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Event Photos - Center Stage Celebration 2012

The Center Stage Celebration gala benefit was held at Hilton Short Hills on Friday, May 4, 2012. It was a night to remember with legendary actress and singer Lorna Luft, talented Paper Mill Playhouse students, the fantastic Eddie Bruce Band, a lively auction, fine food and wine, dancing, and camaraderie. All proceeds benefited artistic, education, and outreach programs of Paper Mill Playhouse.

 

All photographs courtesy of Chris Jorda Photography.

Headline entertainer Lorna Luft gets some love from Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (left) and Associate Artistic Director Patrick Parker (right)

Headline entertainer Lorna Luft gets some love from Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (left) and Associate Artistic Director Patrick Parker (right)

 
Board Members Jane Higgins (left) and Carolyn Ferolito (right) embrace former Board Member Charles Pascarella, recipient of the Antoinette Scudder Patron of the Arts Award

Board Members Jane Higgins (left) and Carolyn Ferolito (right) embrace former Board Member Charles Pascarella, recipient of the Antoinette Scudder Patron of the Arts Award

 
The evening\'s honorees - Charles Pascarella, Lorna Luft and John McEwen

The evening's honorees - Charles Pascarella, Lorna Luft and John McEwen

 
Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, Chairman of the Board Kenneth P. Wenger and Board Member Peter Webster

Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, Chairman of the Board Kenneth P. Wenger and Board Member Peter Webster

 
Paper Mill Playhouse Board Member Howard Hirsch and his wife Pamela

Paper Mill Playhouse Board Member Howard Hirsch and his wife Pamela

 
Lorna Luft

Lorna Luft

 
Lorna Luft thrills the crowd

Lorna Luft thrills the crowd

 
Lorna Luft and Associate Artistic Director Patrick Parker

Lorna Luft and Associate Artistic Director Patrick Parker

 
Getting down on the dance floor

Getting down on the dance floor

 
The Eddie Bruce Band entertains

The Eddie Bruce Band entertains

 
Theatre School students perform numbers from the upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse season

Theatre School students perform numbers from the upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse season

 
The fabulous Eddie Bruce Band gets everyone in the mood for dancing!

The fabulous Eddie Bruce Band gets everyone in the mood for dancing!

 
The Eddie Bruce Band

The Eddie Bruce Band

 
The evening was beautifully designed by Jerry Rose, design maverick

The evening was beautifully designed by Jerry Rose, design maverick

 
Designed by Jerry Rose

Designed by Jerry Rose

 
Gala Chair Jane Higgins (center) pulls the winning raffle ticket

Gala Chair Jane Higgins (center) pulls the winning raffle ticket

 
Managing Director Todd Schmidt (left), Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (right) and Board Member Carolyn Ferolito present John McEwen (center) with his award

Managing Director Todd Schmidt (left), Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (right) and Board Member Carolyn Ferolito present John McEwen (center) with his award

 
Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Todd Schmidt present Lorna Luft with her award

Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Todd Schmidt present Lorna Luft with her award

 
Managing Director Todd Schmidt (left), Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (right) and Board Member Carolyn Ferolito present John McEwen (center) with his award

Managing Director Todd Schmidt (left), Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee (right) and Board Member Carolyn Ferolito present John McEwen (center) with his award

 
Auctioneer Brian Jaffe (left) warms up the crowd with the help of Managing Director Todd Schmidt

Auctioneer Brian Jaffe (left) warms up the crowd with the help of Managing Director Todd Schmidt

 
 
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