RED CARPET GALA & BENEFIT CONCERT

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ST. GEORGE THEATRE RESTORATION, INC.

STARRING DIONNE WARWICK

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

Honoring

Cube Construction Services, Sanjay Bharadwaj, President and CEO

Evergreene Architectural Arts, Jeff Greene, Chairman and Founder

The Red Carpet Gala & Benefit Concert starring Dionne Warwick, is the principal fundraiser for St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc., a non-profit organization.  Festivities include an awards ceremony, Dionne Warwick – Live in Concert and an after-party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music in the VG Lounge, Grand and Mezzanine Lobbies.  Journal ads start at $100.  Gala tickets are $450 per person, and sponsorships start at $1,000.  Tickets for the concert-only range from $49-$129.

GALA COMMITTEE

Board of Directors

Brian J. Laline, Chairperson

Michael Caridi, Treasurer  • Dr. Gracelyn F. Santos, Secretary

Gail Castellano
Hon. Alfred Cerullo III
Katherine Connors
Dr. Louis F. DeSantis
Frank Dillon
Fred Guinta

Robert Kasegrande
Hon. James P. Molinaro
Dr. Thomas Petrone
Lenny Rampulla
Dr. Carrie Robinson

Frank Scarangello
Jack Stern
Dana Walker-Boyd
Dr. Larry Arann, Emeritus
Joe Causi, Honorary

Robert Scamardella, Esq., Counsel to the Board

Doreen P. Cugno, CEO, Co-Founder
Luanne Sorrentino, Co-Founder, Restaurant Chairperson
Lillian Lagazzo, Journal Co-Chairperson
Jessica Mees, Journal Co-Chairperson

Gala Committee Members

Bobby Aanonsen
Kim Avilez
Mike Bloomfield
Awilda Campbell
Dr. Craig Campbell
Chris Campbell
Michael Cusick
Joan Cusack
Dr. Jack D’Angelo
Joseph DeAngelis
Christine DeHart
Julie DeStefano
Michele Durkin
Veronica Fossella-Bifalco

Massiel Felix
Philip Guarnieri
Laurie Guinta
Denise Henick
Jeff Henick
Fran Hogan
Vincent Innocente
Barnie Keller
John Kelly
Cara Liander
Nazareth Laursen
Ray Laursen
David Lehr
Philip Mancuso

Kevin Mannix
Sylvia Pace-Diaz
Gary Perone
Lynne Persing
Leila Pollio
Dan Ryan
Ron Scimone Jr.
Vickie Spagnola
Michelle Swiney McCombs
Jeanine Tardy
John Tardy
Kim Vigorito
Frank Wilkinson
Chris Williams

2022 Benefit Concert

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. hosted its annual Benefit Concert with The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi. The event raised necessary funds for the non-profit theatre while honoring The Mannix Family – Kevin and Tim Mannix of ShopRite / Mannix Family Markets – for their dedication to the St. George Theatre and the Staten Island community. To view the electronic journal, click here.

Press Links:

https://www.silive.com/news/2022/05/oh-what-a-night-shoprites-mannix-family-honored-by-st-george-theatre-and-the-blues-brothers.html

https://www.silive.com/news/2022/05/silivecom-subscribers-get-face-to-face-with-the-blues-brothers-during-live-show-anniversary-gala-at-st-george-theatre.html

2021 Virtual Gala

The St. George Theatre celebrated its first-ever “Ring in the Spring” Virtual Gala on Sunday, April 25, 2021. This one-hour virtual presentation featured a sneak peek at the latest enhancements to the theatre over the last year, plus a Red Carpet segment, past gala spotlight, and a special performance by Bobby Wilson, The Chiclettes, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. To view the electronic journal, click here.

2019 Gala Highlights

The St. George Theatre celebrated its 89th anniversary on Saturday, March 30, 2019 with the annual Red Carpet Gala and Benefit Concert starring The O’Jays. The event featured a pre-show cocktail reception, awards presentation, concert, and after-party. Honored for his service to the St. George Theatre and the Staten Island community was John Demolas, executive director of the Staten Island University Hospital Foundation / Northwell Health. Proceeds from the evening are to benefit St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic St. George Theatre.

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2018 Gala Highlights

The St. George Theatre celebrated its 88th anniversary on Saturday, March 24, 2018 with the annual Red Carpet Gala and Benefit Concert starring Michael McDonald. The event featured a pre-show cocktail reception, awards presentation, concert, and after-party. Honored for their service to Staten Island were two distinguished couples who have made great contributions to both the St. George Theatre and the Staten Island community: Frank & Jessica Dillon of Hanley Funeral Home, and Dr. Thomas & Maria Petrone of Petrone Associates. Proceeds from the evening are to benefit St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic St. George Theatre.

Press Links:

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/st_george_theatre_celebrates_8.html

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/michael_mcdonald_headlines_st.html

2017 Gala Highlights

The St. George Theatre celebrated its 87th anniversary on Sunday, February 26, 2017 with the annual Red Carpet Gala and Benefit Concert starring Huey Lewis & The News. The event featured a pre-show cocktail reception, awards presentation, concert, and after-party. Honored for their service to Staten Island were two distinguished award recipients: David Barry of Urby / Ironstate Development, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Special opening act was John Castellano and Richie Castellano. Proceeds from the evening are to benefit St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic St. George Theatre.

Press Links:

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/02/post_76.html

http://blog.silive.com/gracelyns_chronicles/2017/03/co-founders_of_st_george_theat.html

https://themusicuniverse.com/huey-lewis-rocks-st-george-theater/