The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is holding a gala on August 25th, and the featured entertainment for the evening will be provided by Aaron Tveit himself. The event will not only raise money for the program, but it will also serve as a way to open TPAC’s upcoming season – which includes Catch Me If You Can in January – and honor community leader John Ferguson in the process.
Inspired by Catch Me – the musical Aaron helped bring to Broadway last year – the gala will have a swanky 1960s theme. It begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and a headline performance by Aaron. More details on what to expect from the event are as follows:
“Inspired by the playful fun of Catch Me If You Can, our chairs have taken off, transporting guests to the time setting of the show, 1963 to 1968. We don’t want to spoil any of the surprises – a trademark of our gala – but I can say that the heyday of Pan American World Airlines influenced the stunning design for this event. Guests will love the vintage look and feel,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer.
“And what would a party inspired by this time period be without some high fashion from the 1960s? We’re encouraging guests to dress in 1960s cocktail or evening wear, from the signature elegance and simplicity early in the decade to the more adventurous directions in fashion after 1964, the year the Beatles debuted on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’” said O’Brien. “All of our guests will be on the best-dressed list, of course, but you can imagine the fun some of our patrons will have when they go all-out to recreate a 1960s look.”
If you’re lucky enough to attend, tickets can be purchased here.