The Festival Soirée & Tea are the primary fundraiser for the Festival competition. The Soirée is an evening event and the Tea is an afternoon event. At both events, dessert is enjoyed while students perform musical selections, and then the audience is invited to see an open dress rehearsal of the Festival show. The dates for the Soirée/Tea are early March. There are MANY volunteer opportunities for Festival Soirée/Tea (info at the meeting and via upcoming emails). Party planners/ cooks/ decorators/folks who like to move heavy objects- this event is for you!!
The lobby area of the theatre is decorated to create an elegant atmosphere with round tables covered in white linen, china, cloth napkins, and centerpieces. The room is decorated with trees covered in white lights.
Target is around 90 people per performance. Invitations are sent one month in advance with RSVP number and email listed. Target alumni families, community, and boosters. Dede welcomes the audience, and individual students perform.