Spotlight Gala

May 21, 2023 | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

5:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:30 pm Dinner

Featuring the Comedic Stylings of

Rita Rudner

Champion for the Arts

Darlene Marcos Shiley

Gala Chairs

Laura Applegate
Sarah King

Honorary Committee

Alexia and Paul Anas
Katherine and Dr. Tom Foster
Jeannie and Gerry Ranglas

Cocktail Attire

This memorable evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a seated, plated dinner in the Park Hyatt Aviara Resorts beautiful garden venue. After dinner, auctioneer Clint Bell will conduct the live auction and Artist’s Advocacy segment, benefitting North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artists and Educational Programming. There will be a special appearance by our theatre school students, a live band, and the comedic stylings of Rita Rudner.

Rita Rudner

A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a multi-year run she sold almost two million tickets, grossed over a hundred million dollars and become the longest-running solo female comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She was named Las Vegas’s Comedian of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award. In October 2017 she was given the Casino Entertainment Legend Award.

Rita’s first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards, as was her eponymous English BBC television show that later appeared in the USA on A&E. Rudner’s two one-hour specials for HBO, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children, were ratings standouts and she performed all over the country, filling Carnegie Hall in New York three times. In 2008 Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas was PBS’s first ever stand-up comedy special.

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Single ticket prices begin at $400
Patron opportunities are also available.

For more information or to become a patron please contact:
Denise Young (858) 481-2155 ext. 210