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Gorgeously Gothic Sweeney Todd Opera Ball

Hawaii Opera Theatre’s (HOT) 2014 “Gorgeously Gothic” Opera Ball will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at The Modern Honolulu.  This black-tie evening will celebrate HOT’s 2014-2015 season finale, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and will be based on Victorian themes of the day with food, entertainment and surprises galore!  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue through 11:30 p.m.  Along with a specially designed dinner, there will be the usual outstanding entertainment and of course dancing.  The Opera Ball is greatly appreciated for its live entertainment featuring performances by Hawaii Opera Theatre artists, including its Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio singers, both adult and youth.

Supporting the Opera Ball, HOT’s principal annual fundraiser, allows Hawaii’s only opera company to continue to serve the Hawaii community by consistently offering unique, high-quality, artistic experiences, along with excellent educational and outreach programs that enrich the State.  This support also enables HOT to continue functioning in a sound, fiscally responsible manner, thus ensuring sustainable future success. HOT is internationally known, now featuring four full-scale opera productions with an expected attendance of over 18,000 patrons and a subscriber renewal rate of 95%.  HOT’s education and outreach programs reach 25,000 students, and their teachers and families, statewide.

Tables are available for $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $3,500 (see benefits below).  Individual tickets may be purchased for $350, based on availability, after September 1, 2014.  Call Renson Madarang at (808) 596-7372 ext. 203 or email:  r_madarang@hawaiiopera.org

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Table Benefits:

(Please download, fill out, and submit table form: Table Form 2014.)

All table level benefits include:

  • Table sponsor name printed in the invitation (deadline July 30, 2014).
  • Acknowledgement in Opera Ball program, all 2014-2015 production programs (deadline September 1), and HOT’s website- www.hawaiiopera.org.
  • Name or company name prominently displayed at the table upon request.
  • HOT will mail invitations to each of your guests.
  • Guaranteed complimentary valet parking for table (up to ten spaces).

Diamond ($15,000)

  • You and your guests will arrive in luxury, driven to and from the gala in a limousine.
  • The evening will continue with premium wines, unique table favors and close access to the evening’s entertainment.
  • Ten tickets (Tuesday performance) for one of the 2014-2015 opera productions to be furnished upon request.
  • Host and one guest will receive an Invitation to one 2014-2015 season opera production Meet the Stars party.
  • Host and one guest will receive an Invitation to one 2014-2015 opera production VIP Dress Rehearsal with pre-reception and backstage tour.

Platinum ($10,000)

  • Preferred seating.
  • Premium wine served at table and table favors for each guest.
  • Four tickets (Tuesday performance) for one of the 2014-2015 opera productions to be furnished upon request.
  • Host and one guest will receive an Invitation to one 2014-2015 season opera production Meet the Stars party.

Gold ($7,500)

  • Special seating.
  • Upgraded wine served at table and table favors for each guest.
  • Host and one guest will receive an Invitation to one 2014-2015 season opera production Meet the Stars party.

Silver ($5,000)

  • Host and one guest will receive an Invitation to one 2014-2015 opera production VIP Dress Rehearsal with pre-reception and backstage tour.
  • See all table purchase benefits at top of page one.

Bronze ($3,500)

  • See all table purchase benefits at top of page one.

Individual tickets at $350 will be sold, based on availability, beginning September 1, 2014.

Seating will be assigned according to the category of table purchased and by the date the table is reserved. For more information call Elisabeth Case, Director of Development, or Renson Madarang, Development Associate/ Opera Ball Coordinator at (808) 596-7372 or e-mail r_madarang@hawaiiopera.org.

(The total amount of your contribution less the value of food and beverage and benefits per table is tax deductible and will be reported to you after the event.  Please consult your tax advisor.)