July 17, 2010 - RED HOT 2010 Recap
I had the pleasure of again producing RED HOT 2010 on Friday, July 16th, the annual fundraising party at Oilcan Harry's to benefit Project Transitions. And with such amazing live
While the enthusiastic patrons perused the more than 100 exclusive silent auction items - including trips to Marfa and San Antonio courtesy of Bunkhouse Management and awesome theatre packages from The Paramount, The Long Center, Texas Performing Arts, and Broadway Across America - the members of the Shady Ladies softball team worked the crowd with food from M2 Lounge and The Screaming Goat. Big props to
We kicked the entertainment off with my cabaret partners Murrah Noble, Megan Becker, and Walker Hill - with my music director Joseph Scutti on the piano. Then the amazing cast of ZACH Theatre's summer production of The Drowsy Chaperone took the stage by force. The cast of The City Theatre's upcoming production of Into the Woods upped the ante, and then the Austin Babtist Women stirred the crowd into a frenzy. The lovely ladies of “La Cage: Vegas in Austin” and the incredible pop sensation Larissa Ness - with full band, back-up singers, and dancers - brought the night to a crescendo, just in time for the live auction.
Community supporter Steven Higginbotham created the RED HOT event 19 years ago, and every year it remains one of the top Austin summer social and fundraising events. And thanks to the staff of Oilcan Harry's - and especially visionary owner Larry Davis - the annual event continues to break fundraising records.
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(Photos courtesy Seabrook Jones)