comeaux at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Phat Piron, from left, Camila Montealegre, Jacqueline Hensler and Grace Piron at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Phat Piron, from left, Camila Montealegre, Jacqueline Hensler and Grace Piron at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Katie Chachere, left, and Kristin Kruse at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Katie Chachere, left, and Kristin Kruse at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Edward Heap, from left, Lindsay Canning, Kelsey Canning and William Hoke at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Edward Heap, from left, Lindsay Canning, Kelsey Canning and William Hoke at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Elliott and Holly Tate, from left, Katie Fridsma and Jeff Gilmer at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Elliott and Holly Tate, from left, Katie Fridsma and Jeff Gilmer at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Sabrina and Patrick Stubblefield at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Sabrina and Patrick Stubblefield at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Price Stevens and Alan Cho at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Price Stevens and Alan Cho at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Jonathan and Jenna Sneed at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Jonathan and Jenna Sneed at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Emily Lin and Alex Saucedo at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Emily Lin and Alex Saucedo at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
David George and Sahrish Agha at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
David George and Sahrish Agha at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Ben and Caroline Gary at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Ben and Caroline Gary at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Party goers at the game table at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Party-goers at the game table at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Dancing at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Dancing at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Photobooth in window reflection, sity-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Photo booth in window reflection with the cityscape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Party reflection in window against city-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Party reflection in a window against the cityscape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
YPB logo reflection in window against city-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
The logo reflection in a window against the cityscape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Elise Austin and Matthew Comeaux at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Phat Piron, from left, Camila Montealegre, Jacqueline Hensler and Grace Piron at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Katie Chachere, left, and Kristin Kruse at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Edward Heap, from left, Lindsay Canning, Kelsey Canning and William Hoke at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Elliott and Holly Tate, from left, Katie Fridsma and Jeff Gilmer at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Sabrina and Patrick Stubblefield at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Price Stevens and Alan Cho at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Jonathan and Jenna Sneed at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Emily Lin and Alex Saucedo at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
David George and Sahrish Agha at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Ben and Caroline Gary at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Party goers at the game table at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Dancing at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Photobooth in window reflection, sity-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
Party reflection in window against city-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013
YPB logo reflection in window against city-scape backdrop at Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage's Luck be a Lady event November 2013

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.