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Goldstar admission includes three free raffle tickets (valued at $2 each or 3 for $5), a complimentary glass of champagne (suggested donation of $5) and a Sharon McNight autographed CD (valued at $12).

The prizes for the raffle include


  • Wine Tasting Party for 20 of your closest friends at Vintage Berkeley

  • Berkeley Rep tickets

  • A Berkeley Playhouse season subscription

  • 42nd Street Moon tickets

  • Shotgun Players tickets

Berkeley Playhouse will roll out the red carpet for its first Tony Award Party on June 13, 2010. The Playhouse will broadcast on the big screen the American Theatre Wing’s 64th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony”® Awards, which honor theatre professionals and distinguished achievement on Broadway. This free community event will be hosted by Broadway star Sharon McNight, who received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as “Diva” in “Starmites,” Best Musical nominee.

Her electrifying performance on the 1989 telecast of the Tonys thrust her onto the national stage, and since then, she has enjoyed a career as a much sought-after cabaret performer, and recording artist. Her one-woman shows “Red Hot Mama” and “The Sophie Tucker Songbook” have been acclaimed by critics on both coasts. She has also been widely recognized as a warrior in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and was even featured in the Randy Shilt’s book “And The Band Played On.”

Pre-show entertainment featuring Sharon McNight will begin at 7:00pm. Complimentary champagne, finger foods and drinks will be available (donations appreciated), and an exciting raffle will benefit TheatreReach, the Berkeley Playhouse educational outreach program. Theatre-related activities for youth and children will be held in the Center’s studios – led by a BP teaching artist.

Kids & teens participating in the event will perform a finale number on-stage with Sharon McNight! Sharon’s song list for the evening includes:  “The Impossible Dream,” from Man of LaMancha, “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors, some classic Broadway, “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid, and some of her signature songs by Mae West & Sophie Tucker….plus a fun audience sing-along and finale featuring Berkeley Playhouse kids and students.