8 Dec 2012, W Hotel, Sentosa
WOW – The Theatre Ball by Singapore Repertory Theatre exceeded expectation yet again with stunning décor conceptualized by Olga Iserlis of Twise. Sponsored by W Hotel Sentosa Cove, this year’s theme was Psychedelic Wonderland with guests asked to come as their favourite character beginning with the letter ‘W’.
Willy Wonka, Where’s Waldo, Wild West, a green Elphaba from Wicked and even a couple of W.C.s could be seen.
SRT’s Artistic Director Gaurav Kripalani who was dressed as a psychedelic Mad Hatter from Wonderland said, “This is our 10th Theatre Ball. It’s always an exciting challenge to make the party even better than the year before.” He added, “Funds raised go towards helping SRT fulfill its mission of staging the best theatre in Singapore, so we are extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”
Guests entered the ballroom to an elaborate picnic laid out before them reminiscent of a modern Alice in Wonderland created by Executive Chef Matthew Woolford.
The silent auction had some of the most attractive prizes ever seen at a gala. MasterCard donated a four-night stay in Los Angeles for two to attend the Grammy Awards, one of only 10 such Priceless Experience packages like that in the world; Audi donated a four-night stay including two business class tickets to the North Cape in Scandinavia for a driving experience along the fjords. The funds raised from the auction go towards funding SRT’s new Education Department which besides creating resources for teachers and students, also conducts workshops in schools based on the play being performed as part of SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park series.