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Rock The Dock! Summer Gala Benefit Celebrates Bay Street Theatre

Originally Posted: July 01, 2011

View from inside last year's gala. (Courtesy Photo: Barry Gordin)

Sag Harbor - Bay Street Theatre continues its 20 year celebration with the Rock The Dock! Summer Gala Benefit taking place on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is the Hamptons only waterfront gala set against the backdrop of Sag Harbor's sunset drenched bay.

The evening is hosted by Chris Bauer (HBO's "True Blood"), and Richard Kind ("Spin City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"). The evening kicks off with cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres while temptations abound at both the silent and live auctions! Guests enjoy a sit-down dinner catered by Sterling Affair Caterers. Music and entertainment will be provided by celebrity DJ Tom Finn, named "The King of Spin" by Avenue Magazine. Finn has kept the dance floor bustling at fabulous parties including the MTV Music Awards, Oprah's 50th Birthday Party, and even The White House Millennium Bash! The evening includes a special performance by the urban dance and percussion troupe, The Street Beats Group. Cast members have performed in "Stomp," "Tapdogs," "Saturday Night Live," and "MTV."

Funnyman, Richard Kind will serve as guest auctioneer for the Live "Fantasy" Auction, and items include a one week stay for four in your own luxury villa in St. Bart's provided by Wimco, a walk on role in "Enter Laughing: The Musical" at Bay Street Theatre in August, opening night tickets and after party for Broadway's 2012 production of "Evita" with Ricky Martin, golf with Richard Kind at the Bridge and more.

Guest enjoy last year's gala. (Courtesy Photo: Barry Gordin)

The Summer Gala Benefit is Bay Street's most important fundraising event of the year. Funds raised from the Gala will support Bay Street's year-long programming including the Summer Mainstage productions, as well as Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live, Summer College Internships and Theatre Camps and Classes for kids.

Sponsors for Bay Street's 2011 Summer Gala include Bridgehampton Florist, Channing Daughters Winery, Dan's Papers, HBO, Party Rentals, Ltd ., Searles Graphics, Southampton Publick House, Sterling Affair Caterers, Suffolk County National Bank, and Wimco. Interested sponsors should contact the Development Office at 631-725-0818.

Tickets are $550 each, with tables of 10 available at $5,500 and a limited number of VIP preferred tables of 10 available at $10,000.

Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.

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