Studio Tenn’s annual One Night Only fundraiser has outgrown the massive space of Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin.
Taking place on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., Studio Tenn has found a way to offer more ticketing options to provide greater access to this award-winning event.
“In response to requests from our regular season patrons and others, we’ve found a way to expand the opportunity to have more guests,” said Matt Logan, Studio Tenn’s artistic director. “We are opening the loft in Liberty Hall and tickets are only $100 per person.”
Doors open on the main floor at 7 p.m. to allow guests time to mingle, enjoy cocktails and food, bid on incredible auction items and enjoy dinner before the star-studded show begins on stage.
The Loft Party begins at 8 p.m. and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity to participate in the auction and a balcony view of the entertainment. These tickets are standing room only. Curtains will go up at 8:30 p.m.
Charlotte Goldston, One Night Only co-chair, said the Loft Party is a great addition to this year’s gala.
“The show is so spectacular that patrons are on their feet most of the night with repeated standing ovations, so those upstairs will be just fine standing for the show. It’s one that would turn Broadway stages green with envy,” she said.
Logan said the loft accommodates 100 people, so those who want to see the show for this price should snatch the last few tickets up while they still can.
“This is Studio Tenn’s fifth annual One Night Only fundraiser,” said Trish Munro, One Night Only co-chair. “Word is out that this is the best show in town. Invitations were not even mailed out this year because the demand was so high and tickets were snatched up so early.”
The main events of the evening are the online auction and the show itself. The auction will go live online Oct. 2. According to Goldston and Munro, the auction is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
“We have incredible priceless experiences up for bid, things like a trip to New York City with Matt Logan to see Broadway shows and meet the stars backstage, and a dinner party in the high bidder’s home with Studio Tenn providing live entertainment,” Goldston said. “Original art abounds as do dinners at local restaurants. The online auction is available to interested bidders locally and across the country who cannot attend.”
The show itself is live, featuring the incredible talents of local artists as well as Broadway stars.
“A show doesn’t get any better than this and that goes for the entire season,” Munro said. “When we lived in Connecticut, we went to New York City often to see Broadway shows. They are absolutely no better, and often not as good as the performances Studio Tenn brings to us every season. Studio Tenn is an incredible gift to Middle Tennessee.”
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.studiotenn.com/ono17.